Apply for a Volunteer Role!

Applications for Vehicle Checking Volunteers and Volunteer Manager roles at Cleveland Police are being extended until mid-November.

1 Deputy Head of Volunteering, Nigel Drayton, has been a volunteer with the Force since 2010 and has volunteered in various roles all of his life.

Nigel has to be extremely organised as he arranges interviews, updates the volunteer database, deals with role profiles and keeps in contact with all members of the volunteer team to ensure everything is running smoothly.

He said: “I love the challenge that volunteering brings and I am passionate about it. I have been heavily involved in the start-up of the volunteer programme for Cleveland Police. Managing the programme and dealing with the process from inception to completion brings great satisfaction, both from the organisational side, but also to know that the structures and processes will bring fantastic benefits to colleagues in Cleveland Police now and in the future.

“There is a nice feeling about being part of a team and I have made some really good friends through volunteering. Policing has been part of my life for around eight years and being retired means that I have the time available to provide the organisation with around 20 hours’ worth of volunteering a week, and I am lucky that I have a supportive wife and family.

“If I could give advice to anyone who is thinking of volunteering then it would be that you get out of it what you put in, so if you make a commitment, go for it and enjoy it, as life is too short to sit around watching the television or social media.”

Both roles will be subject to vetting. For more information or to apply, visit www.cleveland.police.uk/careers. The application window closes mid-November.