The Squadron holds two recruitment evenings a year, these are normally March and September. To find out exactly when we have a recruiting now at the bottom of each page. Alternatively contact us using the details at the top of each page or through our Facebook page.
We are always looking for new members of the team, if you are over the age of 20, a self-motivated, organised and enthusiastic. Then we are looking for you. You will need to be able to work on tasks also and as a team, delivering to deadlines and most of all enjoy working with variety of young adults. As an adult member of staff you can do as much as you can, this may be the 2 nights a week to weekend events and the odd extra night. Itís all about how much you can and want to get involved. Its hard work but the reward is great. See the youth of today succeed and grow as a direct input put and guidance from you. Still interested, well below are the areas we are looking for civilian volunteers. we have squadron staff and civilian committee places available. Both are challenging roles but are well worth the effort when you see what the cadets get up to, and sometime you...
Squadron Staff Role
All Staff will be required to complete an interview with the officer commanding and wing staff officer, nothing to worry about, itís for us to get to know you and see how we can help you join the organisation. You will also need to complete a DBS check to be cleared to work with young people, this is at no cost to you. If you are interested in any of the roles below, please email the Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Andy Faulkner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recruitment and Junior Cadet Training Officer:- This role requires and well organised individual to plan and set the Junior Cadet training Programme. With support from the Training Officer and Officer Commanding, you will develop you training team and devise an interactive and fun training programme for the young people just joining the squadron. With this you will work with the media communications officer to develop and colourful and eye catching digital recruitment alongside the normal Public events we have a recruitment stand. This is a highly demanding role but this all pays off when you see them Pass out from there training in a big parade in front of parents and family. This is one of the best role on the squadron, seeing a young adult grow in confidence, knowledge and start the training to become a leader of the future.
Squadron Administrative Assistant to the Squadron Adjutant:- This role is admin based to help with managing the paperwork that comes with sending cadets on courses and camps. If you could spare a few hours a week on a Monday or Thursday, then this role could be for you. You must have good communication and computer skills, be familiar with word and excel and internet base email system.
Aviation Instructors:- We are always on the lookout for current or former pilot, engineers, Ex forces, enthusiasts or someone who is a natural in training and instruction. We have the following area that require instructors. Air and Pilot Navigation, Propulsion (both Jet and Prop), Ratio and Satellite communications and general aviation.
Adventure Training Instructors:- If you hold any type of Adventure Training (AT) instructor qualification in hill walking (BELA, WGL, Ml), Water sports, climbing (CWA or SPA), mountain biking or many of the others. We are keen to get you involved and help build out AT programme for the cadets.
To function and manage fundraising and finances, the squadron had a voluntary civilian committee. They meet once a month at the squadron and discuss many things ranging from what the cadets want to do, fundraising and PR, welfare fund for cadets and many mor topics to help the squadron grow. You do not need to be DBS unless you hold the Chairperson, Secretary or Treasurer post.
Squadron Chairperson:- This is a prestigious post to hold, as the Chair, you are responsible for the committee and have direct access to the Officer commanding, in this challenging post you can be involved in the strategic direct of the squadron and see the cadet benefit from the fundraising and guidance. The post hold ideally will have knowledge of committee structures and typical responsibilities, a forward thinker and go getter. You are often the one that has to make links into the local communities, government and business. The role will require you to complete a DBS check prior to appointment as you will be one of the account signatories.
Treasurer:- A vital role to the squadron, keep an eye on the funding and the keyperson for looking and apply for grants. We are looking for an individual who is good with numbers and familiar with the basics of keeping accounts. You do not need to be an accountant but need to have an aptitude for finances. The role will require you to complete a DBS check prior to appointment as you will be one of the account signatories and responsible for producing monthly account and financial statements.
General Committee Members:- OK havenít quite got the time or feel comfortable doing any of the above roles, well just be a committee member, your input will be gratefully received. We are always looking for members. Why not give it a try...
Cant find a role above you like, still get in touch and have a chat we still might have a space for your expertise on our voluntary team