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Lead Fire Cadet Instructor

Role: Lead Fire Cadet Instructor
Schemes: Stafford, Cannock, Rugeley, Stone, Eccleshall
Responsible to: Reporting to Prevent Lead
Hours: 3 hours per session - 31st July 2014

Overall function

As a Fire Cadet Instructor you will be undertaking tasks to support Staffordshire Fire Service in its vision by making Staffordshire a Safer place to be. You will be working with young people in the local community.


  • Supervision of all Fire Cadet Instructors, and the young people attending the scheme
  • To develop Instructors by meeting their training needs and personal development
  • To work with young people from the local area
  • To be aware of the Children’s Act 1989 and 2004
  • To be responsible for the duty of care of young people whilst taking part in scheme activities
  • To develop young people to meet their needs
  • To be part of a team working environment
  • To develop an understanding of citizenship in young people
  • To educate young people and their families about fire safety
  • To work with young people in different environments, external to the Fire Station
  • To work alongside the Service Delivery Group on the current campaigns
  • To represent the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service at local events as and when required
  • To carry out any other role as required for Fire Cadet Instructor

Person specification


  • Willingness to undertake training appropriate to the role
  • Previous experience of safety and well being and working with young people and other members of the community
  • To be able to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to give and receive direction and work as part of a team
  • Ability to complete a small amount of written work and complete forms
  • Excellent time keeping and organisational skills


  • Previous experience of working with challenging young people.
  • Experience leading a team
  • Previous experience of working with young adults/children
  • A driving license
  • Additional skills such basic first aid
  • The ability to work on own initiative