Must be ADI and AET qualified.
As the Driver Trainer, you will deliver driver’s education and training, including pre-employment assessments to the standard of EU regulations in all respective areas that E-zec Medical expect for effective delivery of a patient led service, the role will include some work activity outside of normal working hours. The role will also include supporting the delivery of all types of driver training and assessment within the education and training field, from new employee inductions, pre-employment tests, return to work, Road Traffic Collision (RTC) investigations and driver updates. You will ensure that staff are equipped with the knowledge, practical skills and motivation to carry out driver-related tasks.
The Driver Trainer will ensure the ongoing, long-term improvement of employees’ driving skills, enabling them to fulfil their potential within E-zec Medical. Regional or national opportunities available.
The DriverTrainer must have full knowledge and understanding of:
- The Highway Code, road safety and vehicle rules
- Ambulance driving law including exemptions and non-exemptions
- Legal obligations of ambulance drivers
- Knowledge and understanding of traffic signs
- Road and driving safety
- Ambulance vehicle daily inspection (VDI) - vehicle is safe to drive
- Speed limits for ambulance vehicle.
- Driving eyesight rules
- Using a phone or a sat nav when driving
- The drink drive limit
- Drug use and driving
- Seat belts: the law
- Child car seats: the law and ambulance service use.
- Rules for different vehicles
- Legal obligations of drivers
- Vehicle fault reporting procedure
Principal responsibilities and Accountability:
- Identifying driver training and development needs within E-zec through job analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with contract managers and human resources departments;
- Assisting the Training Manager in designing and expanding driver training and development programmers based on the needs of E-zec and the individual;
- Working within the Training Team to produce programs that are satisfactory to all relevant parties in E-zec, such as line managers, and senior managers at board level;
- Assisting the Training Manager to monitor developing effective induction programmers’;
- Monitoring if appraisals/reviews (Personal Development Review (PDR) are actively being carried out;
- Helping to devise individual learning plans for E-zec employees that have had their driver training needs identified.
- Assisting the Training Manager in producing training materials for in-house courses;
- Managing the delivery of driver training and development programmers’ and devising a training strategy within E-zec;
- Monitoring and reviewing the progress of probationers driving and have discussions with managers;
- Ensuring that statutory training requirements are met;
- Keeping up to date with developments in driver training by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending relevant courses;
- Having an understanding of e-learning techniques, and where relevant, being involved in the creation and/or delivery of e-learning packages;
- Ensuring that the training database is updated and produce a training plan using the information acquired.
Health & Safety:
- Reporting immediately any infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
- Understanding and ensuring the implementation of the E-zec’s Health & Safety, Infection Control and hygiene policies, and Emergency & Fire procedures.
- Reporting to the Contract Manager any faulty equipment, or any potential hazard.
- Promoting safe working practice within E-zec Medical
- Contributing to the safeguarding of adults and Children by ensuring you are aware of your role in relation to the E-zec’s Safeguarding Policy, taking steps to protects clients from any form of abuse or neglect and use the appropriate reporting mechanisms.
- Adhering to all new, and changes in NHS and Central Government initiatives as and when they are implemented.
- Adhering to all appropriate JRCALC guidelines / regulations and the General Social Care Council Code of Conduct.
- Ensuring that all existing training equipment is maintained in a safe and tidy environment.
- Ensuring that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of work is not divulged to third parties.
- Adhering to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales.
- Ensuring all equipment is clean and well maintained.
- Carrying out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you.
- All Driver Trainers must possess a valid and current UK driving licence, including C1 entitlement.
- The Driving Trainer would need to possess a recognised training/teaching an Award in Education and Training (AET) or equivalent and a Certificate in Assessing Vocational Assessment (CAVA) or equivalent e.g. D32 & D33 or A1.
- Must be an DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and ideally have a minimum of 2 years current experience as a practicing ambulance driver.
- An extremely desirable qualification would be a Blue Light Driver. (Salary dependant on this experience)
In return you will receive:
- 224 hours of pro – rota annual leave (including bank holidays)
- Auto-enrolment into the Company’s Pension scheme
- Eligibility for a Blue Light Card