Volunteer Cadet Leader, Portishead


11/08/2020, 23:55

Could you make a difference and help shape the lives of the young people in your area?

Do you have what it takes to motivate and support our volunteer Police Cadets to fulfil their potential?


Our cadet units provide an environment for young people where they can learn about roles within policing, support their community and develop valuable life skills such as communication and problem solving in a fun and safe environment. Through these groups our Cadet Leaders have a tangible and positive impact on the lives of our young people, our volunteers and our local communities.


As a Cadet Leader, you are volunteering your own time to be part an inspirational team that works with our volunteer police cadets. You will help develop young people through coaching and mentoring as well as develop your own leadership skills and knowledge of policing.


We have 9 cadet units with up to 30 cadets per units. Generally we have 3 Cadet Leaders working together at weekly meeting. The cadet units meet during term time to gain an insight into policing, learn a range of skills and take part in community events. They also assist the police in delivering crime prevention advice and general public engagement initiatives to support your local community.


As a Cadet Leader you will be responsible for planning the activities of your unit so they are fun and engaging and align with our volunteering strategic objectives. As part of the Police Cadets leadership team you will help plan and deliver an exciting, interesting and balanced programme to give the cadets the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills while taking part in many different types of activities, events and camps to broaden the cadet’s knowledge of policing and the local community. These activities often take place at weekends.





You must be 18 years of age to apply


All applicants will be subject to the Force Vetting Policy and will be required to undertake and maintain the appropriate level of safeguarding training for the role.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is fully committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children and young people. The role you have applied for requires you to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS).


Does this sound like the role for you? Click the link below to apply.


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 volunteering role you have applied for.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for a volunteering role 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 and volunteers 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.


Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.  

This vacancy is closed to applications.