Combined Cadet Force Paid Volunteer | Epsom College
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Combined Cadet Force Paid Volunteer

Epsom College is a co-educational day and boarding school with approximately 1100 pupils aged 11-18. The College is located approximately one mile from Epsom town, below the Epsom Downs, in fine buildings set in a beautiful tree-filled estate of some 85 acres. Originally founded by The Royal Medical Benevolent Foundation, today the College strives to develop the individual talents of every girl and boy.

Pupils are prepared for life beyond the College with an assured set of values and the belief that they can make a difference in society. The highest standards of excellence in academic work and co-curricular activities are expected; however, equally valued is the development of pupils into independent responsible adults who leave the College with the confidence and desire to contribute positively to society.

CCF Volunteer Duties

Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) and Non-Uniformed Volunteers (NUVs) are given a variety of
responsibilities as CCF Volunteers, depending on whether or not they have completed MOD CFAV
training or not (making them a NUV). These responsibilities include the inspection of junior cadets and supervision of senior cadets during their teaching of elements like drill, navigation, and field craft.

  • Michaelmas Term: CFAVs and NUVs work with their respective head of section, and the School Staff Instructor (SSI), assisting with the teaching of elements like drill, field craft, and parade, and supporting activities like weapon issue and return. During the October Field Day, CFAVs NUVs support the supervision of cadets in the field and the execution of their respective head of section’s commands and plans.
  • Lent Term: As above. Additionally, during Annual General Inspection (AGI) Day, CFAVs and NUVs support the supervision of cadets during the AGI Day Competition.
  • Summer Term: As above. Additionally, CFAVs and NUVs support the SSI with armoury and stores administration; during the June Field Trip, CFAVs and NUVs support the supervision of cadets in the field and the execution of their respective head of section’s commands and plans.
  • Hours: CFAVs and NUVs are expected to attend CCF every Wednesday from 4-6pm during term
    time. There may be occasions outside these times when assistance is needed; if CFAVs and NUVs areavailable additional hours may be offered.

Skills & Experience


  • Demonstrate an enjoyment of working with children;
  • Display an ability to use initiative and take responsibility;
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with all pupils, showing effective
    behaviour management skills when required;
  • Demonstrate professionalism and behave and act as a member of staff when working with children
    and maintain an appropriate boundary;
  • Demonstrate good communication and listening skills and be able to build relationships with
    pupils and staff;
  • Display a smart and professional appearance, representing the CCF in a positive manner.
  • Be flexible and adaptable.


  • Skills, supported by demonstrable experience, in the supervision and care of children, either
    individually or in groups;
  • Recognised First Aid or Life Saving Qualification.

Safeguarding: Epsom College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and in line with the Code of Conduct and other College safeguarding policies and procedures.

Terms & Conditions

  • Hours: Expected to be Wednesday afternoon 4-6pm during term time.
  • Salary: £15.85 per hour, paid monthly in arrears on 25th of the month following submission of approved timesheet paid as worked.
  • Holidays: Statutory holiday entitlement is calculated based on the hours you have worked and have submitted for payment. The calculation is 12.07% of the hourly rate for each hour worked and the amount of holiday pay paid to you for that month of timesheet submission will be itemised on the payslip as “holiday pay”.
  • Pension: The College operates the Epsom College Automatic Enrolment Scheme. The Scheme is administered by the Pensions Trust. Eligibility is based on statutory criteria. If eligible, the Employee will be required to contribute a minimum of 5% of Basic Salary and the College will contribute 4% in compliance with current legislation.

Employee Benefits

  • Life Assurance: Members who are automatically enrolled or who choose to opt into the College
    Pension Scheme will be provided with free life assurance cover at two x contractual annual basic
  • School Fee Discount: subject to qualifying period/conditions generous school fee discount is
  • Dining Facilities and Refreshments: Whilst at work refreshments are available when the dining room is open
  • Employee Assistance Programme: including confidential counselling service for employees and family members
  • Health Fitness and Wellbeing: Free membership to the Fitness suite and swimming pool are available to staff at certain times
  • Cycle to Work/Parking: Subject to qualifying conditions, the College offers an interest-free cycle-to-work loan scheme. Free car parking for staff is available on campus.
  • Computer Loan: Subject to qualifying conditions, the College offers an interest-free computer loan scheme

Offer of Post

In compliance with statutory safeguarding regulations, the post will be offered subject to receipt of satisfactory written references, pre-placement medical assessment, proof of appropriate  qualifications, a check of online search engines and websites of publicly available information that does not identify the candidate as potentially unsuitable to work within a school setting, a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and overseas police check if appropriate, as well as confirmation that the successful candidate is able to work in the UK.

Prior to interview, an online search of internet search engines, websites and other publicly available and accessible platforms to ascertain applicant’s suitability to work within a school environment will be undertaken on candidates that have been shortlisted.

Please note whilst the Enhanced DBS check will be paid by the College if an overseas police check is required it will be at the cost of the successful applicant.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to complete the application form available at the top of this page. To comply with safeguarding statutory procedures when working in a school, CVs will not be accepted.

Applicants should refer to the Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure and the safeguarding policies on the College website.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews and subsequent appointment may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

Applicants are encouraged to contact George Greenbury, 2nd in- charge CCF, for an informal chat or further information.