Volunteer - Cadet Scheme Leader (Oxford)

Police Cadets Oxford
As and when required

We are looking for volunteers who will work with a team of leaders, inspiring and guiding police cadets towards a successful future - potentially as Special Constables, Police Constables, and Police Community Support Officers.  You must have an interest in supporting teenagers and be over 18 years old.

Cadets meet one evening a week to gain an insight into the various departments within the force, learn a range of skills and take part in community events.  They also volunteer for three hours a month to assist the police in attending public events, delivering crime prevention advice and general public engagement initiatives.

As a Cadet Leader you will be:-

• Supporting cadets at weekly sessions and occasional weekends

• Supporting cadets at community events/projects

• Help broaden cadets knowledge of policing and volunteering in the community

• Undertaking basic administrative tasks utilising ICT systems

• Helping to arrange and manage the cadet programme

• Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system

Required Qualities:

• A respect for race and diversity

• A non-judgemental attitude

• A commitment to confidentiality

• Good listening and communication skills

Assisting the principle leader to carry out their duties

• Maintaining the standard of dress for cadets and leaders at your base

• Dealing with any disciplinary matters

• Maintaining order and discipline on your base

• Upholding health and safety regulations

• Attending meetings on behalf of your base

• Supporting cadets in future recruitment opportunities; and

• Ensuring cadets are aware of all volunteering opportunities

If you are interested please complete the online application form.  If you have any queries on completing the application form, please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77, quoting reference 14813.

Please note this vacancy will be removed once sufficient candidates have been sourced.

As a volunteer within the police service, you will be subjected to a level of police vetting. The level will be dependent upon the role and it’s access requirements. With the higher levels of vetting, applicants could be asked to provide details of family members, partner, partner’s parents and co-residents, as well as additional information regarding their own personal circumstances. This process is required to ensure that Thames Valley Police comply with the legislation of the Vetting Code of Practice

Whilst we endeavour to complete all vetting within 30 working days of receipt of vetting forms, unfortunately this is not always the case due to operational demand and back-logs, and could take considerably longer.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding your application please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website, www.tvpcareers.co.uk/supporting-you.

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via: positiveactionteam@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.