Number of positions

10 plus.


Force-wide. Cadet units are currently running in Swindon, Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury.

Suggested hours

Two hours, one evening a week during school term time.


This role is for those who wish to make a real difference to the life of young people within the county whilst getting satisfaction from seeing these cadets develop.

As a volunteer police cadet leader, you will be part of the main cadet leadership team.

The cadet leadership team is responsible for the direction of the cadet unit throughout the school academic year.

The cadets' curriculum consists of subjects, lesson plans and ideas. Each leadership team is responsible for planning how this subjects are delivered taking into account other commitments such as projects/takings, guest speakers, seasonal activities and current local issues.

Each cadet unit has a variety of roles allowing volunteers to select the commitment they are able to give:

Unit leader

Gives the cadet unit direction with their curriculum, projects/tasking and guest speakers.

Core leader

Assists and supports the unit leader at one of the cadet units.

Associate leader

Can assist at more than one cadet unit.

Main responsibilities

Working with other members of the cadet leadership team to:

  • develop a training plan guiding the cadet unit through their annual training package
  • deliver the National Volunteer Police Cadet curriculum
  • keep records
  • assist in the delivery of organisational awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme
  • assist with weekly sessions community engagement events an project/tasking as required
  • give regular and effective support to the cadets units

Informal meeting dates

To be confirmed.

Closing time and date for applications

Ongoing recruitment.


For further information about the role and how to apply, please email our Volunteer Coordinator on [email protected].

For more information on the volunteer role description, please click on the document links below.

Please read the volunteer guidelines carefully before submitting your application form.

Wiltshire Police is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All volunteer roles will be subject to successful completion of vetting. The vetting requirements for this role are: Non-Police Personnel Vetting Level 2.