Volunteer Fire Cadet Instructor to lead and deliver the Fire Cadets Program - Basingstoke Fire Station

The Children and Young People Department is an enthusiastic team facilitating a variety of different programmes to children and young people. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are seeking volunteers who have the time, skills and enthusiasm to provide support, guidance and mentorship in both rewarding and challenging environments.

Fire Cadets is a nationally recognised educational programme available to young people aged 13 - 17. The Programme is delivered from various local fire stations where young people in groups of 15 - 20 attend one evening a week for up to three hours.

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.

The Programme is designed in modules and is aimed at giving the cadets the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised BTEC Level 2 Award in Fire and Rescue Services in the community. Your role will be to lead and instruct the delivery of the Programme, organise and provide administrative support to the Cadets and your colleagues, and communicating with the Fire Cadet Team Leader.

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 & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service policies and legislation on the management of information.

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


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced Child Barred List
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Out of pocket expenses for travel whilst carrying out your role.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Regular feedback and 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 Regular feedback and support Undergo training and achieve the required standards.
  • 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 No Yes No No No

Availability Details

Commit to regularly attend the cadet unit 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. Up to three hours per week and occasional weekend activities


Basingstoke Fire Station
RG22 6PD

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