Technical Trainer Coastguard Emergency Rescue Casualty Care Lead - Flexible Working Available

06 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Full Time
Contract Type


(Daedalus), Lee on Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9FL

About the job

Are you a qualified and experienced clinician, with proven training/instructor experience in search and rescue?

Are you passionate about maintaining quality standards?

if so, the Coastal Operations team would love to hear from you! Job description

Here at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) we are looking to recruit a Technical Trainer Coastguard Emergency Rescue Casualty Care Lead. You will be report to the Assistant Head of Coastal Operations (Training and Resources).

Coastal Operations specifically covers technical rescue (water rescue, rope rescue, mud rescue and search), incident management, casualty care, and response driving. Your role will be to create and maintain operational procedures and guidance; design, delivery and evaluation of Casualty Care training to support operational response in the Coastguard Rescue Service.

This role will require stake holder management and overseeing delivery and build of programs for staff and volunteers, working closely with HMCG Standards / Coastal Operations, Human resources and Internal Improvement and Assurance. As lead you will work together to ensure policies and procedures are followed and relevant training delivery is maintained throughout the UK to meet recruitment needs and support audit and review processes.

The role requires travel across the UK to provide quality assurance visits, deliver training, represent HMCG and to attend meetings/working groups.


Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

- The design, delivery and maintenance of instructor training to staff who will cascade skills to the CRS.
- Providing quality assurance of cascade training delivery and operational delivery of casualty care.
- Assisting with the development and maintenance of casualty care procedures and policies. Support selection and suitability assessments of equipment.
- Supporting clinical governance within Coastal Operations.
- Representing HMCG as a casualty care training lead.
- Act as lead for CERCC to provide advice and guidance to Coastguard Operations and stakeholders.
- Act as part of operational support for Coastal Operations and the wider MCA.

The role holder will work across the UK but will be required to regularly attend both the Daedalus site or HQ (Southampton). A work vehicle or transport will be available for operational use. Please note, a full driving licence suitable for use in the UK is required.

For the right candidate we will consider the role being based at other MCA locations anywhere in the UK with good transport links to Lee on Solent, Hampshire .

The role involves working with SAR volunteers and operational staff so will require evening and weekend working.

in addition to this, the role is subject to health standard requirements.

About you

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the Coastguard Rescue Service and it's capability and have an understanding of Clinical Governance systems.

You will have an understanding of external issues that can have impact on this area of work and can implement robust strategies and activities that will create value and meet the needs of all stakeholders.

You will need to be able to communicate and explain complex information clearly, be confident sharing experiences and knowledge and inspire and motivate others to learn and develop. You will enjoy mentoring and developing other colleagues and continuously seek to improve own and team’s performance.

Experience of developing training courses and training material will be important for this role as well ensuring your own personal development is kept up-to-date. This will require your commitment in gaining an acceptable qualification in assessing and verification, Certificate in Training Practice (CTP), Certificate in Teaching in Lifelong Learning Sector (CTTLS), or equivalent. please note, this level of qualification will need to be maintained.

To be successful you must have relevant experience and qualifications in Search and Rescue or Technical Rescue and a clinical qualification above the level of medical teaching, such as Ambulance Technician or Paramedic, FREC 5 or above, or any course benchmarked above level E on the PHEM matrix with at least 3 years of clinical experience at this level.

About us

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.

Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.


Full driving licence suitable for use in the UK


-Qualified above the level of medical teaching - e.g.  Ambulance Technician or Paramedic, FREC 5 or above, or any course benchmarked above level E on the PHEM matrix with at least 3 years of clinical experience at this level.

- Relevant experience and qualifications in Search and Rescue or Technical Rescue.

- Formal training/instructional qualification or a minimum of 3 years' proven training experience.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Developing Self and Others
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • PHEM - Competency Framework - Medical Level E
  • Coastguard Framework - Rescue L3


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.


Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

The sift is due to take place on the 9th November.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 16th or 23rd of November.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

Please tailor your personal statement to reflect your experience of:

• Clinical medical knowledge and understanding of clinical governance systems
• Developing training courses and training material development.
• Demonstrable of knowledge and experience of working in SAR operations within HMCG or another UK SAR Organisation
• Undertaking relevant qualifications in Search and Rescue or Technical Rescue

For guidance on the CV and Statement of Suitability please follow the below link:
Candidate Guidance for CV and Statement of suitability 

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

•an interview

•an interview with one or more exercises

•a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:

•what energises and motivates you

•how you would manage situations relevant to the role

•your previous experience

•your professional skills and knowledge

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Further Information

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Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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