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CCF Contingent Commander

The King's School CanterburyKent

Based in the stunning setting of the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine’s Abbey – a World Heritage Site – The King’s School is one of the oldest and most prestigious Schools in the country with an enviable record of academic excellence and achievement.

The King’s School is seeking an individual with Regular or Reserve military experience, ideally as an Officer.  They will lead, manage and organise the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at The King’s School Canterbury and, in doing so, enable participating students to develop powers of leadership through military training whilst promoting the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.

Ideally the candidate will be able to offer some form of subject based academic teaching, therefore will have a degree that is relevant to one of the schools many subjects if not already qualified as a teacher themselves.  If the successful candidate is able to teach a subject, they will be part of the King’s Teaching Salary Scale.

The successful applicant will lead a popular Combined Cadet Force.  They will have acquired the broader knowledge, experience and outlook to inspire, motivate and manage not just the cadets and NCOs, but also the staff and other adult volunteers. They will possess excellent organisational and administrative skills to ensure a high-quality experience for all cadets and staff and effective use of resources. In addition to working normal working commitments there will be weekend and holiday commitments where a willingness to work sometimes long, odd and flexible hours, sometimes away from home, will be necessary.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To plan, update and oversee all Training and Development Programmes for all staff and pupils for The King’s School CCF and ensure that all are actively engaged according to school and MoD policy.
  • To plan and oversee arrangements for all CCF exercises, camps, training days, inspections, and activity periods.
  • To oversee the overall care and maintenance of MOD issued equipment with particular emphasis on the safe storage of arms and ammunition, including holding and renewing the School Firearms Certificate.
  • To keep the Headmaster, staff and parents informed of CCF activities in which pupils are engaged, according to School and MoD policy.
  • To ensure that accurate registers are maintained (including using WESTMINSTER) and missed attendance is followed up and appropriate action is taken.

Those considering applying but requiring more information, can contact the current Contingent Commander, Major Adam Vintner, for an informal discussion:

Applications should be submitted online through the King’s School website: > Staff Vacancies, and should include a personal statement for the Headmaster and a CV.

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday, 4th June 2021.

Interview date: w/c 7th June 2021.

The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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