Being part of College Staff is an incredibly challenging role that requires a huge amount of dedication and commitment. It is also however one of the most fulfilling and satisfying areas for people that enjoy helping others and encouraging and motivating new members of the community. College Staff is separated into many areas; College Trainers are the backbone of the PoliceMP training system we have and their role is to communicate, teach and help members of our community to progress to the rank of PC and LAS Paramedic.
Head Trainer is an area of progression within College Staff where it becomes more of a hands-on management role. The job of Head Trainer, among other things, is assist the Director of Training with managing the day to day running of PoliceMP College and assisting College Trainers with any issues they may have. Head Trainer also assists in the data management amongst other things.
Regardless of role there are a number of key competencies that are required by all members of College Staff in order to be successful within the department.
- Excellent Communication Skills
- Patience, and excellent attitude and approach to work
- Staying up to date with all training documents.
- Ensuring you provide the correct information to all trainees
- Have a passion for teaching and helping others to be the best they can be
- Tailor your approach and conduct to fit someones needs where applicable.
- Be patient and kind towards others at all times
- Be a first point of contact and approachable by others members of the community, most commonly new members
- Great work ethic and time management skills
- Compassion, initiative and understanding - The PCSOs and St Johns members and other members of the community you will be dealing with as a member of College staff will be from all different walks of life, backgrounds, religions, age groups and genders, so it is always important to adapt the training accordingly in a way that creates the best outcome for our members.