Job Title
SSI
Joined Cranleigh
August 2016

From School (King’s Rochester) I joined the Army in 1 PWRR, the same regiment the School is capbadged to. During my time there I went on operations in Northern Ireland and became a rock climbing instructor. After leaving the Army I worked as a pub manager before buying a derelict freehouse public house which I renovated and ran. I now lease this out. I ran this together with the family property portfolio and import business. Alongside this I started volunteering with Cadets which grew into a job, eventually working at Cranbrook School as the CCF Contingent Commander /SSI, DofE manager and outdoor pursuits.

Three years ago as my two daughters started to grow, we looked to move to a new area. A friend from the Army suggested Cranleigh School, situated in a village that would be perfect to bring up a young family.

My job at Cranleigh is quite varied and utilises my experience and qualifications, no day is the same. I work with the CCF as the School Staff Instructor (SSI), dealing with the day to day issues, instructing, planning trips, expeditions and liaising with the Army. I’m also involved in Outdoor Ed, which includes running the climbing and shooting team, kayaking, archery and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award coordinator. I am the Housing manager for the School and deal with house moves agents, and I can often be seen with a high vis organising the parking.

What I like most about Cranleigh is the sense of community, there is a real feel of everyone working on the same side as a team. Bursarial and Teaching staff all going the extra mile to make sure the students get the most out of their time at Cranleigh.

Mark Twain once said; “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is how I feel at Cranleigh School.