Trainer – Operational Mandated Training: OPST

Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Grade F
Full Time

Operational Personal Safety Trainer

Grade F - £25,380 - £30,951

Learning and Organisational Development (LOD) sits within the People Services Directorate of Staffordshire Police and the Team are responsible for the design, delivery, evaluation and continuous development of teaching products for police officers and police staff; in line with the College of Policing National Curriculum and supporting the priorities of the Force Policing Plan.

Learning, development and CPD are intrinsic to supporting Staffordshire Police’s Blueprint for Change and LOD strives to be at the forefront of both Trust Driven Policing and the National Enabling Programme

As an OPST trainer you will be required to provide guidance, coaching and instruction in many aspects of Personal Safety. This ranges from use of de-escalation tactics to police personal protective equipment and unarmed skills. You will also have to assess student performance against the National Curriculum.

You must also hold a full driving license.

Further details and key responsibilities can be found in the role profile.

The deadline for submissions is 12.00 Midday on Tuesday 30th March 2021.

*Please note that there will be a 2 stage assessment process for the role.

Stage 1 – Fitness Test / Assessment Centre

Stage 2 – Interview

Applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a representative from the People Services team will notify any affected applicants.

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Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Job related fitness test 
  • Medical assessment