Volunteering GMFRS

Cadet Instructor recruitment opportunities

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is currently recruiting for Cadet Instructors across the city-region.

This pivotal volunteering role will develop and support youth engagement activities within the Service.

There are currently seven Fire Cadet Units in community fire stations across Greater Manchester running on a weekly basis from 6pm until 8pm.

Cadet Instructors are required for the following areas: Hyde, Manchester, Hollins, Eccles, Farnworth and Leigh.

The role of the Cadet Instructor is to support and mentor young people in developing their skills, knowledge and personal development enabling them to become effective role models in the community as well as progressing positively into education, employment or further training.


  • Experience of working with young people in either a personal or a professional setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity and the ability to apply these in the workplace
  • Understanding of the issues and barriers that face young people across diverse communities
  • Ability to facilitate and support young people‚Äôs progress towards achieving an accredited programme/qualification
  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with young people
  • Ability to present information appropriately and confidently to groups of young people.
  • Possess basic problem solving skills and able to use initiative where necessary
  • Have a reliable, punctual and committed approach.

This role would require participants that are fully committed to volunteering in the evenings and possibly some weekends.

The Service provides full training, management support, uniform will be provided and out-of-pocket expenses paid.

The round of recruitment ends on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Interviews will be held on March 7, 8 and 9, 2019.

Mandatory induction training will be held on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

For further information please contact the relevant Volunteer Coordinator.

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