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Assistant Cadet Leader United Kingdom

Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police United Kingdom United Kingdom

1 month ago

Volunteer Police Assistant Cadet Leader

Here are Northumbria Police we’ve been recruiting cadets for over 12 years. Our established volunteer scheme is a chance for young people from all backgrounds to take part in activities and be part of something unique. We’ve got a fantastic opportunity to support our programme as an Assistant Cadet Leader across all areas of our Force. We’re looking for volunteers to help us inspire our cadets, supervise them in their duties and ensure the smooth running of our weekly sessions. You’ll get involved in various activities, ensuring our scheme is the best it can be in representing our local community.

What are the benefits?

Volunteering as an Assistant Cadet Leader is exceptionally rewarding. You’ll be a role model and inspiration to young people; sharing new experiences and helping them to learn more about themselves and what they are capable of. You’ll get to meet lots of different people, some of them from the local community, others from the... Northumbria Policing family. There’s an opportunity to get involved in the running of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, supporting the development of individual cadets, and identifying areas in which we can improve. You’ll also undoubtedly build on your existing leadership skills along the way.

What skills do I need?

This is a great chance to do something different from the norm – and most importantly, you don’t need to come from a policing background to join us. If you have experience of working with young people, whether that be through a previous volunteer role or in a professional capacity – we’d love to hear from you!

In order to volunteer in this role, you will need to be 18 or over and have lived in the UK for 3 years. You need to have a good level of resilience and patience, as our cadets are between the ages of 13 – 18 years old. We want to provide a great service to our young people; therefore, you’ll need to be passionate about helping others and able to communicate effectively. If you have these skills, we’ll ensure you receive support and training from experienced officers and staff that will help you become a great Assistant Cadet Leader.

What will I need to commit?

Our cadet groups meet for 2 hours per week during school term time. The cadets also complete various training days throughout the year where we’d require your support. Naturally – we understand with any volunteer role that you will have other commitments to consider, therefore if you have any questions please get in touch.

For further information please see the role profile here

Additional Information:

As a Police Service operating Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC), Northumbria Police are committed to safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults at risk.

Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a Regulated Youth Activity, and as such all adults involved in the delivery of the VPC must go through a ‘safer recruitment’ process. This relates to all officers, staff and volunteers. Safer recruitment of adults to work with children and young people is important and the following procedure must be followed when recruiting to any VPC post.

The Safer recruitment process is designed to assist Northumbria Police in making sure their VPC Leaders are suitable to work with children and young people. It's a vital part of creating a safe culture and positive environment and making a commitment to keep Cadets safe from harm.

As a Force assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order and using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), VPC complies fully with the code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.

It’s an essential requirement (Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) for all Forces delivering VPC activities to ensure all leaders have a DBS check.

Those applying for the role of Assistant Cadet Leader must be:
• 18 years old
• Must live within a reasonable travelling distance to the Cadet unit
• A resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years

If you would like more information before submitting your application, please contact [email protected]
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