Trainer - Personal Safety Training / Taser / First Aid

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Salary
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Graduate, Training

We currently have an exciting opportunity available for a Personal Safety Trainer specialising in Personal Safety, TASAR and First Aid.

This position is full time and will be based at Exeter Police Headquarters.


  • to co-ordinate, prepare annual training schedules, design, develop and deliver training and development across a variety of packages. This will focus on Taser, Personal Safety and First Aid Training for the force.

  • Design and deliver training packages for on and off the job training.

  • Identify individual training needs of students, as well as the occupational and organisational training needs of the Force (training needs analysis).

  • and external meetings, meet with representatives of outside organisations and represent the force at outside conferences, if directed.

  • Test and assess students and deliver any skills coaching or development of students required. Advise and counsel staff in training and development issues including internal departmental routes and external qualification routes.

  • Maintain records for lesson plans, courses, correspondence, reference materials, course content, and guest speakers consistent with the departmental requirements.

  • To keep abreast of local/national developments best practice, legislation. Developing standards ensuring that programmes and packages are updated accordingly.


  • A recognised training/teaching qualification (eg Police Trainer Certificate or equivalent City & Guilds Further Adult Education Certificate, Certificate of Education, Certificate in Training Practice or equivalent NVQ level III in Learning and Development) OR Similar extensive relevant experience together with a commitment and potential to achieve such a qualification.

  • Must be able to identify training and development needs and design bespoke training and development interventions according to learning methodologies consistent with the Force guidance; in order to support staff to meet individual and organisational objectives.

  • Values and Ethics - A trainers role is representative of the organisation and must have a broad understanding of issues affecting the service and to behave appropriately to ensure an appropriate image is displayed particularly important in relation to all areas of diversity. Additionally, a Trainer holds a position of responsibility and therefore must be able to effectively provide and manage students, irrespective of their rank or position.

  • The post holder must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate learning and understanding into the workplace and to liaise and respond to the needs of the organisation. Must also be able to adapt the style of communication to meet the needs of the audience.

  • Must be able to demonstrate sound organisational and planning skills. This is important when working towards deadlines to organise and prioritise courses to meet organisational, team and individual needs and to meet any requirements to schedule training demands across the force.

  • Must be trained to Basic Life Support (BLS) standard, and have at least 2 years experience in First Aid and be the holder of a Current First Aid at Work Certificate.

  • The Post-holder should ideally be or have recently been a Taser user.

  • The Post-holder should have experience in the delivery of Personal Safety Training and hold a relevant certificate

  • The Post-holder should hold a Level 2 Gym Instructors qualification or equivalent.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work for Devon & Cornwall Police - and as such have the ability to apply for upcoming permanent positions advertised internally

  • Free parking

  • Access to highly discounted gym facilities

  • Paid annual leave

  • The ability to apply for a 'Blue Light' discount card

  • Access to Adecco Boost - including free eye sight tests, discounted vouchers and a 24/7 wellbeing centre

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