Assessor Trainer - Plant and Machinery (South East)

East Sussex, UK
Closing date
12 Nov 2020

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Assessor Trainer - Plant and Machinery (South East)
Home & Field Based (covering RNLI locations in the South East, from Swanage to Southend-on-Sea)
£30,978 - £36,445 per annum DOE Plus Benefits including Company Vehicle

About us

Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. We're looking for an Assessor Trainer (Plant and Machinery) to join our People Team.

Your role

As an Assessor Trainer (Plant and Machinery), under the direction of the Assessor Trainer Manager, you will be involved in a wide range of activities and assessments on various launch and recovery equipment, including SAR unit's mechanical/hydraulic elements and low voltage electrical systems.

Your role will be varied, from helping new crew members to understand their role and responsibilities at a station, through to helping them prepare for operational pass outs. Your role will also involve ensuring crew are fully prepared for one of our many residential courses at the RNLI College. Combined with this, you will also be involved in a programme of formal assessments at lifeboat stations to confirm training standards are being achieved and maintained.


- Act as competence-based training, assessment and verification subject matter expert in line with level 1 and 2 assurance requirements
- Prioritise, schedule, lead, deliver and record training and assessments at lifesaving locations against the competence framework standards
- Oversight and lead in the identification, coaching, mentoring and assurance of local Trainer Assessor individuals and functions
- Quality assure local Trainer Assessors through internal verification against the competence framework standards and in line with level 2 assurance requirements
- Ensure lifesaving personnel adhere to organisational requirements, standards and safe systems of work including competence, procedural, medical and behavioural
- Identify and plan local competency needs against the competency framework
- Assure fitness standards of operational lifesavers through associated testing and recording
- Support projects, continuous improvement and development work, including the validation and development of current competency standards, frameworks and resources
- Develop and deliver a range of targeted or scheduled training and assessment related packages including external qualifications/courses and internal functions such as equipment modifications and roll outs

This post will predominantly service RNLI locations within the South East coast, ranging from Swanage to Southend-on-Sea. The successful candidate will be expected to live within this geographical area. The successful candidate will be required to spend nights away from home and on occasion, the role may require more extensive travel elsewhere within the RNLI. Flexibility over working patterns is essential - our volunteer crews are generally available after normal working hours and on occasions only at weekends.

About you

The prerequisites for this position are a minimum of two years' proven experience as a practical Assessor and/or Trainer in the field of plant and diesel maintenance, preferably with maritime experience. The role requires a lot of travelling, so you will require a full, clean driver's licence including the towing endorsement. This role will also give you the opportunity to develop within the role.

Computer literacy is essential, as is the ability to work well with volunteers and staff in an inclusive and diverse manner.

Other organisations may call this role Trainer, Assessor, Plant and Machinery Trainer, Plant and Machinery Assessor, Training Instructor, Launch and Recovery Assessor, or Emergency Services Training Instructor.

So, if you want to see how the Assessor Trainer (Plant and Machinery) role can help to support our organisation's aim to reduce drowning, please apply via the button shown.

This post requires a valid driving licence.

As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting).

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The closing date for applications is the 1st November 2020.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency
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