Hydra Training Technician/Facilitator

London / Liverpool
13 May 2022
13 Jun 2022
Full Time
Set hours
Contract Type

Hydra Training Technician/Facilitator is required for a permanent role paying £31,240.82 plus £2700.10 London Allowance per annum with British Transport Police (BTP) based in Ashfield House, London.

This role is office-based, however, there is some flexibility to work from home dependant on business needs.

BTP is the national police force for the rail network throughout Great Britain, including London Underground, across which we ensure the safety and security of nearly 3 billion passenger journeys and over 100 million tons of freight every year. The world in which we work is fast-paced, operationally and commercially demanding, and constantly changing. As a Hydra Training Technician/Facilitator with BTP, you will run all our Hydra Training courses, facilitating and working the background technical software used in the hydra suite training systems.

Hydra is a multi-media, technology based immersive learning methodology that enables the delivery of simulations on a variety of subjects to a wide range of delegates. Hydra explores the complexity and challenges of responding to an incident within a safe learning environment.

Delegates who attend Hydra training courses should already possess the required knowledge to successfully deal with the incidents that happen during the simulation. The Hydra Exercise is the opportunity to put that knowledge into practice.

BTP has two Hydra training facilities based in London and Liverpool. Training in Hydra is conducted in syndicate groups with each making decisions on an unfolding scenario. Syndicates record their decisions, reasons and rationale in to the Hydra system; at specific times during the exercise they attend a Hydra plenary session to discuss their decisions and rationale.

Further information around Hydra can also be found on https://hydrafoundation.org

As Hydra Training Technician/Facilitator, you will be required to:

  • Design and deliver Hydra Immersive learning activities in order to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of staff training throughout the force and to meet internal and external requirements as directed by the Digital Training Manager.
  • Operate and manage the hydra suite systems, use problem solving skills and run the technology and ensuring any issues are directed to the Digital Training Manager.
  • Coordinate subject matter experts and plan all the Hydra training events.
  • Establish effective networks with key internal and external partners to implement collaborative approach to learning and development, as well as the overall running of the Hydra suite.
  • Recognize, supervise and challenge inappropriate behaviour displayed in the training environment in a professional manner to ensure that force standards of behaviour are maintained.
  • To deliver/facilitate hydra training aligned to BTP standards.

Further information about this vacancy can be found in the attached job description.

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss this role in further detail and your fit within the team, please contact David Harding (Regional Training Manager) on David.Harding@btp.police.uk or Katy Livesey (Digital Training Manager) on katy.livesey@btp.police.uk

The successful Hydra Training Technician/Facilitator will be required to evidence the following:

  • PTTLS or nationally recognised training qualification – although the job description states that this is an essential requirement, the successful candidate can undertake this qualification upon commencement in the role as part of their career development and on-the-job training.
  • Previous experience in designing and delivery training courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Competent in using Microsoft packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Access.

If you are interested in applying to this Hydra Training Technician/Facilitator role, then please do not delay as interviews will be held as soon as appropriate candidates are highlighted.

In return for your experience, we can offer you:

  • Salary of £31,240.82 plus £2700.10 London Allowance
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Other benefits include a bespoke BTP rewards platform and various salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle-to-work and season ticket loan as well as many high street and online retail discounts

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. In order to apply, you must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK and have been resident in the UK for the previous 3 years. You will be asked these and other questions to determine your eligibility to work for British Transport Police when you start your application and you must answer honestly.

Candidates internal to BTP must confirm that they are not subject to formal action plans for sickness/complaints/discipline or poor performance, that all mandatory training courses have been attended and are in ticket/up to date, that a ‘developing’ rating, or above, was achieved on the last reporting year PDR and they have completed their tenure period (6 months) for current substantive posting.

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