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LGV Emergency Response Driving Instructor




Closing Date:

31 October 2021 at Midnight






Haddenham Fire Station, Stanbridge Road, Haddenham, HP17 8JF


Salary Scale H £29,789 – £31,142 a year


  • Permanent contract
  • 37-hour week
  • Full time
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good annual leave entitlement
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite gym facilities

An excellent opportunity has arisen here at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, where our vision is to make Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes the safest areas in England in which to live, work and travel.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is looking for an Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Response Driving Instructor to join our team based at Haddenham Fire Station.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing instruction on all aspects of LGV and emergency response driver training. You will also identify skill shortfalls and resolve training needs.

Essential requirements include;

  • Qualifications of LGV Licence holder – Category C, with a minimum of five years’ experience
  • Advanced Driving qualification
  • Driving Standards Agency LGV Instructor and or ADI certificate
  • First Aid at Work certificate
  • Train the Trainer qualification

Desirable requirements include;

  • Emergency Response Driver qualification,
  • Emergency Response Driver Instructor qualification,
  • Forklift Truck Instructor,
  • Off Road Driving qualification.

Training is available for the above.

You must be flexible in your approach to working hours and be able to demonstrate good communication skills. The successful candidate will be employed under Local Government Green Book terms and conditions.

If you would like an informal discussion prior to applying, please contact Kevin Dell (kevin.dell@oxfordshire.gov.uk)

For further information about the role, please review the job description.

(Internal applicants please log in using your iTrent Self Service username and password)


Frequently Asked Questions

I have a disability – can I apply for a Support Staff role?

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Yes you can. We welcome all applications. As part of the recruitment process, you will be asked if you have a disability, and asked to give details of the type of adjustments you may require in order to take part in the selection process and to fulfil the role you are applying for, should you be successful. Each case will be considered on an individual basis and, where reasonable adjustments can be made, your application will be progressed.

Do Support Staff receive a pension?

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Yes, our Support Staff are enrolled into a local government pension scheme, unless they choose to opt out.

Do you offer any work experience or volunteering opportunities?

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Yes. Although we do not offer operational work experience opportunities, we do have a number of Support Staff work experience roles available. However, this is dependent on the department you wish to work in.

Unfortunately, we do not offer volunteering opportunities.

Are there any apprentice opportunities available?

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Yes. Apprentice opportunities are listed on the Jobs page when they become available.

Are Support Staff members eligible for any employee benefits?

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Yes, there are many benefits to being a member of the Support Staff team, these include but are not limited to:
– Free on-site gyms
– Free on-site parking
– Employee assistance programme
– Childcare vouchers/tax-free childcare
– Annual leave entitlement
– Maternity/paternity leave
– Pension scheme
– Ride to work bicycle scheme

Would I receive a pension as a Support Staff employee?

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Yes, you would be enrolled into a local government pension scheme.

Do you check if your employees have a criminal record?

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We undertake Disclosure and Barring Checks for employees in all front facing roles, and where:
– Employees are new to the Authority and appointed to a role where a check is necessary
– When existing employees move into a role where a check is necessary and do not have an in-date check
– As part of the three yearly renewal process for all employees with enhanced checks
During the three-year period, if there is anything relevant, employees are required to declare it.

My faith requires me to fast; can I still apply for Support Staff roles?

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Yes, you can still fast, but it is important that all members of the Service are able to perform their core role while on duty. We encourage staff who choose to fast to discuss it with their line manager. Employees have a responsibility for being fit for duty and, where fasting has affected a member of staff adversely, they must tell their manager immediately.

What are the working hours for Support Staff roles?

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Contractual hours of work for Support Staff employees are 37 hours a week. Their normal pattern of work is agreed with their line manager, and can be varied to meet service requirements following appropriate consultation with the employee.