We are very pleased to welcome Tim Jackson, previously a Director of the Fire Service College and a&dc Ltd (now PSI), to our team as VCA’s Solutions Director. He has many years experience in providing assessment and development advice and solutions for a variety of sectors, particularly in recent years, for the UK Fire and Police Services. He will be managing and developing our client relationships in support of our on-going expansion of our products and services.
Development on Career Progression Gateway online platform, adding one to one role-play for recruitment.
Facilitated one to one Role-play as part of Firefighter recruitment process for Shropshire FRS in conjunction with Fire Service College
Meeting with Fire Service College with plan to launch an ALL NEW online ADC for use at each FRS promotional level
PQA training for Middle Managers- one day workshop. Helping managers recognise, assess and evaluate PQA behaviours
Marking Strategic manager written exercise papers for Oxfordshire FRS
Update PQA training materials for Shropshire FRS
Supplying exercises and assessment services for Firefighter recruitment in collaboration with the Fire Services College. Community Exercise (presentation/ roleplay) and Interview (PQA and values based)
Marking of Middle manager inbox papers in collaboration with the Fire Services College (FSC)
Completion of Working Preferences Questionnaire on-line values based recruitment tool for Serco
Use of Strategic set 2 ADC materials by a UK FRS to support their promotions process
Collaboration between Fire Services College and VCA Ltd agreed for supplying of exercises and services
Supervisory and Middle Manager exercises supporting three FRS with their succession planning/ promotions processes
Special Interest Group (recruitment) meeting at the Fire Services College.
Marking of inbox papers booked to support in-band promotion assessment.
Beginning first research phase for an online sifting tool as part of a large recruitment project for a non-FRS client.
Completion of Supervisory ADC from briefing session to feedback reports, a project which spanned nearly 3 months.
Delivery of assessment element of Firefighter recruitment at the Fire service college, supplying 8 assessors and a centre manager to assess 25 candidates in two exercises during one afternoon.
Delivery of bespoke training course on assessment of PQA skills (case study).
Design of two new assessment exercises for use in a new system of Firefighter recruitment (link to case study).
Research phase for new recruitment tools
Launch of new and improved VCA website!
Marking of inbox papers in support of a middle manager ADC
Completion of Supervisory ADC from briefing sessions to feedback reports which began in October 2016
From August 2016 VCA will be designing a third set of Middle Manager assessment tools. Suffolk FRS have kindly agreed to assist us in this process, which involves job analysis interviews with subject matter experts, key stage reviews and draft exercise trialing. Collaboration of this type benefits us as it means we can be sure we have created exercises which reflect relevant FRS issues. It [...]