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Are you able to make a difference with young people and support growth of the Sea Cadets?

The Sea Cadets (part of the Marine Society & Sea Cadets) is a national charity committed to giving young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

Newmarket Academy and Whittlesey’s Sir Harry Smith Community College are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and committed Dedicated Person to work with the Marine Society & Sea Cadets to drive the establishment, development and growth, of Sea Cadet units operating within both schools.

This is an exciting and varied role working closely with children and volunteers at two different schools as part of a national programme funded by the Department of Education and the Ministry of Defence.

You will have experience of working with children, preferably at a secondary school, and will have awareness of relevant child protection and health and safety legislation relating to children. You will also ideally have some experience of administration and delivering training to children. Some knowledge of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and Sea Cadets would be beneficial, though not essential.

Dates and Locations

The contract is for 12 months from the 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018 assigned to:

18 hours per week at Newmarket Academy – Exning Road, Newmarket.

18 hours per week at Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey.

Hours: Generally flexible around cadet training requirements. Fixed hours of work will be:

Newmarket: Wednesday 1800hrs to 2200hrs, admin day on Thursdays.

Whittlesea: Fridays 1400hrs to 1800hrs and 1 weekend per month (Friday pm to Sunday pm).

Job Duties

  • Promote the great work of the Sea Cadets & support retention existing cadets.
  • Plan and deliver recruitment sessions for both children and volunteers.
  • Support the administration tasks and basic maintenance required. 
  • Promote and co-ordinate cadets undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • Support the delivery of water based and outdoor activities.
  • Help to keep premises and equipment clean, safe and organised.
  • Support the units to become fully-fledged and affiliated to the MSSC.

All applicants must pass strict safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Applicants must be able to drive and have a clean licence.

To apply, please download a Support Staff application from the Newmarket Academy vacancy webpage

Salary: £18,500

Any questions or queries can be made to Shane Daly, or 07972 205347

Closing date for applications: 1200hrs on Friday 14th 2017

Interviews to take place at Newmarket Academy: Wednesday 19th July 2017.



• Excellent daily rates

• A welcoming and supportive working environment

We are seeking high quality Teachers and Instructors to join the Samuel Ward Academy Trust Supply Register. You will be welcomed and valued as a member of the teaching team working within our partnership of schools located around the Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire borders

Please contact Joy Griffiths (SWAT Director of HA) at, or call 07464 545922 for an application pack and more information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

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