WE Phase 3 Training Delivery Instructor

Posting Date: 12 February 2018

Location: Fareham, Hampshire, GB, PO14 1AS

Company: Babcock

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Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing over 28,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options.


This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an organisation recognised for their outstanding training performance and a desire to instruct, guide and deliver subject matter expertise.


As a maritime trainer of choice Babcock has been delivering world-class support for two decades to the Royal Navy and commercial customers both in the UK and Internationally.


This role offers an opportunity to work on cutting edge technology within the military environment and train the next generation through their service career.


General Description of Job


Babcock operates a significant outsourced contract for the provision of education and training services to the Royal Navy. The training services comprise Naval technical and tactical training and education, delivered by Babcock instructors as well as training support (e.g. training planning, equipment support, routine maintenance and training design). The contract is entering an exciting new phase with renewed focus on training innovation, optimisation and collaborative working and this role will provide the leadership, management and drive to achieve successful delivery of all aspects of the contract in this new phase.

Reporting to the WE Phase 3 Training Delivery Manager, the Training Delivery Instructor has responsibility for  core instructional duties that comprise management, support and execution of the delivery of courses to facilitate learning and development for up to 16 students in both systems electrical and electronic principles and equipment. Currently, all legacy training is delivered through a blend of classroom theory and hands-on application.  Imminent development and change to the way students learn, known as Project Faraday initiative, aims to introduce more Activity Based Learning (ABL) supported by Computer Based Training (CBT) and Computer Aided Instruction (CAI).

Ideally theoretical knowledge and practical work-based experience of a selection of the Royal Naval electrical and electronic weapon systems is desirable.  Where professional knowledge is incomplete, training opportunities could potentially be provided to all selected candidates. In addition to the primary professional teaching role, secondary duties will include routine updating of course / module supporting documentation, support toTraining Design effort, Duty of Care over trainees during instruction, compliance with all the MoD and Company Security and H&S directives, and, willingness to embrace new teaching methods and enhance the learner experience.

The post holder will apply the Being Babcock principles in execution of day to day activities.


Key Responsibilities


  • Primarily to facilitate training delivery of system engineering  principles and how they relate to the operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of Weapon Engineering Systems in accordance with the training plan and Babcock TQMS.  Typical disciplines include electronics, weapons, communications / information technology, radar, sonar, control and workshops skill of hand.
  • As necessary facilitate training delivery in other engineering principles as identified in accordance with the Training Delivery Plan and Babcock TQMS.
  • To assist in maintaining and updating training documentation in areas of expertise.
  • To assess student course work and provide feedback on performance
  • Responsibity for the duty of care of trainees whilst facilitating training
  • Ensure that all trainees meet the Training Objectives and associated conditions and standards
  • Ensure the introduction of new approaches and technologies in the delivery of modern learning solutions, supported by the Training Delivery Innovation and Improvement Lead.
  • Ensure the continued development of the facilitative, student-centred pedagogy and blended learning approach developed under Project Faraday
  • Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times.
  • To carry out the duties of First Aider if required, having completed the necessary training
  • Support the improved utilisation of Training Delivery staff, through accurate availability forecasting, maximising use of existing staff agreements to ensure appropriate application of leave approval and provision of time for achievement of development activities
  • Embed TAFMIS as the core of resource planning and training management information


Other Duties/Responsibilities


  • Carry out any other appropriate task that may be required from time to time
  • Flexibility against  a requirement for travel between RN/Babcock delivery sites within the UK as required
  • Ensure the promotion of Equality and Diversity throughout your area/department
  • Ensure compliance with MoD regulations and procedures


Communications and Key Contacts



  • Customer: Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy Authority.
  • Learning skills councils, local government, national government, commercial clients
  • Suppliers: subcontractors, professional bodies, auditors
  • Other stakeholders: regulatory bodies, strategic suppliers, government standards agencies, legal advisers



  • Line Manager
  • Functional Management Team
  • Peers across the organisation


    Technical Experience & Qualifications


  • Professional level qualification (at least an HNC) within the engineering sector

  • Defence Train the Trainer Instructional Techniques course or equivalent (successful completion)
  • Previous instructional experience of engineering subjects (ideally within last 5 years)
  • ECDL or equivalent demonstrable proficiency in using IT (hardware/software) within the workplace 



  • L4 Teaching and Learning qualification
  • Consolidated theoretical knowledge and understanding (within last 5 years) of RN RADAR and Communications equipment / systems.
  • Experience in developing engineering based training courses
  • Experience (within last 3 years) of CBT/CAI principles, concepts and usage



Sea Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Responsibilities


  • Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times for all employees under your direction
  • Implement the Sea, Health and Safety Plan/Policies consistently for all areas under your remit
  • Establish and take ownership of Risk Assessments for your areas/ of responsibility
  • Ensure preventative and protective control measures are implemented and recorded in area of responsibility
  • Identify and communicate all identified local HSE training needs of staff within your areas of responsibility
  • Ensure robust Induction for Sea contractors/staff is established & maintained within your areas
  • Cooperate with all investigations when appropriate or as directed
  • Ensure any recommendations post investigation are carried out in a timely fashion in areas of responsibility.


Skills Profile


  • Deploy people and resources effectively –  able to demonstrate effective management of operational priorities, planning and focusing resources accordingly; building and developing high performing ‘teams’ 
  • Maintains networks and engages in collaborative working – able to demonstrate ability to maintain effective and professional working relationships that deliver value to the customer
  • Demonstrates commercial and contractual awareness – has extensive experience of working with KPI’s and other performance measurement tools ensuring contractual delivery
  • Demonstrates application of effective training delivery principles – has deep knowledge of training delivery, standards, culture and military ethos; mentors the team to work in accordance with best practice


Key Management  Competencies


  • Leading Performance – maintains a positive and enthusiastic approach whilst delivering targets and goals
  • Leading Innovation and Change – views challenges as opportunities and is proactive in the development of new approaches and relationships.  Actively drives a positive attitude to change in creating a highly adaptive learning organisation
  • Leading People and Teams – motivates and generates enthusiasm in others, using diverse skills and ideas
  • Leading Customer Focus – measures and monitors customer satisfaction,  responds to, and anticipates their needs
  • Leading Culture – champions a climate of trust, inclusion and involvement


Being Babcock Principles


  • Build great relationships based on trust: be easy to do business with; support each other – work towards a common goal and tell us as it is – give honest feedback and constructive criticism
  • Never compromise on Health and Safety: ensure everyone goes home safe every day; challenge unsafe behaviour and update and improve our practices, constantly
  • Respect people and value their diversity: treat everyone with courtesy and thoughtfulness, be fair with people at all times and listen to others’ points of views
  • Trust our people to deliver: Give people the authority to do the job; respect colleagues’ expertise and create an environment where everyone can excel
  • Thrive on complexity: be a problem solver; strive to make the complex simple and keep a cool head in a crisis
  • Challenge ourselves and each other: inspires colleagues to do their best, always look for better ways of doing things and embrace opportunities to learn
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations: pull out all the stops, achieve positive outcomes for each other and take ownership and responsibility
  • Always strive to deliver: be flexible when it counts; be agile and responsive to changing needs and deliver to the highest standards, whenever and wherever



Applicants must have, or be able to obtain, SC security clearance


Company Information


This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 


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You will be supporting the delivery of professional training in the RN's principle training facility near Portsmouth.


Situated on the south coast of England, Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city. From the pomp and ceremony of its proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and galleries, unique shopping destinations, great places to eat and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for everyone. It has excellent transport links and is around an hour from London by road.


Closing Date


26 February 2018


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