Foundation Skills Trainer

Learning and Professional Development
Kidlington, Sulhamstead
TVP Broad Band 3H
Band 3H, up to £33,377 per annum subject to skills, knowledge and experience plus £4,000 market supplement and other benefits.
Full Time

Successful candidates can be located at HQ North - Kidlington or Force Training College - Sulhamstead.

In this role, you will provide training solutions and services in support of Force aims and objectives. You will deliver a broad range of training products to a predominantly police officer audience, facilitating consistent, relevant and effective learning. You will work with the design team to create new products or review/updating existing ones and provide specialist advice, guidance and assistance relevant to your allocated area of delivery (PCDA/DHEP) to other members of TVP requiring updates / information on criminal law or procedure. 

You will either have attained or be willing to be trained to QCF Level 3 Certificate in L&D/ Complete the DLTHE course with Bucks New University or have equivalent experience. You will either be willing to be trained or have proven ability to facilitate learning in an allocated delivery area with the ability to present information and ideas effectively and persuasively. 

The post holder will have an extensive knowledge of operational policing issues including legislation, process and procedures as well as Force policy pertaining to the patrol function. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential as well as a good standard of report writing skills. 

Due to the requirement to work flexibly, unsocial hours and personal safety for lone working; public transport may not be available or suitable at these times. For this reason a full UK driving licence is considered essential. 

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 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 15745. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible. 

Please use Google Chrome when completing your application, wherever possible, as this will enhance performance. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 10 July 2022.

Thames Valley Police is a local organisation. Our legitimacy and connection to our communities benefits from a workforce employed mainly from the Thames Valley and surrounding areas. We value the unique and vital importance of face-to-face working, while acknowledging the benefits of appropriate remote working, to productivity, diversity, wellbeing and the environment. In every decision about working practices, public service and performance will always be the uppermost considerations.

To ensure fairness, the entitlement to remote working for our people will be agreed on a role-by-role basis. The feasibility of this may vary by function, team and department according to the nature of the work, the impact on public service and the relevant employment market. We value the diversity of our workforce and individual need will be appropriately considered.

We expect staff and officers in all roles to have some regular face-to-face contact with each other, including working from the workplace. Many operational roles will continue to require full-time working from our estate and in the field. There will remain an expectation for individuals to attend the workplace as required for their role and as determined by their line manager and the organisation.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


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.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 3 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via:  

Click here to read more about our commitment to valuing difference.