Every day the police find themselves in harm’s way protecting the public. Working independently of police and government, we make sure both serving and former colleagues who suffer harm, and their families, have someone to turn to when things get tough.
This means championing welfare that works and providing a confidential programme of practical, emotional, and financial support to police and their families. We understand modern policing and the impact this has. That’s why we identify and help fill gaps in care, provide support for those in need, and act as a lifeline for those who carry the physical and psychological scars of public service.
Together, we’re building a future where no-one suffering harm is left without help.
Our core values
- CARING | Our approach is one built around understanding the difficult environment in which the police operate. We demonstrate empathy, respect, and understanding in everything we do.
- INDEPENDENT | We effectively support the service whilst being outside it. This means we can wholeheartedly champion the needs of our beneficiaries free from conflicts of interest.
- OPEN | We share our expertise, experience, and resources with others because we understand that collaboration is the only way we can reduce the impact of harm on police and families.
- RESPONSIBLE | We use our resources wisely to best support our mission, both now and in the future whilst upholding the highest ethical and professional standards possible.
- INNOVATIVE | We constantly seek new ways to improve our working practices, support programmes, and welfare options to better support our beneficiaries so that they can recover and rebuild their lives for a brighter future.
The Learning and development trainer is a member of the Learning and development Team. The postholder will work in collaboration with our Trustees, staff and network of volunteer colleagues to ensure that those harmed because of their policing role, and their families, have somewhere to turn to when things get tough.
You will be responsible for delivering a package of training material to individuals and mixed audiences. As part of the role, you will work to develop training materials staff and volunteers in the charity, you will also be responsible for continued evaluation and development of training materials for the Trauma impact prevention techniques (TIPT) which are delivered across the UK to police personnel. You will, alongside the L&D training coordinator, work to prioritise the demand and delivery of actual training.
You may be asked to represent the charity at events or conferences and will need to confident in providing practical help and advice in relation to the charitable activities: specifically, the delivery of TIPT. In some circumstances, you may be asked to support the training coordinator in assessing a trainer delivering the training package, coordinating feedback and advising on continued professional development. You will often be the first point of contact for new enquiries and existing contacts. You will determine how the charity can best support through the provision of services or by offering advice and guidance, including signposting and/or referring to other organisations and helping them access our services as appropriate.
- To work with the L&D training coordinator to deliver TIPT “train the trainer” training and manage the LMS training platform for staff and volunteers
- To develop and review training materials and lesson plans under the guidance of the L&D training coordinator and in conjunction with the Director of Research
- Maintain a good relationship with a cohort of TIPT trainers across UK policing to ensure that they have the most up to date training, materials, and qualifications, advising on CPD and where necessary making recommendations around personal development.
- Working alongside the L&D training coordinator you will support the staff and volunteers to complete e-learning and ensure that the learning management system meets the needs of the charity and the individuals with regards to essential training and CPD.
- Work with the L&D training coordinator, to develop guidance and training materials for staff and Volunteers and ensure adequate recruitment and training in support of our volunteer colleagues.
- Ensure that information gathered is held within the case management system up to date with accurate and relevant information, in accordance with data protection and processing laws, including the trainer’s details and qualifications.
- Undertake all administrative work generated by the post, such as progress reports, scheduling, and filing.
- A degree of flexibility will be essential in this role and the post holder will need a UK driving license and be willing to travel across the UK to deliver training or attend events.
- As part of your role you will be expected to stay up to date with your qualifications, accreditation and CPD and that you ensure you are up to date with impacts on UK policing and delivery of trauma impact support techniques.
Hours of work
The hours of work are 21 hours per week, your contract will be based at our Woking office, however, a large percentage of your work can be delivered agilely, and a degree of flexibility will be required. The core responsibilities and duties should be carried out during 9am – 5pm weekdays. This is a fixed term contract for 1 year.
This job description is neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the duties and responsibilities may vary from time-to-time in the light of changing circumstances and in consultation with the jobholder.
The jobholder will be required to work within the rules and regulations of the charity and accept the authority of the Chief Executive, who has discretion to delegate authority to the job-holder and to withdraw it.
Equal Opportunities Policy
The charity is committed to eliminating any discrimination and promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in all it does. The charity is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and we will not unlawfully discriminate against job applicants, employees of the charity, volunteers, workers, or contract workers on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation
How to apply
Application is by email, with a CV and cover letter as ATTACHED DOCUMENTS, addressed for the attention of Maria O’Brien and sent to Recruitment@policecare.org.uk .
Closing date: 17th December 2021