Police Cadet Leader

Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) are a uniformed youth organisation, supported by Hampshire Constabulary, which has been designed as a youth engagement and diversionary programme. The scheme aims to promote a practical understanding of policing among all young people and encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship through volunteering amongst the community.

There are 11 units around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight based at: Newport (IOW) Andover, Basingstoke, Winchester, Hedge End, Southampton, New Forest, Portsmouth North, Southsea, Gosport and Havant.

This is a varied volunteer role offering personal development as well as the opportunity to really enhance and change a young person's life for the better; volunteers will be required to assist the Unit Leader in the delivery of the scheme and therefore applicants will need to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and ideally have a 'skill' which will benefit the 'Unit' i.e. coaching, mentoring or training.

Applicants will be required to undergo Police Vetting and an enhanced DBS check. Successful applicants will be required to complete safeguarding training prior to joining the unit. 


Applicants must enjoy working with young people and we are especially interested in volunteers who have a skill which they can bring to our team. This includes mentoring, sports coaching, drill, teaching, safeguarding.

Applicants should demonstrate leadership skills or a keenness to develop themselves in this area - training will be provided. Applicants are not required to have policing experience and we would welcome any skills or experience that can benefit our units.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    Volunteers will be subject to a police vetting check and an enhanced DBS check
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Candidates will be provided with initial and ongoing Safeguarding training.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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This opportunity is available Countywide.

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