Training Support Officer, Northern Area

Role: Training Support Officer, Northern Area

Location: MOD Caledonia, Rosyth, Fife KY11 2XH

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £23,000 - £24,000

Closing Date: Monday 22 August 2022

Interviews: Week Commencing 29 August 2022

Application: CV & Supporting Statement

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK.  The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

Weare seeking to recruit a full time Training Support Officer to work as a member of the Northern Area Officer’s team, currently based at MOD Caledonia, Rosyth, Fife (Northern Area consists of Scotland, North East England and Northern Ireland).  Reporting to the Training Manager, this post is focused on supporting our Districts and Area teams in delivering the Sea Cadet Experience. 

This key role will play a crucial part in primarily supporting the delivery of training to cadets and volunteers within Districts and Troops but also to Area and Company level activities where appropriate. This will involve the assistance in forming District training plans, identifying instructor training required to ensure that the District has sufficient instructors to deliver these training plans, and also support the District teams with identifying the equipment and/or facilities with which they will need to deliver the planned training. This will require occasional travel throughout the Area to attend District, Troop and Area training activities and meetings. This will also provide the opportunity to help the quality assurance of training to ensure it is delivered in a safe, engaging and effective manner.

You will also provide support to the Training Manager in the administration of all financial aspects of training within Northern Area e.g. processing of invoices, bursaries, travel bookings for some training activities. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to support whole team activities such as Area Conference each year.

We are a national charity helping to develop lifelong learning skills for the youths of today. With strong links to the maritime sector and Royal Navy. The charity uses the impact of being on the water to change their lives. Offering great flexible work and benefits

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Training Manager (Alan Stewart) by e-mail at:

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement. Without this, we sadly will be unable to consider your application for this role.  A recruitment pack can be downloaded below which details more information on the role.

Recruitment Pack​​

Additional Information: For anyone interested in having an informal chat about the role prior to submitting an application, please email the email address. Please also let us know if you would require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the interview process.

MSSC positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates from a diverse background. Diversity and inclusion really matters to us, so we can best serve our beneficiaries from every community. We work to ensure a fair and consistent recruitment process and aim to be a charity where diversity of experience, identity and skills are valued and welcomed.

We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect the young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing, and we expect our staff to share this commitment and work in line with safeguarding policy, the MSSC’s values and ethos of inclusivity. We adhere to safer recruitment practices and therefore employment is subject to detailed pre-employment checks for successful candidates, including references and criminal disclosure checks and the completion of a disclosure questionnaire. All successful applicants are required to attend safeguarding training.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check.

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