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  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

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  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,295 - £30,295 (PRO RATA)

School Staff Instructor for CCF job summary

School Staff Instructor – Combined Cadet Force

Start date: September 2024

Location: Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings, East Sussex

Salary: Ark Outside London Support Scale 7 – point 20: £30,295 pro rata. Actual salary £11,581.68

Hours: 16 hours over 2 days a week

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Applications reviewed as submitted

 

We are looking for a School Staff Instructor (SSI) to support the development of our well-established and popular Combined Cadet Force (CCF). We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced, inspirational and self-motivated individual. The principal role will be to organise and deliver military training to the cadets and contingent Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) and to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the contingent. The School Staff Instructor will be accountable to the Contingent Commander and is crucial to the CCF’s success. This post will be for 2 days a week. However, over time there might be a possibility of extended days.

 

For more information please read the job description and person specification available for download from here.

 

As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Have experience of regular service (essential)
  • Be suitably qualified
  • Have a resilient character and a strong personal drive
  • Have an unwavering determination to work with students of all abilities
  • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses.

Ark Alexandra is a large secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary in the successful Ark network. A popular school that is heavily over-subscribed, we have grown to have over 1,600 students this year.

 

Our school is on an exciting rapid upward trajectory. From September 2024, Ark Alexandra will operate as one school across two 6 form entry campuses. This creates the dual benefit of working within a small school family setting, whilst providing unique opportunities for growth, development and career opportunities that exist in a large school model.

 

We take a traditional and research-based approach to education with a primacy placed on cognitive science, scholarship and what the best schools do. We are a no-nonsense school where staff can focus their efforts on teaching great lessons. Our focus on extra-curricular activities including DofE, Cadets and rewards trips ensures our students benefit from a range of exciting opportunities.

 

Ark Alexandra works closely with our feeder primary schools, Ark Blacklands, Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown, all of which have exceptional leadership graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, with Blacklands and Little Ridge being graded Outstanding in all areas.

 

As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin everything that we do. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

 

What we offer:  

We offer health benefits such as Local Government Pension Scheme with a generous employer contribution, Cycle to Work scheme, Healthcare Cashplan and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts (online and in-store) via instant vouchers or reloadable gift cards from the Ark Rewards scheme.

 

To Apply:

Please click 'apply' on the website you are visiting or go to https://arkalexandra.org/jobs/vacancies to complete an online application form.

 

Please note: we are unable to accept applications via CV. We will also be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged. You will be able to pause, save and log back in to complete your application up until the vacancy closes.

 

If you’re interested in further information about our school, please visit our website – www.arkalexandra.org.

 

To arrange an informal conversation about the role or an informal visit, please contact HR on ALEHR@arkalexandra.org   

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

 

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

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About Ark Alexandra Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1557 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary with 6th form in the Ark network. A popular school, we have grown to have over 1,600 students this year. We work across a split site, which brings with it unique opportunities for growth and development. At our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Sixth Form were all judged to be Good.

Ark Alexandra works closely with our feeder primary schools, Ark Blacklands, Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown, all of which have exceptional leadership graded as Outstanding by Ofsted.

As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

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