Vacancy – Cadet Administrative Assistant

A vacancy exists for a Cadet Administrative Assistant (CAA) with Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force; based at Gibraltar Barracks, Barrack Road, Northampton NN1 3RE.  As a member of the small professional support staff the CAA will provide administrative support to the Cadet Quartermaster (CQM). The successful candidate will be expected to live within reasonable distance of Northampton.

This position would suit someone with previous Regular or Army Reserve experience in at least the rank of Staff Sergeant or equivalent.  However, all applicants with suitable experience will be considered.

The appointment calls for:

  • A good knowledge of administrative and stores accounting procedures and the security requirements of Weapons and ammunition.
  • The ability to handle routine correspondence, an understanding of routine staff duties and be willing to undertake daily manual tasks.
  • A current Cat B driving licence (preferably also C, D1 or E).
  • A good standard of computer literacy to at least ECDL competency.
  • Qualifications in Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Fire, Manual lifting, First Aid at Work are distinct advantages.
  • A good working knowledge of Ministry of Defence (MOD) Motor Transport Regulations (JSP 800).

The salary for the appointment at commencement is set at the band minimum of £22,780 per annum, and is on an all hours worked basis.  The successful applicant will be eligible to elect to join the Council of RFCAs Pension Scheme. This is a Career Average Revalued Earnings [CARE] Scheme.

Additionally the successful applicant will be required to join the Army Cadet Force and attend the Annual Camp and where required associated Camps such as Easter and weekend training.

The successful candidate will also be required to be security cleared prior to the appointment; this will include an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Application Form

Job Description 

Applications, complete with a CV, are to reach the Association by Friday 27 April 2018. Interviews will be held on Friday 11 May 2018.

Vacancy – Cadet Team Administrator

As part of the expansion of cadet units in schools under the Cadet Expansion Programme there is a requirement to provide an enhanced level of support to participating schools.  As a result there is a need to support the Brigade staff officer responsible for cadet activities.

Currently the normal place of duty for this position is Chetwynd Barracks, Nottingham but in August 2018 the normal place of duty will transfer to Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore,  Rutland. The agreement to transfer is a precondition of employment in this role. When the move to Cottesmore takes place the incumbent will receive a travel allowance to offset the cost of any increased mileage between the incumbent’s home and new place of duty.  The allowance will continue until the 31 March 2020 or the termination of the contract whichever is sooner.  This is a Crown Servant Grade E1 post.

This is a fixed term contract which will expire on 31 March 2020 unless brought to an end by either party. The successful candidate will be required to work a 37 hour week.

The successful candidate must :

  • Be computer literate.
  • Have experience of Programme Management Office work.
  • Have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Have the ability to work autonomously with limited supervision.
  • Possess good demonstrable organisational skills.

The salary for the appointment is £19,559 per annum.  Those who are eligible to join the pension scheme will also receive a non-pensionable enhancement to offset super-annuation contributions.

The appointment is for a probationary period of six months in the first instance.

As a condition of employment the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Security Clearance and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Application Form

Job Description 

Applications, complete with a CV, are to reach the Association by Friday 13th April 2018.  Interviews will be held on Friday 20th April 2018.

Army Cadet Force – Adult Volunteer

We are always keen to find new adults to help us, both male and female and no military experience is necessary, only the wish to help in the development of young people.

The best person to tell you more are the Cadet Instructors themselves. To enable us to get the right person to speak to you, please fill in your contact details here and send the information back to us. Your local Cadet County Headquarters will then contact you.

The Army Cadet Force is a youth organisation offering young people between 12 and 18 the opportunity to have fun, adventure and make friends whilst learning – military skills, shooting, survival techniques, kayaking, rock-climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and much more. They have great summer camps at home and overseas plus the opportunity to gain some very useful qualifications. They also contribute to their local communities by helping with worthwhile projects and by raising money for a wide array of charities.

As an Adult Volunteer in your spare time, enabling Army Cadets to learn new skills, overcome fears or difficulties and become responsible citizens is incredibly rewarding. Being an Instructor also gives you a chance to develop your own strengths such as leadership skills, team building and confidence – and you can gain vocational qualifications up to Master’s degree level in various management and training courses.