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CCF Contingent Commander

A local independent day and boarding school is now looking for an enthusiastic CCF Contingent Commander to join the team and head up their Combined Cadet Force programme.

The school has a long-standing reputation for outstanding education and pastoral care from nursery through to sixth form; the Independent Schools Inspectorate has given the school top-most scores in all areas and particularly praised pupils’ personal development, self-knowledge, and support for diversity and inclusivity.

The CCF is popular with pupils as a way of developing key leadership and teamwork skills through fun, military-themed activities.

As CCF Contingent Commander, you’ll be leading, managing and developing the programme so that it remains a valuable and fulfilling experience for pupils and students.

Cadet training occurs regularly; prominent aspects of your role will involve planning and overseeing these sessions, including ensuring that all applicable safety/control measures and MoD regulations are being followed accordingly by yourself, your staff and your cadets.

You’ll also liaise with internal and external partners to organise exercises, camps, and training days, averaging 3-4 trips per year.

This role would be ideal for someone with strong experience in military training and who enjoys mentoring young people in related skills, widening access to practical / outdoor opportunities in doing so.

Please note that you will need to have previous experience in a CCF Senior Officer / leadership position to be eligible for this role.

This is a permanent, part-time role for a CCF Contingent Commander.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) SA(SR)(07), SA(K)(17) and SA(M)(07) qualified
  • (Essential) Skill at Arms Instructor qualified
  • (Essential) 2-day (16h) Outdoor First Aid, First Aid at Work, or equivalent qualification
  • (Essential) D1 minibus driving licence
  • (Desirable) SA(LR)(07) qualified
  • (Desirable) Additional health awareness qualifications such as for Mental Health, Medication Management
  • (Desirable) Additional experience supervising relevant activities, e.g.



Benefits / enhancements include:

  • Up to 50 days’ pay from the MoD
  • Full induction and support programme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme incl.

    counselling services and financial/legal advice line
  • Fee remission scheme should your child attend the school
  • Retail discount scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Other salary sacrifice schemes (e.g.


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