NEWS

FEBRUARY 13TH 2019

Adult Volunteer Excels at Leadership

The instructors at Frimley

Georgia and the other instructors at Frimley Park

An Adult Volunteer from Northamptonshire has become one of the first in the country to earn an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 Qualification through the Army Cadet Force (ACF).

Lieutenant Georgia Allen, aged 27, works as a Marketing Assistant but has been an Adult Volunteer in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland ACF (LNR ACF) for the last five years. She completed the ILM qualification whilst taking part in the King George VI leadership course at Frimley Park Cadet Training Centre.

Georgia explained: “I wanted to participate in the ILM as it was an opportunity to progress and develop in leadership and management and gain a recognised qualification. By doing this qualification it allows me to consider moving into management roles in the workplace and the ACF.

“I have been more confident, had a more logical and structured approach to leadership and management and have also learnt to believe in my ability through the success of passing this course.”

Lt Georgia Allen

Lt Georgia Allen

In order to complete the course there were a number of different modules, one of the key elements was to plan, present and evaluate a presentation about a theoretical ACF event.

There were also modules on managing resources, implementing change and theories of leadership.

The course is run by other Adult Volunteers from around the country but that isn’t the only support Georgia received.

She said: “The course staff were able to support and guide me where I needed extra help to progress with the ILM. Other volunteers from LNR ACF also supported me through the process and I was able to share ideas and ask for guidance where needed.”

Having been a cadet when she was younger, Georgia joined the ACF as an Adult Volunteer after wanting to improve her social life. She explained: “I would recommend that people consider becoming an Adult Volunteer as you feel a sense of belonging to an organisation that is moving forwards and engaging at a ground level with the local community. It is challenging, rewarding and gives a sense of purpose.”

An Adult Volunteer is responsible for caring for cadets, teaching them and inspiring them to achieve more than they thought possible.

To find out more about joining the Army Cadet Force as an Adult Volunteer click here.

“I have been more confident, had a more logical and structured approach to leadership and management and have also learnt to believe in my ability through the success of passing this course.”