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Lead Driver Trainer
  • Employer: Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Reference: RBFRS/22/205643
  • Published: Fri 22/07/2022, 14:35 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 08/08/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,486 - £38,553 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Calcot, Reading, Berkshire

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Lead Driver Trainer

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service provides a 24/7 emergency response service to the communities of Royal Berkshire, 365 days a year.  Our highly trained, highly skilled Emergency Response Drivers ensure that fire crews arrive at emergency scenes quickly and safely, across all parts of the county of Berkshire. 

RBFRS has a reputation for excellence, and this is a great opportunity to work for a Public Service provider who invests in the development and wellbeing of employees. We offer flexible working arrangements, and actively promote an effective work-life balance.  This includes access to an Employee Assistance Programme, a comprehensive Occupational Health provision, the use of on-site gyms, and physiotherapy. 

We are seeking a motivated and proactive individual for the position of Lead Driver Trainer. Working with the Learning and Development and Resourcing and Development teams, you will lead the delivery and maintenance of driver training and assessment across our Organisation, thus supporting the safety of the communities of Royal Berkshire. You will manage the delivery of all driver training products and resources, assuring compliance with National Operational Guidance and other sector best practice.

The successful candidate will be inspired to demonstrate and promote behaviours in line with the Job Profile as attached. Candidates will be flexible, adaptable, and resilient in their management of the Driver Training Team. 

The key focus of the role is:

  • Responsibility for the management and delivery of driver training in RBFRS, leading a team of Driver Trainers in delivering training and assessment which meets the needs of the workforce.
  • Provide periodic performance reports, plan for future requirements, and manage resources effectively.
  • Quality assure all driver training materials and processes to ensure all training is relevant, current, and in line with National Operational Guidance, Legislation, and/or best practice.

You will also need to satisfy the requirements of an Enhanced DBS check.


Excellent annual leave allowance of 27 days per annum

Superb Local Government Pension Scheme available

Access to gym and parking facilities

Application and selection process:

For driver trainer roles, the Fire Authority has exercised the discretion not to apply abatement if the successful applicant is in receipt of a Fire Service pension and the abatement conditions apply. More information can be obtained from Becci Jefferies by emailing

For further details about the roles please contact Lee Brathwaite, Group Manager (Learning and Development) at to arrange an informal discussion.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday, 8 August 2022.

It is anticipated that the assessment process will run w/c 15 August 2022.

Anticipated start date: ASAP following recruitment process.

The Behavioural Competency Framework allows us to easily identify the behaviours that drive successful performance and enables us to deliver an effective service. The behaviours detailed within the job profile will be assessed throughout the selection process.

At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, we want you to bring your whole self to work.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are more than just words for us. That’s why we are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels included and respected, and where no one is unfairly discriminated against. All applications are considered on merit alone. We are a Disability Confident Leader – if you meet the essential criteria of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Simply: Our community is varied and diverse. Our workforce should be too.

At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, everyone is welcome.