School Staff Instructor – Combined Cadet Force
Contract type: Permanent - Term time only
Days: 2 school days per week
Start date: To be confirmed subject to vetting and checks
Closing date: 10th March 2024
Polam Hall School wish to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced School Staff Instructor for their Combined Cadet Force to commence as soon as possible.
We seek an enthusiastic and experienced 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 have an established Combined Cadet Force and require an experienced individual with a services background, high level abilities and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills in order 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 including risk assessments and health and safety responsibilities are completed in line with school and MoD requirements.
There will be a requirement to attend camps, field days and other activities throughout the year, some at weekends.
Combined Cadet Force
1 To plan and assist the development of the Combined Cadet Force.
2 To organise and plan experiences to enhance the Cadet provision such as field exercises and military visits.
3 In consultation with the Contingent Commander, plan and deliver the Cadet experience.
4 General administration of the Cadet Unit including annual submission for school resources and ensuring that these resources are used to enhance the quality of the provision.
5 Supported by the Contingent Commander, seek funding from a variety of funding streams to ensure the sustainability of the Cadet Unit.
6 Play a lead role in the mentoring of cadets.
7 Monitor the academic progress and behaviour of cadets to ensure their performance in the classroom is in line with cadet expectations.
8 To act as administrator for cadets and contingent Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) and to supply and organise all Combined Cadet Force services, including the issue, control, maintenance and purchasing of clothing and equipment.
9 Carry out all day-to-day liaison with the Cadet Training Team (CTT) and other agencies as necessary.
10 To ensure the maintenance and presentation of all Combined Cadet Force and School Adventurous Training equipment.
11 Take responsibility (in liaison with the Combined Cadet Force Contingent Commander) for all issues related to weapons, including all weapon inspections, repairs in line with Ministry of Defence (MOD) requirements and an agreed maintenance plan, including the security of firearms.
12 Collate all information required and returns to the MOD regarding equipment, qualifications, controls and records of all weapon loans to other schools.
13 Manage the use of transport for Combined Cadet Force activities including the recording (and receiving) of all costs and vehicle hire charges.
14 Maintain an awareness and knowledge of MOD amendments, advice and document control.
15 Act as advisor to all CFAV’s and immediate support to the Contingent Commander.
16 Administer all camps and training programmes (as detailed & supported by the Contingent Commander).
17 Assist the Contingent Commander and other CFAVs with the effective use of the Westminster Cadet Management Database.
18 Assist the Cadet Training Team when the CCF are attending shooting competitions.
19 Conducting reviews of accounts with the Contingent Commander.
Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 790 pupils on roll, with one and a half forms of entry in our Primary Phase and increasing to four 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.
Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by contacting school reception.
Polam Hall School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect 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.
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.