Volunteer Police Cadet Leaders

  • Volunteer
  • Somerset, Uk
  • Posted 2 days ago
  • December 12, 2021

Volunteer Police Cadet Leaders – Bristol/South Glos./B&NES/North Somerset/Somerset

  • Do you enjoy working with young people?
  • Do you have good communication skills?
  • Are you available to regularly support our weekly term time meetings and sometimes support holiday or weekend events?
  • Are you aged 18 or over?

We need adult volunteer Leaders to support our programme of educational, informative and fun activities for Police Cadets aged 13-17.  You would be helping them to learn about policing, make a difference in their communities and gain new skills and qualifications.

You don’t need knowledge of policing.  We will provide training and resources and our units are supported by their local policing teams.

What would you be doing?

This is a varied and exciting volunteer role that includes:

  • Attending weekly sessions regularly to provide adult supervision.
  • Helping to keep records up to date
  • Delivering fun and interactive sessions at weekly meetings using materials that we provide
  • Supporting cadets when they attend community events, visits to specialist police teams and when they support policing activities
  • Being a positive adult role model for young people
  • Creating a safe and inclusive environment where all cadets are welcomed and able to share any concerns
  • Supporting the Unit Leader with planning and preparation for weekly sessions and other activities

You will receive:

  • Full uniform including everything you need for outdoor activities in all weathers
  • Training and support to develop your skills, including the opportunity to obtain accredited qualifications
  • A unique insight into modern policing practice
  • The opportunity to build positive relationships with cadets and colleagues and make a real difference to young people and your local community

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes. This helps to ensure a police service that we can all be proud to be a part of because everyone feels safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers will be subject to background checks, including vetting and references.  This role involves responsibility for young people that will require completion of an enhanced DBS and checking of the list of those barred from working with children.

Applications will be shortlisted week commencing 13th December

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 3rd and 10th January 2022

We have vacancies in Bristol/South Glos/B&NES/North Somerset/Somerset

Important notes about completing your application:

This role requires that at least one of your references is able to comment on your interactions with children and/or young people in a personal, voluntary or employment capacity.  Please ensure that you consider this when completing your application.

Our electronic system asks you to provide 3 years of employment history, please disregard this.  As part of our Safer Recruitment procedures you must provide details of ALL employment/education/voluntary roles you have ever held and details about any gaps when you were not working/studying.  The system will allow you to add as many roles as you need to.

Don’t assume that we know anything about you!  There is plenty of space so tell us about your knowledge, skills and experience from all areas of your life that relate to being a Volunteer Police Cadet Leader.

For an informal discussion:  Contact Esther Lambert, Tel. 07547 659754, Esther.Lambert@avonandsomerset.police.uk


We are looking for people who share our values of caring, inclusive, courageous and learning.

To find out more about our Inclusive Culture

To enable us to deliver outstanding policing for everyone, we need people from all backgrounds with a range of professional and life experiences so that we are truly representative of our communities.

Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

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