Squadron Music Officer

We are currently looking for a new staff team member who is experienced and able to conduct music 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 RAF Air Cadets Music and take part in the Progressive Training Syllabus.

Additionally you would nurture and encourage the training of the Squadrons talent, ensuring opportunities to take part in events, camps and training sessions off Squadron are offered to those who wish to take part.

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

Skills or experience required?:

It is desirable to already hold relevant qualifications and/or experience, however once confirmed as an adult volunteer some training may be provided either directly by the RAF Air Cadets or through partner organisations and we have a very supportive Wing music team. The ability to read music and conduct is essential and knowledge and understanding of marching bands is desirable. We currently have no musical instruments but we are looking to start a band - beginning with a Corps of Drums.

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 and arrange Wednesday evening music training sessions to avoid an impact on other Squadron activities.

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?: Arts, culture & heritage, Children & young people, Entertainment & music, Practical, Teaching & training
Type(s) of cause supported: Children, young people & families, Education & learning, Local community
Where is the opportunity located?: Scarborough
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Minimum of 4 (one parade evening) but ideally both Tues and Fri
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: