SYP - Operational Skills Trainer (Custody) - September 2022

Robert Dyson House, Wath-Upon-Dearne
£26,565 - £30,420

Role: Operational Skills Trainer - Custody

Department: People and Organisational Development

Location:  Robert Dyson House, Wath upon Dearne

Salary: Band D (£26,565 - £30,420)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent


Role Purpose:

This role is responsible for the design and delivery of complex, extensive learning and development (L&D) programmes, enabling the organisation to achieve its goals and individuals to fulfil their potential in accordance with the People Development strategy. This role focus particarly on Custody training.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Use an evidence-based approach to identify learning needs and specify learning outcomes to inform the design and development of training.
  • Design and develop learning programmes and sessions, consistent with the 70:20:10 model, identifying and incorporating training and learning methodologies that are capable of meeting individual and organisational learning needs with available resources and within specified timescales.
  • Research, design, develop and maintain learning materials that enhance the learning and engage the learners.
  • Deliver training using a wide range of learning methodologies ensuring learners are managed, motivated, facilitated, coached and supported to achieve the intended learning outcomes.
  • Foster and maintain a safe, inclusive and effective learning environment to enable learners engagement and participation
  • Determine an appropriate assessment strategy and conduct learner assessments, to evaluate and record prior learning and the achievement of
  • intended learning outcomes at appropriate points in the programme, and to meet internal or national verification standards.
  • Analyse assessment results and, where relevant, construct and implement personal development plans to ensure that individuals achieve the intended learning outcomes.
  • Utilise assessment analysis and stakeholder feedback to inform the development and continuous improvement of training interventions and overall learning experience within the organisation.
  • Engage in evidence-based research and keep abreast of advances and best practice in learning and development models and methodologies, incorporating these into L&D interventions.
  • Be a visible role model; consistently demonstrate professional principles and personal integrity and promoting CPD.
  • Make effective use of technology to support learning.

Skills and experience:

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity.  A minimum checkable history of 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

The Force is currently reviewing the Appearance and Standards Policy, with particular focus to Tattoos.  All visible tattoos will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pending consultation of the Policy review.  Until such time, please do not be discouraged from applying to the Force as any visible tattoos will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Any tattoo which could be deemed inappropriate, or cause offence will not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Closing Date:

Tuesday 4th October 2022 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made between the Talent Acquisition Manager and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact T/Insp Amanda Dickens-Scott on 07775031619.  Please do not contact this number for an application form.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

If you are from an underrepresented group and want to find out more about the support we can offer, please contact our dedicated team on

In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours.

Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required.  These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.

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