Volunteer Police Cadet Leaders - Bradford

We are recruiting Volunteer Police Cadet Leaders in Bradford

Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Police Cadet Leader?

  • Are you aged 18 or above?
  • Are you interested in making a positive difference to the lives of young people in West Yorkshire?
  • Would you like the opportunity to volunteer in the service of your community?

What is the Volunteer Police Cadets scheme?

The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) scheme is a nationally recognised uniformed youth group for young people aged between 13 and 17.

In West Yorkshire, the cadets follow a structured two year programme, which is linked to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. 

Our Volunteer Police Cadet scheme could not run without the help and support of our dedicated team of cadet leaders. 


What does the role involve?

Cadet leaders assist with the running of the cadet units. Their main tasks and responsibilities include: 

  • supervising activities and community social action projects
  • providing support and guidance to the cadets 
  • delivering or assisting with training and inputs 
  • training or assisting with drill 
  • training outdoor skills for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award camping expeditions 

We are looking for cadet leaders to assist in any of our four Bradford cadet units. The units run a session weekly on a mid- week evening, during term time. 

We are looking for cadet leaders who can be; 

  • positive role models for the cadets and inspire them to fulfil their potential
  • demonstrate good interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

Previous experience of/qualifications in youth engagement work, policing, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, outdoor skills, sports coaching or first aid would be an advantage. 

You can read more about our district cadet units on Twitter via @WYP_Cadets.


Register Your Interest 

If you would be interested in this exciting new opportunity, please email your expression of interest to the Citizens In Policing Hub via [email protected]

Your appointment as a cadet leader will be subject to successful vetting clearance and enhanced DBS checks. You will also need to complete mandatory training package for cadet leaders before you start. Successful applicants will be provided with Duke of Edinburgh training opportunities. 

If you have any further questions about the role please contact: [email protected]


Eligibility Criteria

This is a Police Support Volunteer role. The Force defines a Police Support Volunteer as:

An individual with no police powers who, through personal choice, gives time and energy to perform tasks for West Yorkshire Police without expectation or receipt of compensation, except for reimbursement of agreed out of pocket expenses.

To apply for this vacancy you must meet the following requirements: 

  • aged 18 or above
  • resided in the UK for a minimum of three years