Volunteer - CADO Community Engagement

Community and Diversity Office
Milton Keynes
As and when required

We are looking for a volunteer to work with and support the work of two Community and Diversity Officers (CADO’s) and assist their liaison with minority communities in the Milton Keynes area.

 Specific duties will include:

  • Visits to victims of crime from ethnic minorities, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and the disabled community.
  • Visit to leaders and members of minority communities.
  • Liaison with community Champions who have been appointed by the CADO office e.g. Hate Crime and Transgender Champions

 All duties will be delegated by the Milton Keynes CADOs who will ensure the volunteer is appropriately supported.

 Expectations of the Volunteer: 

  • To keep records as required by the CADOS and TVP.
  • To work hours as agreed with the CADOs – likely to be 4/5 hours per week worked flexibly.
  • To claim expenses at TVP rates
  • To undergo all DBS and other checks and assessments as required
  • In conjunction with the CADOs to identify and address his/her training needs and attend training as required. 

If you have a few hours to spare (around 4/5 hours per week) then 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 16806.

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. 


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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.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.