Volunteer Fire Cadet Instructor

To support and mentor young people in developing their skills, knowledge and personal development enabling them to become effective role models in the community and, progress positively onto education, employment or further training. To support the wider activities of the Prevention and Protection Directorate. We need Cadet Instructors all over Greater Manchester, If your application is successful , then you will be invited to attend an assessment, Once you have attended the assessment, you will be invited to attend Induction training which is mandatory.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

To support delivery of the Community Fire Cadets programme.

To support young people to work towards achieving qualifications as part of the Community Fire Cadet programme delivery.

To monitor Cadet Unit attendance and participation in Community Fire Cadet Events and activities locally, nationally and internationally (where appropriate).

Use session plans and resources as part of programme delivery, ensuring a positive learning environment is created for the Cadet Unit.

To follow and adhere to GMFRS Safeguarding policy and procedure.

Support and mentor newly appointed Cadet Instructors, Volunteers and colleagues, sharing good practise where necessary.

To attend all training events that are required to carry out the volunteer Cadet Instructor role.

To comply with GMFRS Volunteer policies and procedures

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Experience of working with young people in either a personal or professional setting.

Knowledge of Safeguarding

An understanding of Health & Safety and Equality & Diversity legislation and the ability to apply these in the workplace

Understanding of the issues and barriers that face young people across diverse communities

Ability to facilitate and support young people’s progress towards achieving an accredited programme/qualification

Able to build and maintain positive relationships with young people

Ability to present information appropriately and confidently to groups of young people.

Possess basic problem solving skills and able to use initiative where necessary

Ability to empathise with others

Have a reliable, punctual and committed approach.

Ability to work in line with and adhere to the values and behaviours of GMFRS: Honesty, Professional, Inclusive, Respect and Excellence

To undertake an enhanced DBS

Commit to evening and weekend working

Be available to attend residential activities if required

Areas of Interest: Children, Emergency services, Health and safety, Public events, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Outdoor
What activities will the volunteer do? Coaching, Management, Mentoring, Training, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Managing people, Organising, Reasoning, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (Stockport and Tameside area)
Organisation Profile: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the UK's 2nd largest fire service. The Service is spread over 44 sites: 41 stations, a training centre, a technical centre and headquarters. There are four stations in Tameside located at Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Mossley & Hyde. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester a safer place by being a modern, community focused and influential Fire & Rescue Service. We have so many different opportunities for you to get involved with to help you meet new people, develop your skills and build your knowledge while volunteering. Activities you could get involved with include: • Safe and Well visits that ensure people are safe in their own homes • Hazard spotting using bikes • Public events to raise awareness and promote safety • Chaplaincy • Training events for staff where volunteers are “rescued” by the crew. Our volunteers are made up of people from all sorts of backgrounds.