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COMBINED CADET FORCE - SCHOOL STAFF INSTRUCTOR
ORMISTON PARK ACADEMY COMBINED CADET FORCE
Belhus Park Lane
Telephone: 01708 865180
CONTINGENT COMMANDER: Lt Nicorici
Ormiston Park officially opened as an 11-16 mixed Academy in September 2009 and moved into a 100% new build in November 2013. The Academy has a current role of 670 students and as part of the Government's Cadet Expansion Programme has established a Combined Cadet Force (Army Section) with approximately 40 cadets.
Ormiston Park Academy was in April 2017 graded Good in all respects by Ofsted. It holds both Healthy School and International School status, and in January 2017 was awarded the prestigious Diversity Mark. It has attained the AfPE quality mark with Distinction and has been accredited as a Microsoft Office Specialist Academy and Centre of Excellence.
The CCF parades after school every Tuesday during term time, between 15:00 and 16:50 hrs and takes part in other training weekends/evenings as well as attending an annual central camp, usually a few weeks before the summer holidays.
The applicant is likely to be an ex-Senior NCO of the regular or reserve armed services (Army & RM Sergeants and Warrant Officers, or their equivalent ranks in the Royal Navy and RAF). Applications are also invited from others who have a working knowledge of the cadet movement or experience as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer. As this is not a full-time post the applicant is likely to be in other employment or retired but in a position to commit themselves to the training days, as detailed above. Flexibility is sought and will be offered. The ability to command and inspire young people and possession of a good sense of humour are essential.
Applicants will ideally hold a full UK driving licence.
The SSI is responsible to the Contingent Commander, for his / her CCF duties. These include:
The SSI is responsible for the routine administration of the Contingent under the direction of the Contingent Commander. This includes:
(a) the maintenance of stores and other essential records
(b) the arranging of authorisation for training
(c) the process of travel and expenses claims
(d) the administration of the CCF building, armoury and ammunition
(e) the regular updating of regulations and pamphlets
(f) the updating of risk assessments
(g) the use of the Westminster database, including the maintenance of cadet and staff records, and course applications.
The SSI is responsible for the management of the CCF stores, including:
(a) the organisation of uniforms, and military and adventurous training equipment
(b) the maintenance of CCF weapons
(c) the recording of clothing and stores issues and charging of cadets for losses
Military and Adventure training:
The SSI's primary duties are administrative but he/she will also be involved in the training of Army and cadets. This includes:
(a) Assisting with CCF shooting
(b) Instructing cadets on the Tuesday training period, on weekend exercises and activities such as Army Central Summer Camp and other Adventure Training Camps
(c) Advising the Contingent Commander on training requirements, and on the maintenance of high and safe standards throughout the CCF
Outline of Terms and Conditions
The appointment is made by the Principal on the recommendation of the Contingent Commander and subject to the approval of Colonel Cadets, London District.
The SSI will be paid from the MOD for up to 51 days per annum at an army rate of pay (currently £75 before tax) for each full day worked every week. Other expenses may be payable, subject to MOD regulations. The SSI will then receive the second day payment every week, at £75 per day, direct from the academy via DfE funding.
The SSI is expected to attend each Tuesday + Thursday during school term time between 10:00 hrs and 18:30hrs or by other mutually agreed arrangement with the Contingent Commander.
In addition, it is expected that at least 3 weekend/overnight training days are worked each year (1 per term). Full attendance at the central Summer Camp is required and attendance at Cadet Training days will also be paid.
The SSI is eligible to requisition and will be expected to wear uniform, when on duty. He/she may wear an appropriate rank. The MOD policy is that A non-commissioned SSI is to wear the badge of rank which was held on discharge from the Services, provided that it is not higher than warrant officer. Regional Command may give authority for the wearing of a badge of rank higher than that held on discharge from Regular service.
The probationary period will be one academic year, during which time the appointment may be terminated, without reason, by either party giving one month's notice.
Confirmation of appointment is conditional on the receipt of satisfactory references, security clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
Interested parties should, in the first instance, provide a letter of application and Curriculum vitae to the Contingent Commander Lt Nicorici (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Principal Mark Roessler (email@example.com).
An appointment is expected to be made to start September 2022 and applications will continue to be invited until the post is filled.