An opportunity to be part of the Government’s initiative to support Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) into State Schools, in support of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Combined Cadet Force (CCF), has arisen and applications are now called for.

The CCF (RAF) Engagement Officer, a Crown Servant Grade C1 position, will be required to project manage the RAF element of the CEP including managing the allocated budget.

The post holder will follow up where a Schools Cadet Expansion Officers (SCEO) has identified a school with an interest in forming a CCF (RAF) Section as part of CEP.

Although based at RAF Cranwell (Lincolnshire) this is a UK wide commitment and the incumbent will be required to travel extensively.

The post holder will be required to visit the identified schools and explain in detail to the senior leadership team all aspects of hosting a CCF (RAF) Section.

The post holder will be expected to fully understand and clearly articulate the responsibilities of the school and the available support from the RAF Air Cadet Organisation (ACO), Army Regional Command and the RAF, including the provision of weapons training and flying and gliding opportunities.

The post holder will be the RAF point of contact with the school until the school has passed through the approval process at which time the responsibility will be passed to HQ ACO.

The post holder will work directly to ACO Chief of Staff (COS) and be must be prepared to represent ACO COS at CEP meetings and forums.   

This is a fixed term contract which will expire on 31 March 2020 unless brought to an end by either party. The successful candidate will be required to work a 15 hour 2 day week.

The salary for the appointment is £37,527 (pro rata) per annum. Those who are eligible to join the pension scheme will also receive a non-pensionable enhancement to offset super-annuation contributions.

The appointment is for a probationary period of three months in the first instance.

As a condition of employment the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Security Clearance and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

An application form can be obtained here.

Applications, complete with a CV, are to reach the Association by Friday 24th February 2017. Interviews will be held at RAF Cranwell on Monday 6th March 2017 or Tuesday 7th March 2017.

Army Cadet Force – Adult Volunteer

We are always keen to find new adults to help us, both male and female and no military experience is necessary, only the wish to help in the development of young people.

The best person to tell you more are the Cadet Instructors themselves. To enable us to get the right person to speak to you, please fill in your contact details here and send the information back to us. Your local Cadet County Headquarters will then contact you.

The Army Cadet Force is a youth organisation offering young people between 12 and 18 the opportunity to have fun, adventure and make friends whilst learning – military skills, shooting, survival techniques, kayaking, rock-climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and much more. They have great summer camps at home and overseas plus the opportunity to gain some very useful qualifications. They also contribute to their local communities by helping with worthwhile projects and by raising money for a wide array of charities.

As an Adult Volunteer in your spare time, enabling Army Cadets to learn new skills, overcome fears or difficulties and become responsible citizens is incredibly rewarding. Being an Instructor also gives you a chance to develop your own strengths such as leadership skills, team building and confidence – and you can gain vocational qualifications up to Master’s degree level in various management and training courses.