1 day per week (ideally Wednesday) • Plus additional hours for overnight expeditions, summer camp etc.
This is an outstanding opportunity for the successful candidate to lead and develop our CCF and would suit a recently retired Commissioned Officer or a current CCF officer who has experience as OC of a CCF Army Section, or perhaps be an existing Contingent Commander, eager for a fresh challenge.
The Contingent Commander reports directly to the Deputy Headteacher for Curriculum and Ethos and leads the CCF on behalf of, and is accountable to, the Head teacher.
We seek to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, and suitably qualified individual to:
- Be responsible for the day to day running of the CCF.
- Lead the continuing evolution of the CCF as a central activity in the life of the school.
- Inspire and motivate the pupils and staff across all CCF Sections.
- Promote and co-ordinate the role of the CCF across the school year.
- Provide a disciplined organisation within the school, which enables students to exercise responsibility and leadership.
- Take an active role in promoting the benefits of outdoor education to students in and outside the CCF.
Candidates holding further qualifications, such as: Qualified ECO; Range Qualifications; SAA Instruction Qualifications; AT/DoE Qualifications would be an advantage.
The Wellington Academy CCF has been in existence since the opening of the school over a decade ago and is at the heart of our enrichment programme for students of both a military and non-military background. The Academy is situated on the edge of the large Garrison town of Tidworth just off the Salisbury plain. We are proud of our military connections and have a very close association with 26 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers who sponsor our CCF and whose Sapper cap-badge the cadets proudly wear.
One factor that really stands out about our CCF is the cadets themselves. Our Contingent is completely voluntary, which means that all cadets are there because they want to be. All year 9 are encouraged to try the Cadets. Those who sign up are happy to put in the time and effort on top of their academic studies and the other extra-curricular activities as they are exceptionally keen and committed, striving to get the very best out of their cadet experience.
Facilities and resources
Cadets parade every Wednesday afternoon from 3-6pm on a dedicated parade ground. The Contingent benefits from having an SSI and school staff instructors who maintain an indoor 25m firing range, armoury and separate well-stocked stores with uniforms and service-specific training aids, as well as use of additional facilities around the school for training purposes.
To apply for this role, please ensure that you complete our application form from our website or alternatively email recruitment to obtain our application form, as we do not accept CV’s.
We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.
Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 1 September 2022
Interview fate: to be confirmed
The Wellington Academy 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 underrepresented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.
References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment.