VACANCIES

Cadet Administrative Assistant – Fixed Term – Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force

1.       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 is a fixed term appointment for 12 months or the return of the post holder whichever is earlier.

2.       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. 

3.       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.

4.       The salary for the appointment at commencement is set at the band minimum of £23,724 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.

5.       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.

6.       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).

 7.       Applications in the form of a covering letter with CV, are to reach the Association by Friday 6th March 2020.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th March 2020. References should NOT be forwarded with applications.

Job Description


Commandant: Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force

  1. A vacancy will arise on 1st October 2020 for the post of Cadet Commandant of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force, based in South Wigston, Leicestershire. The unit
    comprises 44 detachments with some 1,240 cadets and over 200 adult volunteers on strength.
    Officers wishing to seek further information regarding the vacancy should contact the Commandant or Cadet Executive Officer at the following address:
    HQ LNR ACF
    Tigers Road
    South Wigston
    Leicestershire
    LE18 4WS
    Tel No: 0116 277 9701
    Email: em-lnr-ceo@rfca.org.uk
  2. The post of Commandant is a voluntary appointment, however, the successful applicant will be granted the rank of Colonel ACF and is entitled to claim the Volunteer Allowance in accordance with current
    regulations. In addition, payment for residence to the place of duty and motor mileage allowances may also be claimed when on official ACF duty.
  3. Applicants for this appointment must hold or have held a Land Force commission (Regular or Reserve) or Cadet Force Commission (CCF(Army) or ACF), 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, CV and application form (see below) is to be sent to the 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A covering letter, application form and CV are to be forwarded to:
    Deputy Chief Executive
    East Midlands RFCA
    Army Reserve Centre
    Triumph Road
    NOTTINGHAM
    NG7 2GG
    Tel: 0115 924 8613
    Email: em-cedep@rfca.mod.uk
  6. The closing date for applications is COP Sunday 3rd May 2020. Interviews for the post will be held at HQ 7th Infantry Brigade & HQ East, Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7BL on Thursday 4th June 2020.

Application Form


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.


Chairmen for the West Scotland and South East England Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees

The Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees, a Non-Departmental Public Body whose Chairs and Members are appointed by the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, is seeking Chairmen for West Scotland and South East England.

For further details, click here.