MATRIX ACADEMY TRUST - School Instructor vacancy

Full time – 37 Hours Evenings and Weekends as required
All year round (including school holidays)
22 days holiday + 9 bank holidays (holiday out of term time only)
Expectation to attend Summer Camp and Weekends

Salary: Scale Group 10 Spine Points 37-40 £25,325 to £26,855
Opportunity to claim up to 51 paid training days, via the MOD.

Reports to: Assistant Headteacher and Headteacher

MATRIX ACADEMY TRUST - School Instructor vacancy

16 February 2021

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  • The School Staff Instructor will play a key role in the leading, developing and expansion of our new RAF Cadet Force into an outstanding cadet unit.
  • As a central role in overseeing the efficient running of the contingent, the School Staff Instructor will plan,support planning and assist with training/instruction to the RAF Cadet Unit staff and cadets.
  • To provide support as directed in developing resilience for ‘hard to reach pupils’


  • Maintain weapon and ammunition accounting, physical security issues and serviceability
  • Be responsible for conduct of Equipment Care and Mandatory Equipment Inspections as required
  • Maintain records and supervise the issue and return of weapons and ammunition
  • Act as Unit Security Officer
  • Brief Headteacher and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers on current threats and Ministry of Defence policy regarding security
  • Conduct the annual Establishment Security Self-Assessment with the Contingent Commander


  • Support Cadet Force Adult Volunteers for their Officer’s Initial courses at Service Headquarters
  • Prepare Cadet Force Adult Volunteers for courses
  • Prepare cadets for training courses where appropriate
  • Provide opportunities for cadets to take part in RAF Cadet Unit and shooting competitions.
  • Assist with the production and implementation of training programmes for the RAF Cadet Unit
  • Attend and take a leading role in RAF Adventurous Training Camps
  • Process military paperwork and liaise with service Headquarters, attend miscellaneous RAF Cadet Unit training events as and when required
  • With the Contingent Commander, prepare the Contingent for its Annual Review and Biennial Inspection events and other public parades such as Remembrance Day.

Main duties

  • To support the Contingent Commander in running the RAF Cadet Unit
  • To provide administration for the RAF Cadet Unit
  • To organise and deliver military training to the RAF Cadet Unit
  • Support motivation of staff and cadets to develop their own military and adventurous training skills
  • Organise appropriate training and keeping records on individuals
  • To use the national cadet database (Westminster and Bader) to coordinate and plan consistent progress across all aspects of the training process
  • Maintaining environments and equipment in accordance with Joint Services Publication 313 and 814
  • Carrying out general administration and maintenance duties, ensuring the efficient day to day running of the RAF Cadet Unit
  • Take an active role in raising aspirations of young people through mentoring sessions with pupils at school and across the trust

Annual/Biennial/Administration Inspections

  • Assist the Contingent Commander in development and delivery of Annual Review and Biennial Inspection Parades
  • Assist Cadet Force Adult Volunteers in preparing for annual administrative inspections by Service Headquarters
  • Maintain records and logs as appropriate for all types of inspections

Additional duties

  • To play a full part in the life of the school community and to support its distinctive mission and ethos.
  • To encourage pupils to follow this example.
  • To actively support school policies.

Any other duties as directed by the Headteacher