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LFB Fire Cadets Volunteer Cadet Instructor

London Fire Brigade, Ilford Fire Station

Volunteering with London Fire Brigade Fire Cadets

Fire Cadets is a youth club with the London Fire Brigade which is run by adult volunteers. It runs once a week at your local fire station from 6pm to 9pm. Our new academic year will start in January 2023, and we are currently looking to recruit volunteers to help support run the program.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • As a Volunteer Cadet Instructor, you will teach the Fire Cadets the use of firefighting equipment.
  • The incident attended by London Fire Brigade.
  • Fire safety in the home and community.
  • You will support with youth social action activities to make your community safer and better.
  • Volunteers will commit to attending a chosen number of Fire Cadet sessions a year which will be agreed through discussion at their initial assessment stage.
  • It is expected that volunteers will undertake ongoing essential training which will be no more than seven days per year. 
  • Support London Fire Brigade at open days and events. 

Benefits to volunteer

  • You will gain a range of transferable skills as well as having the chance to complete several accredited courses including: 
  • Drill Yard Supervision, Safeguarding Children, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Equalities and Diversity.
  • A really fun and really rewarding opportunity.
  • Gives young people the best possible start, Fire Cadets makes an incredible difference to young lives.
  • Be part of a firefighting community - join as a volunteer and join the Brigade family, playing a real role in making London a safer place.
  • Make new friends and amazing memories.
  • Get ahead if you're jobhunting - it's a great way to prove your skills and we can act as a reference too.
  • Gain valuable experience - get free training in safeguarding children, managing challenging behaviour and supervising young people in practical activities. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, personal attributes, qualifications and experience

  • You will not need to have experience of working with young people but have a passion for helping change a young person's life. 
  • You will need to be over 18 years old. 
  • Be willing to commit to regular weeknight evenings and occasional weekends during term time. 
  • Be confident, enthusiastic, passionate and positive pro-social role model for children and young people.  Help them make a difference to their lives and their communities. 
  • All volunteers are required to complete mandatory training including: 
  • An induction to London Fire Brigade, Safeguarding Children, Managing Challenging Behaviour.
  • Undergo an enhanced DBS check. 

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Ilford Fire Station
460 High Road

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Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Children & Young People
  • Community Safety
  • Education and Training
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Practical Tasks
  • Teaching and Training
  • Youth Work
  • Application Process
  • DBS Check
  • Interviews
  • Online Application
  • References
  • Trial Period
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Travel/mileage
  • Organisation Policies
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
    18 and over
  • DBS checks - additional information
    Enhanced DBS check
  • Expenses - additional information
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
    Online application, interview, DBS checks and reference - you can ask your friend to give you a reference
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    No limit, if you have volunteered for us we will provide you with a reference
  • Role is exempt from Ex offenders Act 1972
    You will need to go through an enhanced DBS as we work with young people.
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
    Volunteer celebration at the end of the year
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    Seven King Elizabeth line

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