What are Fire Cadet Instructors?

Fire Cadet Instructors deliver an All-Wales Award one Programme to young people across the Service area. You don’t need to have a firefighting experience, just a willingness to make a difference to the young people in the community. You must be aged 18 and over to undertake this role.


What will I be doing as a Fire Cadet Instructor?
  • Assist the delivery of the All-Wales Award One Programme, consisting of practical and classroom-based elements to young
  • Support the Cadet Lead and deputy Instructors to deliver the fire cadet programme
  • Drill yard activities - Squad drills, hoses, and ladder drills
  • Promote Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Actions
What skills, experience and attributes do you need?
  • Along with having great communication and interpersonal skills, we ask that you are:
  • Flexible and willing to assist the Cadet programme
  • Willing to work as a part of a team and follow instructions
  • Confident outgoing personality
  • Ability to lead, motivate and empathise with young people
  • Commitment and reliability
  • If you have specific skills and experience that you think would be useful, Fire fighter or such as youth work, education etc – please let us
What skills can I learn & develop?
  • Insight into the fire Service
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
Support and Training
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) an Enhanced DBS with Child Barring lists check will be required for this role
  • Induction
  • Safeguard Training along with a code of conduct
  • Drill Ground Supervision training course – Manual Handling and Health and safety working with young people on the drill yard.
  • Awards and Resources training
Time Commitment
  • Minimum 1 day per week for 2 - 3 hours with occasional weekends.
  • Uniform will be provided, PPE and work