Do you want to make a difference and help to shape the lives of the young people in your area?
Volunteer Police Cadets meet for two hours once a week during term time and have the chance to take part in other activities in support of local policing.
The cadets take part in a wide range of activities, including:
- Learning first aid
- Learning self-defence
- Supporting police operations by delivering leaflets
- Helping police engage with young people
- Foot patrol at local shopping centres and community events
- Finding out about policing and the law, including specialist roles like search teams and Crime Scene Investigation.
Avon and Somerset Police is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. All our staff and volunteers are required to share this commitment.
- Assisting with the administration associated with recruiting cadets to the scheme
- Keeping accurate records regarding the cadet scheme e.g. attendance, uniform issued/replaced
- Support the Cadet Coordinator to ensure the programme is filled with suitable activities with sufficient adult volunteers
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
- Collect money and maintain financial records e.g. receipt of grants, payment of subs, collecting additional payments for specific activities, meeting financial regulations as required.
- Organising ad hoc activities and transport e.g. adventurous activities
- Administer and take minutes of local meetings associated with the cadet scheme
- Communicate with the cadets using the locally adopted method (e.g. Cadet Portal and/or Dutysheet)
- Assist with the management and administration of accreditation or any qualifications which are sought e.g. Duke of Edinburgh
Skills and experience;
- Experience of record keeping
- Experience of arranging meetings and taking notes
- Computer literate
- Good organisational skills
- Good communicator with a range of people, including young people
- Previous experience of working with young people and experience of keeping finance records are desirable but not essential