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Flexible Location
£29,781 - £32,830 per year pro rata
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Part Time
21 hours per week
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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Non-Uniformed Training Instructor, based within the National Training Function (locations various) on a permanent basis.  This is a part-time opportunity, working 21 hours per week.

The Non-Uniformed Instructor will be responsible for the provision of instruction both practical and technical, including associated assessment decisions to uniformed staff, support personnel and external agencies as directed and will assist in the formulation, planning and preparation of current and new training events. As part of a best practice approach, they will be expected to Instruct on a range of technical and specialist activities to a high standard both in person and remotely dependant on the level of Instructional qualifications held.  Pre-planning is an essential aspect of this role along with the ability to adapt to emerging risks sometimes at short notice.

The Non-Uniformed Instructor will be expected to be self-motivated with the ability to understand and apply initiative in the application of operational practice, procedures and/or policy guidelines related to training; and the impact that these decisions may have throughout SFRS, our external partners and the community.  They should be able to work without direct supervision and have the capacity to solve issues as they arise, seeking guidance on non-routine problems from senior colleagues, their Line Manager or other specialists both internally and externally, whilst also providing guidance to others within the training team. They will assist as directed in the planning and preparation of new courses and syllabus content, whilst undertaking administrative activities commensurate with the responsibilities of the role and any other duty of a similar nature as directed.

The role requires an in-depth knowledge of training within a Fire or similar skills transferrable Emergency service environment and the practical application of this experience.  Experience in the delivery of training, both practical and technical in a Fire or other Emergency service environment is essential, as well as an HND or equivalent level 8 qualification in a Fire service or transferrable emergency service discipline.  Applicants are required at times to have responsibilities for the transportation of vehicles, to and from training areas and a Full UK driving license is essential whilst a CAT C driving license would also be desirable.  The Non-Uniformed Instructor will attend and participate in both internal and external role-related training courses as directed/required, and must be prepared to gain/maintain instructional knowledge and qualifications.

Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 

Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.

This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate's will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.

If you would like to apply in a different format, please email

Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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