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School Staff Instructor
Ark Alexandra Academy

Ark Alexandra Academy
Faith. Excellence. Kindness.

School Staff Instructor – Combined Cadet Force

Start date: ASAP

Location: Hastings, East Sussex

Salary: Ark Support Scale 3 – point5: £18,795 pro rata. Actual salary £7,153.36

Hours: 16 hours over 2 days a week

Contract: Fixed until 22 July 2020

Closing date: Applications reviewed as submitted

Job Description


Become part of the Ark Alexandra family and work alongside our dedicated team to spark a passion for learning in our young people which will last a lifetime and raise the expectations of a community. We believe that all our students can achieve excellence, and that they all deserve the very best education in order to secure their place at university or a career of their choice. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the academy following the journey of Ark Helenswood and Ark William Parker, both previously single sex schools which have come together as one co-educational school with a mixed sixth form provision in Hastings.

We are looking for a School Staff Instructor (SSI) to support the development of a new 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.

As the ideal candidate you will:

·         Have experience of regular service

·         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.


We take the well-being of our staff seriously, as we recognise that education can be a challenging profession. We offer health benefits such as a subsidised gym membership and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts via the Ark Rewards scheme.

Ark Alexandra Academy is part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.


We would love for you to visit our school and meet the team. Please contact Nick Burchell, Assistant Principal by emailing n.burchell@arkalexandra.org to arrange a visit or to find out more about the role. To find out more about Ark Alexandra Academy, please visit our website – www.arkalexandra.org

Ark Alexandra Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.