Squadron Training & BTEC Officer
We are currently looking for a new staff team member who is suitably experienced and qualified to manage the Squadrons training program in line with RAF Air Cadets policy and also the BTEC program run by CVQO. You must be aged at least 20 to become adult staff with the RAF Air Cadets.
This is to replace the current Training Officer who has multiple roles so it is something you can really get your teeth into as it covers virtually every area of what we do. You will ensure cadets progress through the classification syllabus and the progressive training syllabus by liaising with other staff members. You will co-ordinate BTEC activities in Music, Aviation Studies etc for cadets and adult CVQO qualifications with the CVQO rep. ).
Additionally you would nurture and encourage the training of potential and current Cadet NCO's, ensuring they meet set standards and push themselves to improve.
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 off Squadron training opportunities are offered to both cadets and staff, and that qualifications that expire are renewed in good time.
It is desirable to already hold relevant qualifications and/or experience. As a minimum you should hold the equivalent of a Level 3 teaching award or higher; however once confirmed as an adult volunteer most training can be provided either directly by the RAF Air Cadets at various locations 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.