Fire Cadet Adult Volunteer

Weardale, Spennymoor, Peterlee, Consett, Durham City

Help deliver County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) Fire Cadet programme which inspires and empowers young people to Be The Best they can be, supported by the Fire Cadet Unit Leader(s) and Instructor(s). Background in Fire and Rescue Service not required.


• Delivering the training and development of Fire Cadets programme as defined by Fire Cadet Unit Leader(s)
• Ensuring standards of discipline are maintained in accordance with the Fire Cadet Code of Conduct
• Ensuring delivery of a safe, healthy, and productive environment for all within the Fire Cadet Unit
• Ensuring support needs of Fire Cadets are met

Skills & Qualities

• Good interpersonal skills
• Experience of working as part of a team
• Ability to relate to young people
• Ability to engage, support and motivate young people using a range of methods
• Commitment to delivering once a week in term time for about two hours, plus extra preparation time. If possible, a commitment over one year is expected
• No experience of working with young people is necessary

When & Where?

Evening sessions during term time:
• Wednesdays - Consett Community Fire Station
• Thursdays - Darlington Community Fire Station (Launching October 2023)
• Thursdays - Durham Fire Station
• Tuesdays - Peterlee Fire Station
• Thursdays - Stanhope Fire Station
• Thursdays - Spennymoor Community Fire Station

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

• The completion of two training sessions – one of which will be a general induction session incorporating CDDFRS policies and procedures and the other will be a specialised safeguarding session
• Reimbursement of expenses
• Appropriate assignments – we will try to find a role that best suits your skills
• Ongoing support from Fire Cadet Unit Leaders and Instructors
• An enhanced DBS (police check) check
• Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteer Benefits

• Being part of a great team
• References for employment
• Fire Service volunteer polo shirt and hoodie issues following induction and successful DBS check
• Gain valuable work experience
• Learn new skills
• Help other people and make a difference in your community
• Meet new people and make new friends
• Have fun!

Other Information

Our Mission
Fire Cadets provides fun and challenging inclusive opportunities for young people to reach their full potential, contributing to our Service strategic priorities of lowering emergency responses, increasing community safety awareness, delivering value for money through working together.

Our Overarching Principles
• Core target age of 13 to 17 years of age
• Inclusive and diverse membership
• Contribution to safer, stronger, communities through social action
• Upskilling volunteers, instructors and unit leaders
• Opportunities for Fire Cadets to aspire to a career in the Fire Service

Our Aims
• Our Fire Cadet scheme approaches challenges with flexibility, enthusiasm, motivation, passion, determination and resilience
• Our Fire Cadet Scheme is conducted in an honest, trustworthy, reliable, accountable, consistent and respectful manner
• Our Fire Cadet scheme is approachable, supportive, encouraging, and inclusive, valuing personal and team development through collaborating with others
• Our Fire Cadet scheme drives change by being creative, resourceful, courageous, original, clear and focused

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Hours: 3 hours weekly during term time Type: Administration/Office, Support Work, IT, Emergency Services, Children/Young People

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