Every Air Cadet squadron has to have a Civilian Committee to organise non-public fund and fund raising including an annual report to OSCR, the charities regulator. The Committee meet regularly at the Kirkcaldy HQ in Cheviot Road, frequency is dependant on current issues but no more than monthly. Currently they are looking for new Committee Members and particularly a Treasurer.
The Royal Air Force Air Cadets is a youth organisation for air minded young people 12 to 18 years. Whilst publicly funded via the RAF for things such as flying, gliding and shooting it is necessary to raise non-public funds to facilitate adventure training, Duke of Edinburgh scheme, sports, etc. all of which are very much part of cadet training leading to good citizenship and an opportunity to improve in all areas of life.
The Committee need someone who is keen to assist young people to envisage and attain goals that they had never imagined. Members of the Committee will use skills they have acquired through their employment and daily life to pass on to cadets by means of supporting a disciplined and organised operation.
Experience of working in a small team and being prepared to come up with ideas and solutions to assist in raising funds and how best to spend for the benefit of the cadets and the squadron is desirable. Anyone who has an interest in furthering the future careers of young people is more than welcome to apply. Direct contact with cadets is limited unless a member of PVG scheme, although that can be applied for free of charge through Air Training Corps.
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
No specific requirements for experience were provided by the organisation.
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