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Training Supervisor (Driving Standards Unit)-18 Month Fixed Term/Secondment

210000H8 Requisition #

Grade: 7
Salary: £36,369-41,718
Closing date-18th October 2021

18 Month Fixed Term Contract

Ops L&D are an inclusive department who seek to maximise the potential of people from all backgrounds through a culture of fairness and inclusion to deliver the best service for our communities.

 Under the direction of the Training Manager for the Driver Development Unit, You will lead a team of Driver trainers to design and deliver bespoke driving training standards in line with national guidance to personnel within WMP, ensuring compliance with standards as set down by the College of Policing. You will provide a standard of consistency and support to managers and supervisors in dealing with officers whose driving fails below the standard of a careful and competent police driver.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and motivate a team of staff on a daily basis, taking responsibility for their appraisal, training, capability, development, selection and welfare
  • Ensure compliance with personnel policies and procedures, and build a cohesive, dedicated and professional team to deliver driver training to the Force.
  • Support continued accreditation of staff through CPD as well as operational deployments for police officers.
  • Evaluate current delivery methods in order to propose ways of enhancing delivery and implementing new approaches to learning by increased use of technology where appropriate.
  • Provide support and advice to individuals and departments in matters relating to driving standards and driver policy - Ensure effective use of trainers and resources in order to meet demand.
  • Supervise a team of PDI’s, quality assure the training delivery of the team through personal observation to assure adherence to force standards providing coaching, feedback, advice and guidance, implementing remedial action when appropriate, ensuring a consistent application of policy, practice and procedures in compliance with all relevant legislation and force policy.
  • Responsibility for the recording of removal and reinstatement of officer driver permits, in line with DSU Matrix.
  • Ensure recording of any driver metric testing within Data Protection
  • Schedule and training delivery. Manage duty rotas, approving annual leave and providing contingencies in case of sickness or leave.
  • Effectively manage the vehicle fleet in order to ensure an efficient continuity of service provision.
  • Work in partnership with PSD, Fleet, Legal and Insurance departments giving advice on standards of driving and recommendations, with the view of reducing cost, injury and damage to the fleet and its officers.
  • Support Ops L and D and management in times of emergencies and where exigencies of duties apply i.e. Op Colonel (Coronavirus response), and in cases of RTC involving our staff who may be out of area and out of normal driver training  times
  • Have full understanding of current Driver Policy, National APP/CoP and legislation relating to driver training and law.
  • Attend all Driver Standard Behaviour board with quarterly updates.
  • Deputise for Line Manager/AA of Ops L&D, acting as the Police Colleagues representative at corporate and external forums as required, including influencing working practices, in order to ensure the continued provision of high quality contribution from L&D.
  • Ensure that all findings and outcomes agreed by the DSU are recorded with a course of action/reflective practice/development plan or signposting to relevant partners within 28 days of incident submission


Knowledge & Experience


  • To hold a recognised Police Driver Trainers Course
  • Supervision of Police Staff and Police Officers.
  • Trainer course/qualification
  • Knowledge and experience of front line policing, utilising driver skills
  • Hold an advanced driving qualification
  • Health & Safety Risk Assessor
  • Confident to provide Evidence within a court of law, representing the Force as a Subject Matter Expert within the field of Driving Standards and Training.
  • Experience in the effective leading of people and delivery of change. You will be able to demonstrate your ability in the supervision and management of staff.
  • Evidence of challenging inappropriate behaviour/conduct.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain working relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Evidence of development and implementation of creative and innovative approaches to delivering service including use of technology to support organisational aims and objectives.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, with the ability to produce concise and well-reasoned reports with appropriate recommendations when required.
  • Demonstrate competence of working to deadlines and delivering results through effective planning and organisation of work and resources, with minimal supervision.
  • Effective maintenance of systems and record books and presentation of reports when required.
  • Produce timely and accurate management information, including completion of Management Control Checks as required


  • Experience of environmental scanning to embrace operational practices, technology and legislation
  • Experience of quality assurance practices, including regular review and evidence of continuous improvement.

Hours of Work and Flexibility:

Core hours 0800 x 1600 Monday to Friday, however there is flexibility within this as we aim to be a more inclusive department.

Requirements of the role will occasionally include work outside of these core hours including evenings and weekend working to support Operational L&D or the operational needs of West Midlands Police (including Op Pelkin, Op Colonel and Open evenings as directed by the training manager.

May be required to attend court to provide evidence relating to driver training


Agile Work Style:

The role will be a part of the Driver Development Unit, currently based at Halesowen, however, the applicant will be required to work agile and at all current bases within the Force as and when required or directed by the training manager.

Vetting and Medical:

Appointment to this role will be dependent upon successfully passing Vetting and medical checks, which may include a drugs test and if required a fitness test.

West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview.  

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

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