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  • Start date details

    August 2023

  • Closing date

    25 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 18 hours per week plus additional hours for overnight expeditions, summer camp etc.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£38,296-£40,478 FTE (DOE)

Actual salary

£16,435-£17,372 (DOE) pro rata (£19.85-£20.98p/h)

Pay scale

L27-L29 (DOE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • This is an outstanding opportunity for the successful candidate to lead and develop our CCF and would suit a recently retired Commissioned Officer or a current CCF officer who has experience as OC of a CCF Army Section, or perhaps be an existing Contingent Commander, eager for a fresh challenge.

    The Contingent Commander reports directly to the Deputy Headteacher for Curriculum and Ethos and leads the CCF on behalf of, and is accountable to, the Head teacher.

    We seek to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, and suitably qualified individual to:

    • Be responsible for the day to day running of the CCF.
    • Lead the continuing evolution of the CCF as a central activity in the life of the school.
    • Inspire and motivate the pupils and staff across all CCF Sections.
    • Promote and co-ordinate the role of the CCF across the school year.
    • Provide a disciplined organisation within the school, which enables students to exercise responsibility and leadership.
    • Take an active role in promoting the benefits of outdoor education to students in and outside the CCF.

    Candidates holding further qualifications, such as:Qualified ECO; Range Qualifications; SAA Instruction Qualifications; AT/DoE Qualifications would be an advantage.

What the school offers its staff

The Wellington Academy CCF has been in existence since the opening of the school over a decade ago and is at the heart of our enrichment programme for students of both a military and non-military background. The Academy is situated on the edge of the large Garrison town of Tidworth just off the Salisbury plain. We are proud of our military connections and have a very close association with 26 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers who sponsor our CCF and whose Sapper cap-badge the cadets proudly wear.

One factor that really stands out about our CCF is the cadets themselves. Our Contingent is completely voluntary, which means that all cadets are there because they want to be. All year 9 are encouraged to try the Cadets. Those who sign up are happy to put in the time and effort on top of their academic studies and the other extra-curricular activities as they are exceptionally keen and committed, striving to get the very best out of their cadet experience.

Facilities and resources

Cadets parade every Wednesday afternoon from 3-6pm on a dedicated parade ground. The Contingent benefits from having an SSI and school staff instructors who maintain an indoor 25m firing range, armoury and separate well-stocked stores with uniforms and service-specific training aids, as well as use of additional facilities around the school for training purposes.

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.

Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out.

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About The Wellington Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1120 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

The Wellington Academy opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall, and the surrounding area: an area with a significant military presence. Consequently, we are proud to educate many children from service families and with the growing super-garrison based on Salisbury plain we expect our numbers to continue to rise.
Our curriculum breadth is focused on ensuring every pupil is exposed to the widest range of subjects possible to equip them to leave school ready to achieve their dreams and fulfil their goals. Our vision for all our pupils is that they become inquisitive, ambitions and independent young adults and when they leave us, they will have the skills, knowledge, and character they need to take them on to university or the workplace.
What we offer:
• The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.
• The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.
• A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
• Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
• Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.
• Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.
• A successful ECT support program.
• Onsite parking.
• Pension Scheme.
• Courteous and hardworking pupils.
• Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

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