ACF CCF 2

National Activities Manager

This challenging role is responsible for the planning, selection, budgets, and delivery of HQ Army Cadet sponsored international exchanges, specifically including Exercises Oak and Maple Leaf (Canada), Ex Baltic Guard (Baltic States), the India international exchange and the Poland international...

National Activities Manager

Closing date: 15 April 2024

Office based in home area

£34,190.73 per annum

About This Job

This challenging role is responsible for the planning, selection, budgets, and delivery of HQ Army Cadet sponsored international exchanges, specifically including Exercises Oak and Maple Leaf (Canada), Ex Baltic Guard (Baltic States), the India international exchange and the Poland international exchange. Responsible for the planning, selection, budget and delivery of Army Cadet participation in national level ceremonial events including Festival of Remembrance, the Cenotaph Parade, national ceremonies, and state occasions.

This position is a permanent full time post (40 hours per week) which will be primarily office based in the successful candidate’s home region, however we would prefer a candidate to be located in the Aldershot area. In addition, the post holder will have to be prepared to travel. The starting salary for the post will be £34,190.73 per annum.

Our charity

ACCT UK is a national youth charity dedicated to improving the life chances of young people. The Combined Cadet Force Association (CCFA) is a charity dedicated to the promotion of the ideals and activities of the Combined Cadet Force 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 cadet experience.

We want to develop the youth leadership and training abilities of adult volunteers whilst also helping young people to access 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 ACCT UK 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 from our Aldershot office.
  • Personal Accident Insurance, including loss of earnings cover and 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%).
  • Good leave allowances (which are offered pro-rata for part time staff):
    • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
    • Additional privilege leave, on set days each year, such as between Christmas and New Year.
    • An additional five days of volunteering leave.
  • Support for qualifications and personal development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Season ticket loan.
  • Railcard (if you are eligible)
  • A caring and supportive team environment.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter that details how you meet the requirements of the job description along with a CV to ellie.simpson@acctuk.org by 23:59 hrs on Monday 15th April 2024.

Interviews will be held in Aldershot during the week commencing Monday 29th April 2024.

Please note that as a charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people, we require staff to make a declaration about any relevant convictions, undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an MOD Baseline Personnel Security Standard check (one of the requirements being that applicants must have been resident in the UK for 3 years). In addition, we will follow up references.