CCFA Contingent Support Officer, Woolwich – Full Time

This is an exciting support role based within the Regional Command Cadet Training Teams who are responsible for supporting the growth and sustainment of the Combined Cadet Force (Army) (CCF(A)) Contingents in your region.

CCFA Contingent Support Officer, Woolwich – Full Time

Closing date: 30 September 2023

Woolwich, as part of LONDIST Cadet Training Team

Starting salary of £34,715.29 (which includes a £5,000 London Allowance)

Combined Cadet Force Association – Leading youth charity

About This Job

We are looking for a suitably qualified person to bring their skills, enthusiasm, and personal credibility to the team and support the development of strong volunteer teams in CCF(A) Contingents across the UK. We can provide appropriate training, where required.

This role is key to ensuring that the Army Cadets meets the CCF(A) growth targets of the MOD, and that each contingent follows the required process and procedure, whilst forging its own dynamic and flexible youth training to meet the needs of the local community.

This position is full time (48 hours per week), however it is not a traditional 9-5 role with requirements for regular evening, weekend and school holiday work. Because we recognise that you will work longer hours at certain times to support camps, you will agree a working pattern with your line manager to ensure the total hours are reached annually and that the take home pay remains consistent each month. There is an expectation that you will spend around 28 nights away from home each year. The starting salary of £34,715.29 (which includes a £5,000 London Allowance)9. The post would be well-suited to a current Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Understanding of military ethos, Army structures and ways of working.
  • Experience of management information systems (MIS), such as Army Cadet’s Westminster system, or similar.
  • Demonstrable success in establishing effective working relationships across a range of organisations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further information.

Our charity

The Combined Cadet Force Association (CCFA) is a charity dedicated to the promotion of the ideals and activities of the CCF in schools. Together we want to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to learn new skills, build confidence and be inspired through their Army Cadet experience.

We want to develop the youth leadership and training abilities of adult volunteers whilst also helping young people to access Army Cadet activities through fundraising, grant-making, developing new resources and direct support.

We strongly believe that everyone benefits when you help young people to develop their character and values through activities that stretch and mature them. We also know that when young people engage with others at a range of levels in their communities it builds confidence and improves empathy for other’s lives.

Who we are

You will enjoy being part of our small team who work very happily together. By joining CCFA, you will help us to reach more young people and make a greater difference and we look forward to working with you. We actively promote and encourage you to explore ideas that improve all aspects of the charity’s work in pursuit of its charitable aims.

What we can offer you

In addition to your salary, we offer all staff:

  • Flexible working arrangements (you agree a working pattern with your line manager).
  • The ability to work both from home and at various locations within your region. You will need a sustainable travel plan to get to your work base location.
  • Personal Accident Insurance, including loss of earnings cover and accidental death benefit.
  • 15 days of sick pay in any 12-month period (after 12 months employment - pro-rata for part time staff).
  • A contributory pension scheme (you contribute at least 5% and we will contribute 10%).
  • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff).
  • Additional privilege leave on set days each year, such as between Christmas and New Year (pro-rata for part time staff).
  • An additional five days of volunteering leave (pro-rata for part time staff).
  • Reasonable business expenses.
  • Support for qualifications and personal development.
  • Season ticket loan.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Railcard (if you are eligible)
  • A caring and supportive team environment.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter that confirms the location you are applying to (Woolwich) and how you meet the requirements of the job description along with a CV to by 23:59pm Sunday 30 September. We encourage you to make clear in your covering letter how you meet the person specification and highlight your key skills. We cannot make assumptions on your skills or experiences, so please be explicit in your application.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Applications will be processed as received and we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Potential applicants are encouraged to approach the Cadet Training Team they are hoping to apply to ahead of application. Requests for contact details of the CTT and questions about the post, should be directed to the CCFA Partnerships Manager

Please note that as a charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people, we require staff to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will follow up references. For this role, a Security Clearance will also be required.

Closing Date: 23:59pm Sunday 30 September. Applications will be processed as received and we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.