A vacancy exists for a Cadet Administrative Assistant (CAA) with Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force; based at the Army Reserve Centre, Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham NG8 3HY .  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 Nottingham.

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:

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

The salary for the appointment at commencement is set at the band minimum of £22,532 per annum, and is on an all hours worked basis. The successful candidate will be eligible 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 weekend training.

A full job description can be found here.

The application form can be found here.

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).

The closing date for completed applications which must be accompanied by a current Curriculum Vitae is Friday 25 August 2017 with interviews scheduled for Friday 22nd September 2017.

References should NOT be forwarded with completed applications.



A vacancy will arise in September 2017 for a Cadet Commandant with Derbyshire Army Cadet Force[1], based in Derby. Derbyshire ACF comprises 32 detachments with some 750 cadets and 150 adult volunteers on strength.  Potential applicants wishing to seek further information regarding the vacancy should contact the Commandant or Cadet Executive Officer at the following address:

HQ Derbyshire ACF

Army Reserve Centre

Sinfin Lane


DE24 9GL

Tel No: 01332 772025 Ext 22


The post of Cadet Commandant is a voluntary appointment, the successful applicant will be, depending on previous service, granted the acting rank of Lieutenant Colonel and local rank of Colonel, and is entitled to claim the Volunteer Allowance in accordance with current regulations. In addition payment for residence to place of duty and motor mileage allowances may also be claimed when on official ACF duty.

Applicants for this appointment must hold or have held a Land Force (Regular, Reserve, CCF(A) or ACF) commission, preferably in the rank of Major or above and ideally be under 57 years old. The application for this appointment, consisting of a covering letter and CV, is to be sent to East Midlands RFCA, at the address below.  The Secretariat (Brigade MS) reserves the right to contact an applicant’s current Commandant (or Commanding Officer in the case or Regular or Army Reserve applicants) to ask for a reference where this is deemed necessary.

The appointment is for an initial term of three years. The post is a ‘Regulated Position’ requiring a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) “Enhanced Disclosure” certificate to be produced prior to appointment.

Application and CV are to be sent to:

Deputy Chief Executive

East Midlands RFCA

Army Reserve Centre

Triumph Road




The closing date for applications is 30 August 2017. The intent is to arrange an Interview Board at HQ 7th Infantry Brigade & HQ East, Chilwell in the period 4 – 15 September 2017. Applicants should indicate any days in this period when they are not available.

Further information on the Derbyshire ACF can be found here.

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.