Volunteer Fire Cadet Instructor (Rushmoor Fire Station)

We are seeking volunteers who have the time, skills and enthusiasm to provide support, guidance and mentorship to our Fire Cadets!

Fire Cadets is a nationally recognised educational programme available to young people aged 13-17 which is delivered at Rushmoor Fire Station where young people in groups of 15-20 attend for 3 hours on a Wednesday evening. The programme gives them an insight into working within the uniformed service as well as encouraging personal and social development and promoting self-discipline, teamwork, problem solving, social action and citizenship skills. 

Main Tasks

  • Lead and instruct the delivery of the Programme, including firefighting drills
  • Organise and provide administrative support to the Cadets and your colleagues
  • Communicate with the Fire Cadet Team Leader. 

Responsibilities and Other Information

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Applicants need to live within 10 miles of their preferred location.
  • Commit to regularly lead the cadet unit for up to 3 hours on a weekly basis. This is during school term times only.  Volunteers will be rostered within each unit as per your availability and therefore you do not have to attend every week, but a regular commitment is required.
  • To facilitate and deliver the Cadet programme and qualification as per the provided training and lesson plans.
  • To exercise the duty of care for those young people whilst taking part in Fire Cadets activities.
  • To adhere to and uphold the policies and procedures provided by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service at all times.
  • Maintain personal responsibility for Data Protection - collection, recording, information sharing, reviews, retention and disposal of information in compliance with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service policies and legislation on the management of information.
  • Undergo training and achieve the required standards.
  • To attend and contribute to volunteer group information sessions, training and review meetings arranged at mutually convenient times.


  • Interest in helping young people  
  • An ability to communicate with different types of people  
  • Good organisational and administrative skills would be beneficial, but not essential.  
  • A willingness to learn new skills and undertake necessary training 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Reliable, responsible and trustworthy 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Friendly, professional, confident and approachable manner 
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and abide by specified procedures and processes 

Benefits of Being a Volunteer

  • Being a positive role model to young people within the local community
  • Being part of a team working environment and meeting new people
  • Inspiring young people to make a positive contribution to society through social action
  • Enhancing your leadership, communication and teaching skills
  • Receive training in drill yard supervision, safeguarding, managing challenging behaviour, qualification delivery and assessment in turn enhancing your employability skills
  • Receive regular feedback and support from the Fire Cadet Team Lead and lots, lots more!


  • Accessibility
    Depends on type of disability, this can be discussed in more detail
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced Child Barred List
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
    Volunteers will receive full training (written and practical) to undertake this role effectively. Volunteers will also receive a full induction into the Service and there will be regular feedback and support
  • Volunteer induction
    A full induction into the Service - you will be provided with suitable clothing, PPE and identification to enable you to undertake your role.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No Yes No No No No

Availability Details

Wednesday evening (term time only) and occasional activity weekends. A weekly commitment of 3 hours a week is required but this will be rostered with other volunteers.


Rushmoor Fire Station
8 Lynchford Road
GU14 6BF

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