What are Fire Cadet Instructors?

Fire Cadet Instructors assist and support the delivery of the Fire Cadet Award Programme, which consists of practical and classroom based sessions.

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 and support the delivery of the Fire Cadet Award Programme, consisting of practical and classroom based sessions
  • Support the Cadet Lead and deputy Instructors to deliver the fire cadet programme
  • Drill yard activities - Squad drills, hoses, and ladder drills
  • Being a role model to young people
  • Social Actions

Desirable Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of working with challenging children or young people
  • Experience of helping plan and/or deliver activity sessions to young people.
  • An understanding of the issues and challenges young people may be facing.
  • An understanding of establishing and maintaining boundaries when working with young people
  • An awareness of safeguarding
  • An awareness of fire safety
  • An awareness of First Aid
What skills, experience and attributes do you need?
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Proactive and able to work using own initiative.
  • Excellent timekeeping and organisational skills
  • Ability to support, encourage and motivate young people.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with young people.
  • Experience of the delivery of information to groups of people
  • Commitment and reliability
What skills can I learn and 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 
  • Drill Ground Supervision training course – Manual Handling and Health and Safety working with young people on the drill yard.
Time Commitment
  • Minimum of one day per week for two to three hours, with occasional weekends.
  • Uniform, PPE and workwear will be provided.