Physical Development Trainer

  • Employer Thames Valley Police
  • Town / City Sulhamstead
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £36963 per annum
  • Closing Date 11/02/2024
Share this job

Salary: circa £36,963 per annum, plus 3% shift allowance and other benefits
Location: Sulhamstead, Berkshire 
Department: Learning & Professional Development
Type of contract: full-time, permanent
Application closing date: Sunday 11 February 2024

Want to be part of a dynamic Physical Development team delivering training in the use of Rigid Handcuffs, Autolock Batons, Irritant Spray and Unarmed Tactics? Assessing and providing advice and support around Physical Fitness and Wellbeing to Police Officers and Police Staff.

Are you looking for a role where you can use your knowledge and enthusiasm to make a difference to policing and the communities across the Thames Valley?

Thames Valley Police is looking for confident individuals to join their Physical Development Team in their Learning & Development department.

Engaged communities are central to the detection, prevention and reduction of crime and help us to maintain public safety. It is vital that we sustain and build public confidence in the police, and also ensure our officers and staff are equipped and confident to police effectively.

In this role, you will be working as part of a wider team delivering all aspects of the College of Policing’s National Personal Safety Training Portfolio, including teaching the proportionate and legitimate use of force; carrying out Fitness Testing, Wellbeing support; and creating development programmes for Officers and Staff to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and experience to safely carry out their roles and duties.

To join our team, you will have a minimum of a Fitness related Level 3 qualification or higher (Premier Diploma, YMCA or equivalent); have proven and recent experience of coaching or teaching groups. Experience of delivering presentations and classroom based training would also be advantageous.

You will need to demonstrate experience of sound decision making, together with strong interpersonal, written, and oral skills; and an ability to communicate ideas and information effectively. A clear understanding of integrity and a mature approach to work, coupled with high levels of commitment, enthusiasm and creativity are critical to this role.

You should be passionate about developing others through delivering and facilitating effective learning, meet required standards, and should enjoy working as part of a team with the motivation to also work independently.

Opportunities are available based at our Force Personal Safety Training Centre at Sulhamstead; however a flexible approach to working hours (including some weekend working) and the ability to travel to different locations within the force is essential.

Selection for this position will include a one-day Assessment Centre.

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 24 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.

If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference 21133. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible.


At Thames Valley Police (TVP) we work together to protect our communities. Whether as an officer, staff member or volunteer, you will make a difference and play an important role in helping achieve our mission. As you take on a role with pride and confidence, you will be supported, developed and valued, ensuring you can be at your best in the service of our communities.

Working Smart. You will be joining an organisation that strives to improve every day. In the post-pandemic era this means changing the way we work and deliver our services, which brings a number of benefits including a more flexible and capable workforce.

Supporting You. Your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of all we do. Whilst you are doing the work that matters, we’ll be supporting you via a wide range of Wellbeing services, partnerships and initiatives. We have a number of active staff support networks and buddy schemes which you will have access to and can be involved with. We also offer a comprehensive range of benefits and discount schemes, some provided directly by the organisation and others via partnerships including Blue Light card.

Developing You. We promote a culture where your continuous professional development and learning is actively encouraged and where people have the opportunity, and responsibility, to achieve their full potential.

Valuing Difference. We are committed to building a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve and an inclusive culture that not only values, but finds strength in difference.

Vetting. All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Apply for this job

To apply for this job, login or register as a student.