News

June 5th 2015

Could you be an Officer in the Army Cadet Force?

Are you already Adult Instructor in the Army Cadets, or considering joining at the Army Cadets as an adult instructor, and feel you have the talents and skills that could provide that leadership and managerial support to your fellow adult volunteers?  Do you want to make a positive difference not only to young people but also to your fellow volunteers?

Then why not consider becoming an Army Cadet Officer, and join one-quarter of all Army Cadet adult volunteers nationwide who are currently enjoying increased leadership responsibilities and influence through their role as Army Cadet Officers.

In the last weekend of May at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham, adult volunteers from the Army Cadets took part in a testing Potential Officer Selection Training (POST) exercise.  The POST weekend replicates the challenges that potential Army Cadet officers will face if they go forward to the prestigious but rigorous Cadet Forces Commissioning Board. Administered by East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) but run by experienced ACF officers from across the region, all themselves adult volunteers, POST provides an ideal final step towards attending the Commissioning Board, as it examines each candidate’s suitability for commissioning, looking at a broad range of attributes including leadership potential, teamwork, mental aptitude and reaction to stress.

Simon Worsley, Deputy Chief Executive at East Midlands RFCA, said: “Across the East Midlands there are nearly 800 adult volunteers in the Army Cadet who every week provide a challenging but fun experience that can help to positively transform the lives of thousands of young people.  Every one of these adult volunteers is important, but the Army Cadet needs some of them to take up the additional challenge of trying out for an Army Cadet Force Commission.  It does not suit everyone but it is the Army Cadet officers, who are all volunteers, that provides the leadership, planning expertise, managerial backbone and direction that ensures the Army Cadets, a national voluntary youth organisation, to continue to inspire young people from every walk of life to challenge their limits, become more independent and aspire to go further in life’.

If you are interested in becoming an adult volunteer or Officer within the ACF, visit www.armycadets.com

The ACF is recruiting. To find out more about how you can get involved call:

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland ACF: 0116 277 9701

Derbyshire ACF: 01332 772025

Lincolnshire ACF: 01522 528109

Nottinghamshire ACF: 0115 983 7642

“Across the East Midlands there are nearly 800 adult volunteers in the Army Cadet who every week provide a challenging but fun experience that can help to positively transform the lives of thousands of young people."