To deliver and support the provision of the cadet programme to young people across the county where cadets learn about different aspects of policing through classroom based activities and practical scenarios; are involved in community projects; support police engagement events and participate in parades and other formal events.
The role requires regular attendance on a Wednesday evening and occasional extra-curricular community based activity at other times. The Police Cadets promotes equality of opportunity to the young people of Lincolnshire and seeks to encourage young people to become good citizens.
What you will be doing
Roles and tasks may vary, but will include:
to assist in the delivery of the cadet programme
to gain or deliver a broad understanding of policing and to pass on that knowledge to cadets
to assist in the development of Police Volunteer Cadet Corps.
undertake other clerical and administrative tasks in support of the cadet corps
facilitate community based activities for cadets
Skills, experience and qualities needed
Prior experience in or knowledge of Police duties and tasks would be advantageous although not essential.
Additionally, we are looking for people who are:
confident providing advice and information
able to work flexibly and as part of a team
have experience of or an interest in working with young people
Location and times
The role will be based at Bourne, Grantham, Lincoln (HQ), Louth, Skegness or Spalding Police Stations.
The role will require a regular commitment of at least 3 hours per week on a Wednesday evening and additional hours as required
Additional hours to be by mutual agreement between the volunteer and the other leaders, but to fit around the volunteers commitments.
Training and support
All volunteers receive a local induction and a Volunteer Cadet Leader Information Pack with all the information you will need to get you started in the role. There will be some mandatory on-line training to complete and further training will be arranged to support you in the cadet leader role.
You will have the support of other cadet leaders, as well as the support of the Volunteer Team at police HQ. who are there to help with any aspect of cadets.
Expenses will be paid for travelling between your home and the station where your chosen corps is based.
This role will require a security check (vetting) and DBS checks and for you to sign an agreement to maintain confidentiality, as you may have access to sensitive material.
Volunteers will be required to abide by the Forces Code of Ethics at all times.
Equality and diversity
All volunteers are required to carry out their role in a way that supports the Force Diversity Objectives.
Health and safety
Volunteers will take will take all reasonable care of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
Line managers and volunteers should be aware of the relevant risk assessment for the role. Along with the generic Risk Assessment for all roles – 5010 Working on Police Premises
Safeguarding and children vulnerable adults
Lincolnshire Police has a duty to promote the welfare of, and safeguard of children and vulnerable adults. Volunteers are required to comply with Force Policy and Standard Operating Procedures in respect of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.