The opportunity exists for a suitably skilled and motivated person to lead and develop one of the premier youth development organisations in Australia for the next three years.
Administered by the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) is seeking a suitable person to succeed the most senior AAFC Officer Commander. The person to fill this role will be a dynamic leader with vision, excellent people skills and a passion for youth training and aviation with an appreciation for the military lifestyle.
We are looking for a dedicated individual to:
- Develop Australian youth
- Shape the future of the Australian Air Force Cadets
- Provide inspirational leadership and promote the values of the AAFC
- Maintain and develop excellence across the organisation especially in aviation, safety and equity
You will demonstrate a successful career at line or general management level, inspirational leadership skills, good negotiation and facilitation skills, a consultative approach and the ability to manage change effectively. Experience as a military officer is an advantage but is not essential.
The Commander AAFC is a part time, volunteer position at Group Captain (AAFC) rank appointed by Chief of Air Force (CAF) and is responsible to the Director General Cadets – Air Force. Remuneration is based on the appropriate Cadet Forces Allowance. However, the effort and time you put into the role will far outweigh the financial compensation. As with all AAFC Officers and Instructors, your true reward is seeing young lives enhanced through a positive cadet experience.
The appointment will be for three years commencing on Sunday, 12 December 2016 with an option for a further two years at the discretion of CAF.
As part of the Australian Defence Force Cadets system, the AAFC delivers training to approximately 7,000 young Australians aged between 13 and 20 years. Based in every State and staffed by 900 Officers and Instructors nationally, the AAFC contributes to the Air Force’s commitment to developing young Australians focusing on the qualities of leadership, good character and self-reliance and promoting an interest in the Air Force and in aviation generally.
If you are an Australian citizen and have the passion and time to devote to a serious part time volunteer challenge, then this is an opportunity worth consideration. All appointments are subject to the relevant ‘Working with Children’ and police checks.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss the requirements and rewards of the position with the Director General Cadets – Air Force, Air Commodore Terry Delahunty on 02 6128 7595 before submitting an application.
Applications close at 2359hrs AEST on Friday, 30 September 2016 and may be lodged at CDRAAFC.JobApplications@defence.gov.au