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School Staff Instructor - Combined Cadet Force

Grange Road, Darlington, Darlington, Durham, DL1 5PA
Polam Hall School
Term Time
7th January 2021
Start Date
To be confirmed
1st February 2021 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
To be confirmed
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1125277

School Staff Instructor – Combined Cadet Force

Interviews held: date and method to be arranged

Start date: to be confirmed subject to vetting and checks

Salary: £100.00 per school based day

1 day paid at MOD rate of £74.80 (Up to 51 days only)

Contract type: Permanent (based on an average of 37 weeks per year).

Days: 4 school days per week (two days paid by MoD at the prevailing rate stated above).

 2 days will be based at Polam Hall School and 2 days at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Polam Hall School and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College wish to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced School Staff Instructor for their respective Combined Cadet Forces to commence in January 2021.

We seek an School Staff Instructor, to help develop valuable military skills and training sessions for both staff and cadets.

The SSI will report to the Contingent Commander and support the delivery of the Cadet experience.

We  require an experienced individual with a services background, high level abilities and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to inspire, challenge and motivate our students to achieve excellence.

The role will co-ordinate with The MoD, making full use of the available resources to benefit all students, ensuring that all associated administrative duties are completed in line with school and MoD requirements. A full clean Category D1 Driving Licence is required.

There will be a requirement to attend camps, field days and other activities throughout the year, some fexibility is required.

You will be based two days in the employment of Polam Hall School and two days at Queen Elizabeth College CCF. Each role will be determined by the separate organisation and paid direct.

Plan and assist the development of the CCF 

Organise and plan experiences to enhance the Cadet provision.

General administration  including annual submission for school resources.

Seek funding to ensure the sustainability of the Unit. 

Play a lead role in the mentoring of cadets. 

Monitor academic progress and behaviour in line with expectations. 

Carry out all day-to-day liaison with the CTT and other agencies. 

Ensure the maintenance and presentation of all CCF and School Adventurous Training equipment.

Take responsibility for all issues related to weapons, including  inspections and repairs, including the security of firearms. 

Collate all information required and returns to the MOD regarding equipment, qualifications, controls and records of all weapon loans to other schools.

Manage the use of transport. 

Maintain an awareness and knowledge of MOD amendments, advice and document control. 

Act as advisor to all CFAV’s and immediate support to the CC.

Assist with the effective use of the Westminster Cadet Management Database. 

Assist the Cadet Training Team when the CCF are attending shooting competitions.  

Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 750 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and three forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College’s success and popularity are built upon our commitment to providing our students with the best possible learning environment and highest possible standards of support and guidance. We are proud of the excellent relationships that exist between staff and students and our purposeful, lively and friendly atmosphere. 

Since opening, the College has been a popular choice for students and has continued to expand. There are approximately 2000 students on roll with a significant proportion travelling to Darlington from County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire. We also enrol a significant number from independent schools. The majority of our students have a full A Level Study Programme and the academic work of the College is of a high standard with an excellent record of examination success across the curriculum.  

Polam Hall School and Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 


Safeguarding Statement:

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Polam Hall School

Polam Hall School

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

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