Squadron Adventure Training Officer

We are currently looking for a new staff team member who is physically fit and able to conduct outdoor training activities. You must be aged at least 20 to become adult staff with the RAF Air Cadets.

This is a new position within the staff team and so the ability to plan and deliver training and activities will be entirely down to yourself with guidance to arrange and integrate into the Squadrons training.

We are looking to get far more involved with paddlesports, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, trekking, orienteering and expeditions (the latter being in support of the Duke of Edinburgh Award).

Additionally you would nurture and encourage the training of the road marching team, ensuring they are trained with the Wing team and have the opportunity to attend the Nijmegen marches in Holland each year.

You would develop an exciting and engaging training program taking into account all abilities to ensure maximum participation and fulfillment.

You would assist the Sqn Adjutant to ensure all AT opportunities are offered to the cadets and staff - such as training, camps and activities offered by the Sea Cadets and Army Cadets to us.

Skills or experience required?:

It is desirable to already hold relevant qualifications and/or experience, however once confirmed as an adult volunteer most training can be provided either directly by the RAF Air Cadets at Windermere or Fairbourne or through partner organisations.

The Squadron has a policy that any staff training involving a cost that benefits the cadets will be paid for in full or partially by the Squadron.

Once confirmed as adult staff you can claim motor mileage for official activities and training, and if you progress into uniformed service then also remuneration in line with RAFAC policy - upto 28 days per year.

You need to be willing to undergo DBS and BPSS Checks prior to full time attendance. There is an Adult Volunteer Induction Program involving self learning in your own time and at Squadron as well as one day held at Wing HQ.

You need to be able to attend regular Tuesday and Friday evenings between 7pm and 9.30pm and occasional weekends.

If you have a DBS annotated child workforce and enhanced against barring list dated within the last 6 months you will be able to start immediately whilst a fresh check is carried out.

A car and driving licence would be beneficial. Those with no points can drive our minibus on a car licence or you can also be trained to D1 licence through the RAF Air Cadets.

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Children & young people, Outdoor, Practical, Sport & physical, Teaching & training
Type(s) of cause supported: Children, young people & families, Education & learning, Local community, Sport & outdoor activities
Where is the opportunity located?: Scarborough
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Minimum of 4 (1 parade evening) ideally both Tues and Fri
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: