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Technical Skills Trainer – Investigation

This post is open to applicants who can meet the College’s nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements

This role is offered as either a permanent opportunity or a three-year secondment to serving police officers

Location: The College of Policing, Ryton, CV8 3EN

Salary: £27,990 - £34,084, working 37 hours per week

College grade: 2B

Rank: Constable or Sergeant

Closing date: Friday, 28 July, 2017 (midnight)

Interview date and location to be confirmed

About us:
Our vision is to be a world class professional body, equipping members with the skills and knowledge to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust. The quality of our services, the support for our members and a reputation for cutting-edge research and teaching will have a profound effect on the future development of policing in the UK and overseas for years to come.

We have four complementary functions:
Knowledge: developing the research and infrastructure for improving evidence of ‘what works’. Over time, this will ensure policing practice and standards are based on knowledge, not custom and convention.
Education: supporting the development of individual members of the profession. We set educational requirements to assure the public of the quality and consistency of policing skills, and facilitate academic accreditation and recognition of our members’ expertise.
Standards: drawing on the best available evidence of ‘what works’ to set standards in policing for forces and individuals, for example, through Authorised Professional Practice and peer review.
Building the College: developing our infrastructure so we achieve even greater efficiency and effectiveness and establish the College as an independent professional body and employer of choice.

Applications are invited for the post of
Technical Skills Trainer – Investigation

The selected candidate will be responsible to a Training Team Manager for the day to day delivery of training programmes, supervising students and, where appropriate, associate trainers to ensure that learning objectives are met to course specifications and agreed quality standards. You will work with other College departments to provide subject matter expertise in the formulation of evidence-based policing standards and the design and development of learning products.

All applicants must:
Be a qualified Trainer to meet the Police Sector Standard for the Training of Trainers: Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training, Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS Level 4) or NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development or equivalent.
Be an experienced and current Assessor competent to the Police Sector Standard for the Training of Assessors
Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development

Please see job description and appendix for full details of the role.

Applications will be sifted against the ‘Essential criteria’ section of the job description and the appendix.

Additional information and eligibility:
This role is offered as a three-year secondment to serving police officers at the rank of Constable or Sergeant, who have their chief officer's approval. Chief Officer’s approval must be of NPCC rank, i.e., CC, ACC or DCC.


Approval for secondment must accompany an application.

Police officers applying for a secondment opportunity must have a current vetting level of recruitment vetting (RV) as a minimum.

Prior to submitting an application please contact your force vetting department to check your vetting level. Central service conditions may apply for police officers and staff. Temporary promotion is not available.

New entrants are normally appointed at the pay scale minimum for their grade although there is limited scope for negotiation based on skills and experience.

Existing staff and civil servants should note that, if successful, their salary on appointment would normally be determined by applying the College’s usual salary progression rules. If the appointment is on level transfer, your substantive salary (excluding any allowances) will remain unchanged (unless it exceeds the maximum stated within the College pay band) and unless the successful candidate’s current salary is below the relevant College grade minimum. If the appointment is on temporary or substantive promotion, the successful candidate’s salary will be increased by the appropriate promotion percentage or moved to the relevant College grade minimum, whichever is the greater.

This post is open to UK nationals, Commonwealth citizens, EEA nationals of other member states and certain non EEA family members. There must be no employment restriction or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least three years, and in some cases five or even 10 years, preceding your application due to the requirement to have a checkable history for security vetting purposes. If you answer 'No' to the questions regarding nationality, then it is unlikely your application will be pursued. If you are unsure as to your eligibility on any of these points, please contact us for advice.


College posts are subject to both national security vetting and force vetting requirements.

How to apply and contact information:

Please complete the application and diversity forms and return them to one of the following:
By email:

By post: HR Department, College of Policing, Priestley House, Priestley Road Basingstoke RG24 9NW.

If you have trouble downloading any of the documents, or for further information regarding this position, please
contact us via the details above, or by telephone: 07823 668497.

Please quote the job title and vacancy reference number in all correspondence, apply HERE.

For further information visit the ‘How to apply’ page.

The College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all.

No agencies please.

Job Description




Location: Ryton

Salary: £27,990 - £34,084

Benefits: TBC


Closing Date: July 28th 2017





Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)844 660 8707

Fax: +44 (0)844 660 8701








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