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CCF School Staff Instructor (SSI), (0.6 FTE)

Forest SchoolE17 3PY, Waltham Forest

An exciting part time (3 days per week) position has arisen for a School Staff Instructor (SSI) to join Forest School and work closely with the Contingent Commander and Officers i/c Army and RAF sections to administer the CCF contingent.

The School Staff Instructor will be responsible for delivering training and supporting CCF staff and cadet NC0s to achieve high standards of training and enrich the cadet experience at Forest. The SSI will maintain the armoury, indoor air rifle range, stores, and databases such as the Westminster and Bader systems in accordance with MoD and school policies and systems. 

Ideally, the successful applicant will be from a military background in a senior NCO position in regular, reserve or cadet forces.  Experience of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme or similar youth work is desirable. They will be a proactive team player and have the desire to support the development of pupils at Forest School.

There will be also be the opportunity for the SSI to get involved with other areas of the School community (matching his/her qualifications and experience), alongside their CCF responsibilities, therefore, a willingness to make a full contribution to life in this busy school is essential. In return, we offer extensive CPD opportunities and a supportive working environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for a person with the drive and desire to make their mark on this highly important area of Forest School’s academic provision.

The Forest School Ethos

Forest is a humane, open-minded school with both feet on the ground, in which the pupils’ all-round personal development is outstanding and academic attainment is high.  It is, above all, a happy school which understands the rich inter-relationship between the curricular, the co-curricular and the pastoral.  There is boldness in the School’s character, a readiness to be forward-thinking and adaptable, with pride in what we are and excitement for what lies ahead.

Our Values


About Forest

Forest is a large, vibrant school, with more than 1,430 boys and girls in equal proportion, from 4 to 18. Our traditional House structure means that each pupil is treated as an individual, of whom we have the highest expectations, while our size enables us to offer breadth and depth of opportunity.


Forest is a city school set within 50 acres of grounds surrounded by Epping Forest, within easy walking distance of Snaresbrook Central line tube station and Wood Street Overground station.

Why work at Forest?

There are many benefits of working at Forest school as staff are our single most important asset. Key benefits include:

• Generous CPD budget

• Comprehensive Professional Development Review system

• Opportunities to contribute to the wider community via our extensive Outreach Programme

• 18 weeks holiday and our own salary scale with salaries above those paid in the maintained sector

• Free hot lunch (takeaway sandwich lunch also available) and refreshments throughout the day

• All teaching staff currently enrolled in the national Teachers’ Pension Scheme

• 20% fee remission (pro-rata for part time staff) for children attending Forest which is applicable Y3-Y13

• Free membership of the Sylvestrian Leisure Centre during school hours and heavily subsidised membership outside those hours

• Free death in service cover and subsidised AXA PPP healthcare insurance

Don’t just take our word for it

What the Good Schools Guide say:

“Forest is a power-house with a heart. The pupils exude purpose – modern, dynamic youngsters with an eye on what’s happening next”

Closing date for applications, Thursday, 04 March 2021

Interviews will be held on the 15 March 2021

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged. The School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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