Driving Instructor – Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service

To train and develop NFRS staff to the standards required of light vehicle and/or large goods vehicle Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) license holders.
To train and develop service staff to the standards required of Roadcraft, the Emergency Response Driving Fire Standard and the NFCC Emergency Response Driver and instructor framework, service protocols and to meet the legislative requirements on a variety of vehicles and specialist equipment used within the NFRS fleet.
To undertake an assessor role for a variety of vehicles and specialist equipment.
  • UK Category B driving licence.
  • UK Category C1 licence with manual entitlement.
  • UK Category C licence with a minimum of 3 years practical driving experience.
  • Demonstrate a high standard in their personal driving (a driving assessment will be undertaken)
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Excellent IT skills, covering all MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Able to prioritise and organise a busy work schedule, remaining calm and reliable under pressure.
  • Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Available for evening and weekend commitments.
  • Have an aptitude to work with a flexible attitude.
On completion of training a Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service driving instructor will have achieved the following qualifications:
  1. Successfully qualified as an Emergency Response Driver Class 3 & 4 (80hr)
  2. Successfully qualified as an Emergency Response Driver Class 2 (80hr)
  3. Have successfully completed an adult education and training award.
  4. Have successfully completed a vocational assessor award.
  5. Complete the NFCC instructor pathway modules (18 Months)
  6. Qualify as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)
  7. Gain a Health and Safety Qualification (IOSH)
Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!
Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.
For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website here.
Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available
  • Staff networks – run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality
Further information
Please note that this is a full-time position.
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.
Alternative application format: 
British Sign Language: northumberlandcc-cs.signvideo.net
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930
Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

Salary: £33,024 - £36,648

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: June 5 2024

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