Physical Development Trainer

Learning & Professional Development
TVP Broad Band 3H
Band 3H, circa £34,545 per annum, plus 3% shift allowance and other benefits.
Full Time

Want to be part of a dynamic Physical Development team delivering Personal Safety Training, Fitness and Wellbeing Education to Police Officers and Police Staff?

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

Thames Valley Police is looking for a confident, experienced Physical Development and Personal Safety Trainers 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 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.

The Personal Safety Training portfolio is in period of exciting transition to a new National Curriculum for all Officers, this increases the training demand and skills required to facilitate the delivery content.

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, which ideally will also include experience of delivering presentations and classroom based training.

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, think on your feet, and adapt your style to suit your audience. 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.

Significant and recent experience in the delivery of Personal Safety Training (PST) to Police Officers/Staff (or a relevant equivalent), or previous experience as a Police Officer (or similar) would be a distinct advantage.

Opportunities are available based at our Force Personal Safety Training Centre at Sulhamstead and with our Oxfordshire based delivery team; 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 followed by a second round of interviews.

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 19238. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible.

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The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 31 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:  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.