Firearms Trainer (Internal)
Do you have the unique set of skills we are looking for?
Our firearms department is a specialist area within our organisation that covers firearms response across Gloucestershire, Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire police forces (Tri Force).
Portishead , Blackrock Training Centre- BS20 8JY
The teams are a rapid response department who are on call 24/7 to provide assistance wherever and whenever it is needed.
We are now looking for an experienced individual to join us to help train and develop our officers as a Firearms Trainer.
In this role you will organise and lead on the planning and delivery of firearms training in line with the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum.
We will need you to be responsible for the assessment and development of our Authorised Firearms Officers, providing guidance and continued professional development advice and support.
You will need to deliver training across all of our Tri-force area and therefore will be out and about at all other forces on a regular basis.
This really is a unique opportunity for someone to come along and be the difference we are looking for.
What we need from you
We need you to be a current Authorised Firearms Officer and hold a National Police Firearms Training Certificate, hold a teaching or training qualification to NVQ Level 3 in Training and Development or equivalent (PTTLLS – Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Centre) and hold or be willing to achieve CTTLLS– Certificate to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector within 12 months.
Your ability to communicate clearly and effectively on both an individual and group basis is key here, you need to be a self-confident, motivated individual who can manage your own workload and provide the plan and guidance needed for others.
You must also meet the following requirements for this role, Annual hearing and eye sight test in line with National standards, 6 monthly re-qualification shoot – 90% pass mark to meet the standards set out by the College of Policing and Annual Fitness test to the agreed National levels.
We want you to
• Be valued.
• Be the difference.
Applicants will need to provide evidence against a number of the standard Competency and Values Framework (CVF) when submitting an application. Full details will be shown on the application form.
Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?
Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.
If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.
All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.
All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.
Recruitment and Selection Policy
Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.
Police Barred and Advisory lists
Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.
Vetting and safeguarding
Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.
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