Trainer - Special Operation Group

  • Job Reference: R23067
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Additional Benefits
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Trainer - Special Operation Group

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - £27k - £36k (dependent on experience and suitability for the role)

Hours - Core hours between 7:30 - 5pm

Closing Date - 17th May

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle - Just let us know if you would like to work part time.

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services.

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution).

  • Life Assurance.

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending.

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family.

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

What will I be doing?

As a Trainer within Special Operations Group (SOG), you will be responsible for the delivery of technical training in specialist Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as Pressurised Breathing Air Suits. You will also be training teams in specialist equipment and techniques.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Supporting the Planning and coordinating functional/ Tech Centre owned training courses and programmes.

  • Providing training either classroom or on the job.

  • Supporting the Design & development of training courses.

  • Ensuring training is modern and up to date with latest industry best practice/ technology.

  • Working with Function/ Tech Centre to arrange training venue, logistics, security considerations and any other relevant training requirements.

  • Maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security, and quality and be a great team player.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day deliverables of the training programme within the function/ Tech Centre.

  • Manage attendees during training.

  • Collect feedback for training completed both internally and externally. Audit external training providers to determine effectiveness.

  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

What do I need to be considered for this role?

Although not considered to be a checklist, to be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Experience in Respiratory Protective equipment

  • Experience or knowledge of Pressurised Breathing Air Suits

  • Proficient IT skills (Microsoft Word and Excel)

  • Training qualifications/experience.

  • Experience working in high hazard, highly regulated environments.

  • Full driving licence (Manual)

  • Willing to gain Trainer qualifications.

  • Willing to become a Work Supervisor (WSS)

Candidates must be willing and able to apply, obtain and maintain the required security clearance for the role.