Driver Training Manager

Full Time
From £45,953.38 to £47,359.27

Driver Training Manager is required for a permanent role paying from £45,953.38 to £47,359.27 plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum with the British Transport Police (BTP) based in Spring House, London

BTP is the national police force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As Driver Training Manager with BTP, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of Driver Training for the force, including Driving Standards, which is integral to ensuring learning from near misses and adverse driving incidents are addressed through training.

As Driver Training Manager, you will be required to:

  • Coordinate and manage the delivery of driver training and associated assessment, in compliance with legislation and in accordance with force requirements.
  • Provide advice and guidance in relation to all aspects of driver training and associated standards, acting as the training subject matter Force expert; including providing high quality advice and guidance on training strategies, policies, systems, programmes and priorities, training and occupational standards, accreditation requirements and legislative and regulatory impacts.
  • Monitor, report on and develop course structures to ensure the optimum investment on return for courses delivered by the Driver Training team, encompassing post implementation and periodic review of training, creating plans and making recommendations on how to deliver products that are fit for purpose.
  • Take on a national role working with the NPCC Lead for Driver Training and College of Policing to create a national policy and police driver training syllabus for Electric Vehicle Response Training. The individual will become the lead for electric vehicles sitting on the National Police Practioner Group Training. They will be required to support other Home Office Force Driver Training Managers to implement the new training package as part of this national role.
  • Quality assure all aspects of training for the force, through personal observation and dip testing to assure adherence to Force standards.

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.

The successful Driver Training Manager will be required to evidence the following:

  • Level 6 qualification in leadership, management and/or teaching or be willing to work towards one on appointment (funded BTP apprenticeship scheme).
  • A recognised College of Policing Driving Instructors Qualification.
  • Relevant training/teaching experience.
  • Ability to influence at a senior and national level for the delivery of emergency service training within policing.
  • Experience of coordinating and managing Police Driver Training and Instructors.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development.

If you are interested in applying to this Driver Training Manager role, then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted.

In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • £45,953.38 to £47,359.27 plus £2,835.11 London Allowance per annum
  • Yearly base salary increments
  • Working from home allowance available to purchase suitable equipment for blended & home working
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible agile working approach
  • Family friendly policies including up to 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave
  • Bespoke benefits platform and access to Blue Light Card
  • Development opportunities including fully funded apprenticeships
  • Employee assistance programme and dedicated wellbeing hub
  • Pension scheme

BTP is an employer who cares about the impact we have on the environment and the wider challenges of climate change, and as such we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and achieving Net Zero Carbon (NZC) through offsetting by 2035. We are ambitious in achieving Net Zero and to do this we will be the first police force in the country to electrify our car and van fleet by April 2025, two years ahead of the Government Green Fleet Commitment target.

As an equal opportunities employer, British Transport Police is committed to the inclusive treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. In order for us to achieve this we ask that you complete the relevant diversity monitoring form. Any information relating to the diversity monitoring form are used only with the intent to improve our services and people practices. Please be assured that all applications will be judged on their individual merit and no other factors.

In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

BTP has undertaken a review of Police Staff pensions and as a result of this the Police Staff pension will be changing. The current police staff pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which is administered by the Railways Pension scheme. The new pension scheme which is launching is a Defined Contribution scheme which is administered by Royal London. The new pension scheme is awaiting formal approval and an introductory date is not finalised. The earliest this will be is February 2023. If you have any queries, please contact the recruitment team –

Internal candidates must have completed their probation for their current substantive posting and can only apply in tenure if Head of Department approval is emailed to prior to the vacancy closing. Internal candidates must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance and that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date. A minimum indicator of 3 / developing' or' 'Indicator 5 / no rating must have been achieved on the last reporting year PDR.

This opportunity is closed to applications.