GMP Volunteer Police Cadet Leader

Become A Volunteer Cadet Leader In Bolton, Salford, City Of Manchester Or Trafford
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:

• Undertake administrative tasks such as inputting data and producing reports
• Coordinate Cadets and take registration at Cadet Classes
• Coordinate guest speakers and presenters
• Coordinate internal and external Unit activities.
• Give regular and effective support to Cadet Units
• Ensuring Safeguarding and Risk Assessment guidelines are adhered to
• Ensure VPC Portal up to date/accurate
• Work closely in partnership with GMP’s Central Team for consistent recruitment and retention of volunteer VPC Leaders and maintenance of VPC Guidance and processes
• Plan, coordinate and attend fundraising and social action
• events in the community
• Ensure that social media & media communications, reporting
• and monitoring are done through the correct channels
• Deliver presentations/inputs to Volunteer Police Cadets
• Support Cadets in completing the Duke of Edinburgh qualifications
• Maintain the welfare of any Cadets within the VPC Unit

Skill and Qualifications Required:

• Excellent communication skills, particularly verbal.
• Good planning and organisational skills with experience of keeping manual and computerised records and inputting/retrieving information
• IT Skills, including Microsoft packages and internet
• To be enthusiastic and motivated
• Ability to work within a team, promoting inclusivity at all times
• Ability to engage with people from all religious and cultural backgrounds
• Ability to monitor Cadet and Volunteers welfare and to support development
• Demonstrate previous experience in delivering presentations/training
• Previous experience with working/volunteering with young
persons is desirable

Areas of Interest: Children, Community, Crime, Education, Emergency services, Public events, Sport, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Event, Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, University students, Other
What activities will the volunteer do? First Aid, Fundraising, Providing advice, Support Work, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Leadership, Managing people, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets, Area for assistance dogs nearby

About the host organisation

Hosted by: GMP Volunteer Police Cadets
Organisation Profile: Volunteer Police Cadets are young people, aged 13-17, who learn about policing and crime and take part in various police related activities, such as crime prevention projects. The Cadet Scheme provides a diversionary activity for young people, increases their knowledge of policing, and breaks down any actual or perceived barriers between young people and the police. At least 25% of Cadets are from backgrounds vulnerable to crime and/or social exclusion and is inclusive of those with diverse needs. Each Cadet Scheme (of around 30 young people) is led by a mix of Police Officers/Police Staff, Special Constables and Police Support Volunteers. Cadet Scheme Team Leaders volunteer around 4-hours per week, and are generally a long-term volunteering opportunity. Cadet Scheme Team Leaders are recruited in the following way: The process involves: 1) Application form; 2) Interview; 3) Background and security checks. The VPC will give you the opportunity to develop your own social skills. Our programs will encourage your leadership, communication, presentation and learning skills that you will be able to use in your school, college and community. We offer first aid courses and other non-police based skill development.