Trainer Support

Service Training Centre, West Way, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6DH


LOCATION: Service Training Centre, West Way, Euxton, Chorley, PR7 6DH

SALARY: Scale 4, SCP 7-11, £20,444 - £22,129

WORKING ARRANGEMENTS: 36.25hrs per week, Monday to Friday, flexitime working arrangements

CLOSING DATE: 12 noon, 6 June 2022

Based at the Service Training Centre, Washington Hall, Euxton, the role of Trainer Support is to provide the Training Centre with a wide range of backup services related to the provision and delivery of training courses and will also involve working inside and outside in all weather conditions.

As the Trainer Support, you will be primarily responsible for preparing scenarios both in and round the fire grounds, setting carbonaceous fires, allocating and carrying out routine checks on resources and equipment and undertaking a range of maintenance tasks to ensure the fire ground and training props are fit for use.

A good level of fitness is required to undertake some of the physical demands of the role such as working at height (max 20m), in confined spaces and running out hose of 25m length, being able to lift heavy equipment and casualty dummies.

Trainer support staff are expected to have a good level of English and Maths. This is important to be able to understand and interpret safety critical information and to undertake core elements of the role such as stores ordering, testing equipment and maintaining the relevant records.

To ensure candidates are capable of performing these tasks a Physical Assessment will take place prior to the interview process on Sunday 26 June 2021 at the Training Centre. This will involve the following:

  • Confined space assessment including wearing a Breathing Apparatus face mask
  • Ladder lift
  • Casualty Drag
  • Moving items of equipment approximately 25 metres
  • Dictation test
  • Verbal assessment testing ability to pass a message clearly and concisely.

All tasks listed above are realistic to the role and will provide the candidate with a good insight into what will be expected when in post.

In order to build positive relationships with students and colleagues you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively meet the needs of the wider team. The ability to maintain records, both manual and electronic, is essential, along with being able to work independently to achieve scheduled tasks, in order to meet training centre demands.

Whilst a category ‘B’ driving licence is essential, a desirable criteria element attached to the role is LGV & Fork lift truck licences. The successful applicant will be expected to gain these qualifications post appointment and this will be supported by the Service.

LFRS is an equal opportunities employer and expect individuals to demonstrate a commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion also.

Flexibility is required to accommodate both evening and weekend working when required.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 6 June 2022. Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to attend an Assessment Day programmed for Sunday 26 June this will include physical and practical assessment. If successful, candidates will then be invited to attend an interview likely to be held w/c 4 July or w/c 11 July.

Post will be offered subject to receipt of satisfactory references and Occupational Health assessment.

Diversity matters at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service – we want to attract the broadest range of people to work with us and the more diverse the workforce, the better able we are to serve our community. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief or age. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.