Adult Volunteers

Adult volunteer staff are the back bone of the RAF Air Cadets. They get involved in a wide range of activities, from being on the Squadron Civilian Committee, teaching cadets, running projects, facilitating adventure training, taking cadets flying, running Squadrons and being chaplains.

 

All adult staff roles are voluntary but there are lots of opportunities for staff to gain experience, get qualifications, build confidence and be part of a large team who all look after each other.

 

To apply for a vacancy complete the contact form below, or if you want to find out more about joining the RAF Air Cadets, please contact the Squadron Commanding Officer in the first instance at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk.

Current Vacancies

All roles are voluntary, certain uniformed roles attract Volunteer Allowance, paid at rank (T&Cs apply). All training is provided and an enhanced DBS will be paid for by the RAF Air Cadets as part of the joining process.

All roles require the individual to be over 20 years old. No maximum age.

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Supply Officer - Two vacancies

This role involves being the Squadron store person, supporting logistics, supplying and kitting of all personnel. There is also a requirement for the inventorying of all equipment and supplies and the recording of its use and issue.

The Squadron has identified a need to recruit two dedicated Supply Officers to facilitate the Squadrons ongoing activities. As part of this role you will have opportunity to take part in a wide range of other Squadron activities if you choose, such as adventure training, flying, gliding, shooting and learn life long skills.

The expected minimum time commitment per month is 10 hours. This would represent 4 out of 8 parade evenings per month, on Wednesday and Friday evenings 19:00 - 21:30. All training for this role will be provided, however experience in stores, logistics or supply would be advantageous.

 

You will initially start this role as a Civilian Instructor, however with 1 years service and satisfactory completion of training you will be eligible to apply for a role as an adult NCO (rank starting at Sgt) or apply for a Cadet Forces Commission (rank starting at Acting Pilot Officer).

Please apply directly to the Squadron Commanding Officer at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk Or use the application form above.

Transport Officer - One vacancy

The Squadron has identified a need to recruit a dedicated Transport Officer to facilitate the Squadrons ongoing activities. This role involves taking on responsibility for the Squadron minibus. This includes any low level maintenance (tyres, water), cleaning,  arranging MOT and servicing appointments, paperwork and staff training on minibus procedures.

 

As part of this role you will have opportunity to take part in a wide range of other Squadron activities if you choose, such as adventure training, flying, gliding, shooting and learn life long skills. You will be volunteering along side a large group of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, within a supporting and encouraging environment.

The expected minimum time commitment per month is 10 hours. This would represent attending 4 out of 8 parade evenings per month, on Wednesday and Friday evenings 19:00 - 21:30, for general minibus tasks and then supporting the Squadron with other events by having the minibus ready for activity. All training for this role will be provided. Holding a D1 on your drivers licence would be advantageous.

 

You will initially start this role as a Civilian Instructor, however with 1 years service and satisfactory completion of training you will be eligible to apply for a role as an adult NCO (rank starting at Sgt) or apply for a Cadet Forces Commission (rank starting at Acting Pilot Officer).

Please apply directly to the Squadron Commanding Officer at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk. Or use the application form above.

Ground Instructors - Three vacancies

This role involves the teaching of classroom lessons to the cadets. This includes lesson preparation, delivery, results recording and taking a keen interest in the development of the Squadrons theoretical training. All material for the lessons is provided and powerpoints are available. A wide list of subjects are available to teach and instructors can specialise in as many as they choose, subjects are listed below:

First Aid

History of the RAF

Airmanship

Map Reading

Initial Expedition Training

Principles of Flight

Air Power

Piston Engines

Jet Engines

Rocketry

Military Aircraft Systems

Radio and RADAR

Cyber

Radio Communications

Airframes and aircraft design

Pilot Navigation

Aircraft Handling

The Squadron has identified a need to recruit a further 3 dedicated Ground Instructors to facilitate the Squadrons ongoing activities and recent expansion in numbers. As part of this role you will have opportunity to take part in a wide range of other Squadron activities if you choose, such as adventure training, flying, gliding, shooting and learn life long skills. You will be volunteering along side a large group of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, within a supporting and encouraging environment.

The expected minimum time commitment per month is 10 hours. This would represent attending 4 out of 8 parade evenings per month, on Wednesday and Friday evenings 19:00 - 21:30. 

 

You will initially start this role as a Civilian Instructor, however with 1 years service and satisfactory completion of training you will be eligible to apply for a role as an adult NCO (rank starting at Sgt) or apply for a Cadet Forces Commission (rank starting at Acting Pilot Officer).

Please apply directly to the Squadron Commanding Officer at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk. Or use the application form above.

 

Health and Safety Officer - One vacancy

The Squadron is looking to recruit a volunteer to support our requirements to maintain best practice with all things Health, Safety and Environment. The Squadron is in a very strong position with regards to our HSE procedures, however as part of the Commanding Officers "2025 Future Squadron" vision, it has been planned that a volunteer be sought to specifically maintain, enhance and support the Squadrons ongoing HSE efforts.

 

As part of this role you will have opportunity to take part in a wide range of other Squadron activities if you choose, such as adventure training, flying, gliding, shooting and learn life long skills. You will be volunteering along side a large group of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, within a supporting and encouraging environment.

We are looking for someone who is familiar with HSE legislation and is willing to understand and work within RAFAC requirements.

The expected minimum time commitment per month is 10 hours. This would represent attending 4 out of 8 parade evenings per month, on Wednesday and Friday evenings 19:00 - 21:30.

 

You will initially start this role as a Civilian Instructor, however with 1 years service and satisfactory completion of training you will be eligible to apply for a role as an adult NCO (rank starting at Sgt) or apply for a Cadet Forces Commission (rank starting at Acting Pilot Officer).

Please apply directly to the Squadron Commanding Officer at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk. Or use the application form above.

Public Relations Officer - One vacancy

The Squadron is looking to recruit a volunteer PR Officer. You would be supporting our requirements to develop and maintain Public Relations with the community, RAFAC and wider MOD. The Squadron currently maintains a website, newsletter and social media presence on Twitter. As part of the Commanding Officers "2025 Future Squadron" vision, it has been planned that a volunteer be sought to specifically maintain, enhance and support the Squadrons ongoing PR efforts.

 

As part of this role you will have opportunity to take part in a wide range of other Squadron activities if you choose, such as adventure training, flying, gliding, shooting and learn life long skills. You will be volunteering along side a large group of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, within a supporting and encouraging environment.

We are looking for someone who is familiar with working in PR and is willing to understand and work within RAFAC requirements.

The expected minimum time commitment per month is 10 hours. This would represent attending 4 out of 8 parade evenings per month, on Wednesday and Friday evenings 19:00 - 21:30.

 

You will initially start this role as a Civilian Instructor, however with 1 years service and satisfactory completion of training you will be eligible to apply for a role as an adult NCO (rank starting at Sgt) or apply for a Cadet Forces Commission (rank starting at Acting Pilot Officer).

Please apply directly to the Squadron Commanding Officer at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk. Or use the application form above.

Civilian Committee Members - Six vacancies

This role involves sitting on the Squadron Civilian Committee (akin to a school PTA), supporting the Squadron with fundraising, running social events and supporting the Commanding Officer in the smooth running of the Squadron.

The Squadron has identified a need to recruit a further 6 members to the Civilian Committee, to facilitate the Squadrons ongoing activities and recent expansion in numbers. As part of this role you will have opportunity to take part in a wide range of other Squadron activities if you choose, such as adventure training, flying, gliding, shooting and learn life long skills. You will be volunteering along side a large group of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals, within a supporting and encouraging environment.

The expected minimum time commitment is attendance at Committee meetings (6 per year) and support for 5-6 fundraising and social events per year.

This role is for a position as Member of the Civilian Committee.

Please apply directly to the Squadron Commanding Officer at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk. Or use the application form above.

 

Other

If you feel there is another way you could assist the Squadron as a volunteer, please get in touch. Apply directly to the Squadron Commanding Officer at oc.2385@rafac.mod.gov.uk. Or use the application form above.