Cadet Administrative Assistant – (Maternity Cover) – Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force

A vacancy exists for a Cadet Administrative Assistant (CAA) with Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force.  The post is 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 is a fixed-term appointment for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is earlier.

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.         A good knowledge of administrative and stores accounting procedures and the security requirements of Weapons and ammunition. 

b.         The ability to handle routine correspondence, an understanding of routine staff duties and be willing to undertake daily manual tasks.

c.         A current Cat B driving licence (preferably also C, D1 or E).

d.         A good standard of computer literacy to at least ECDL competency.

e.         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 £24,656 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.

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).

A full Job Description can be downloaded here.

Applications in the form of a covering letter with CV, are to reach the Deputy Chief Executive East Midlands RFCA at, by Friday 19th November 2021.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 2nd December 2021.  References should NOT be forwarded with applications.

Stores and Warehouse Support Operator, Chilwell, Nottingham

Applications are invited for the post of full-time Stores and Warehouse Support Operator with East Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (EMRFCA).  This post is based in Chilwell, Nottingham and the successful candidate will be expected to reside within daily travelling distance.  This is a Crown Servant (Civil Service Band Skill Zone 2 (SZ2) equivalent) post.

This is a permanent position and the successful candidate will be required to work a 37 hour week.

The salary for the appointment is £19,007 per annum.  The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Council of RFCAs Pension Scheme.  This is a Career Average Revalued Earnings [CARE] Scheme.

Annual leave, excluding public holidays, is 25 days per year.  The successful applicant will undergo a six-month probationary period.

EMRFCA supports the Reserve Forces and Service Cadet organisations throughout its area.  Its role includes managing the Reserve estate, engaging with the communities and employers within its area, and acting as an advocate for Britain’s defence and its Armed Forces.

The successful applicant will be well organised, numerate and with sound written and verbal communication skills.  They will be expected to demonstrate initiative, team-working and problem-solving, and will be proficient in basic Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word.  Ideally, they will also have experience of working within a logistics or warehouse/storage role and will be willing to “Go the extra mile” to ensure Cadets are provided with the equipment they need to reach their fullest potential.   The successful applicant may be asked to undertake work-related travel and on occasion to be flexible with working hours.

A full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications in the form of a covering letter with CV, are to reach the Deputy Chief Executive by 12th November 2021.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th Nov 2021.   

Deputy Colonel Cadets (East Midlands) – voluntary role

A vacancy will occur in Nov 2021 for the post of Deputy Colonel Cadets (East Midlands).

General Role and Responsibilities:

The role of the Deputy Colonel Cadets is to support 7 Brigade in discharging its responsibilities for the direction and supervision of Combined Cadet Force Association (CCF(A)) and Army Cadet Force (ACF) activity through the full involvement of the ACF and CCF(A) Chains of Command, as well as wider engagement with the CCF Contingents.

The regional Deputy Colonel Cadets must be eligible to serve as a Lt Col in the ACF or CCF and preferably have served as an ACF Cadet Commandant/Deputy Commandant or CCF Contingent Commander.  The incumbent must have a good working knowledge of the Brigade, ACFA/CCF(A), the RFCAs, regional and national cadet matters, and have sufficient time to carry out the role.

Successful applicants must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the Brigade Area of Responsibility and be cleared by an enhanced DBS check.

The closing date for applications is 22 October 21.  Applications will not be accepted beyond this date. 

Download the role specification and application form. Completed forms should be sent, along with a supporting letter and a current CV to

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend interviews during the first half of November 21, either face-to-face or virtually.  The successful applicant will take up the appointment in late 2021 or early 2022.   

All queries or questions regarding this post or the application process should be directed to:

Paul Desborough, Deputy Chief Executive. Email: or phone: 0115 924 8613

Vacancy – Training Officer within University Royal Naval Unit, East Midlands

University Royal Navy Unit East Midlands is looking to recruit a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to assist with delivery of training.

The individual should have a Maritime or teaching background (RN/RNR/RM/RMR/Merchant Navy/URNU/SCC/CCF(RN)/Sea Scout/RYA). Applicants must pass a full Royal Navy Medical, Military Swim Test, Security Clearance and be under the age of 50.

Through a programme of maritime and leadership training, URNU EM delivers an insight into the Royal Navy to undergraduates from universities in the area. Training takes place on a Thursday evening from our HQ at The University Barracks, at weekends from around the country and during deployments onboard Royal Navy Warships.

24 days (made up of Thursday evenings (¼ of a day’s pay), weekends and a minimum of 1 week a year) is the expected minimum commitment, with a potential to complete more days as required. Ability to attend on a Thursday evening is crucial.

Initially appointed into the rank of acting Sub Lieutenant the individual will be paid £81.13 a day with the potential to earn a tax-free bonus of £161 in the first year. Training, uniform, and expenses will be provided.

Interested applicants should email a copy of their CV, along with a covering letter to the Commanding Officer

NB – The successful applicant will be appointed into the Royal Navy Reserve for the sole purpose of URNU training (List 7a). They have no call up liability.

Army Cadet Force – Adult Volunteer

We are always keen to find new adults to help us, both female and male, 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 Force Adult Volunteers 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.

Email vacancy applications to: