Vacancy - Work at Height and Rescue Trainer

on 05 March 2018.

We are seeking to appoint an additional trainer to join our growing Training Department. The position is a two year fixed term contract with the possibility of becoming permanent

Lyon Equipment Limited (Lyon) is an employee owned Company serving the outdoor and professional work at height and rescue markets with equipment and expertise to venture further. We provide technical training, manufacture or own Lyon branded products, and distribute a portfolio of trusted brands.

Lyon provides a friendly, contemporary and dynamic working environment and values a good work life balance.

Lyon Work and Rescue Training Centre

Our Training Centre is a leading provider of training and certification for work and rescue in vertical, steep and difficult to access environments. The Lyon training team are all highly qualified and experienced individuals from a range of technical backgrounds, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise from across the work at height and rescue sector.

The training team are responsible for the instruction, supervision and assessment of trainees on a wide range of courses for individuals and organisations associated with the work at height and rescue environment. These include rope access, the emergency services, utilities, entertainment, high ropes and adventure activities. Trainers are actively encouraged to develop new and existing training courses within their own field of expertise.

Reporting to the Training Manager; the role will involve:

   -Delivering a range of classroom and practical training courses
   -Developing and delivery of a new range of off-site training courses including PPE inspection training
   -Developing new and existing training courses
   -Conducting competency based skills assessments
   -Representing Lyon at appropriate tradeshows

Please note this position will be based at our Training Centre in Tebay, however it is anticipated that the role will evolve to include an essential element of travelling and overnight stays associated with the delivery of off-site training. We recommend you take this into consideration when applying for this position.

Applicants for this post will ideally be able to demonstrate:

   -An ability to deliver both classroom and practical training in the safe use of personal fall protection and rescue equipment in an engaging and professional manner
   -A working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
   -Substantial experience and a genuine interest in work at height, rope access and rescue techniques and equipment
   -An ability to accurately advise clients on safety equipment to provide appropriate work at height and rescue solutions
   -The drive and organisational skills required to develop, implement and deliver new training courses
   -An interest in personal learning and development, ideally a vocationally training qualification at Level 3 or above: this is desirable but not essential
   -Clear and concise communication skills
   -Organisational and administration skills including basic computer skills
   -An IRATA level 3T qualification is desirable but not essential
   -Hold a full, valid car driving licence, (preferably clean) and passport

Hours of work

This is a full time position which on average equates to 37.5 hours a week. We would expect the work to be carried out between Monday and Friday, however this position will require some overnight stays and weekend working.

To apply:

Further information and application details are available to download here or call 015396 - 24040 to obtain a hard copy.

Completed application forms (and accompanying C.V. if you wish) are to be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to:

Debra Robinson,
HR Manager
Lyon Equipment Limited
Units 3-7 Tebay Business Park
Old Tebay
CA10 3SS

Closing date for applications: 9:00 a.m. Monday 9th April 2018
Interviews of this post are likely to take place during the weeks commencing 16th April 2018

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  Lyon Work And Rescue, Unit 3-7, Tebay Business Park, Old Tebay, Cumbria. CA10 3SS    Tel:+44 (0)15396 24040

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