Vacancies


Vacancy – Estates Compliance Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Estates Compliance Officer.  This is a full time post and is located in the Association Headquarters, Army Reserve Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2GG; the successful candidate will be expected to reside within daily travelling distance of Nottingham.  This is a Crown Servant Grade D post.

East Midlands RFCA is responsible for managing and maintaining the Army Reserves and Cadet premises across the East Midlands and contributes to wider Ministry of Defence (MoD) outputs.  We play a leading role in strengthening the environment for the Armed Forces through building relationships with local communities and employers. We help deliver the MoD’s youth support programme through the MoD sponsored Cadet Forces, providing opportunities for young people to reach their fullest potential, irrespective of background. We are also responsible for engaging with Reservists’ employers, supporting Reservists and Cadets, and assisting with recruitment of Army Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

The appointment calls for:

  1. Supervisory and Line Management administration experience.
  2. Strong communication, numeric and inter-personal skills.
  3. Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word; and practical experience of managing and operating a database; in particular the ability to produce and extract reports.
  4. Previous experience of statutory and mandatory Inspections
  5. A self-starter, highly organised, and an efficient team player.
  6. Ability to function effectively without close supervision.

This position attracts a current salary of £26,350 per annum.  Benefits include a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme (with the option for Additional Voluntary Contributions), annual leave of 25 days plus public holidays (incrementally rising to 30 days after 5 years of service), and free on-site parking.

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

View the full Job Description for this position.

If you feel that you are the ideal candidate and could bring experience to the role, send a current CV and a covering letter stating why you may be suitable by email to: em-offman@rfca.mod.uk

Applications, complete with a CV, are to reach the Association by Friday 2nd July 2021.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 15th July 2021.

Vacancy – Deputy Cadet Commandant, Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (DACF) (Voluntary position)

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Deputy Cadet Commandant within DACF, based in Derby.  The position will become available in September 2021.  Derbyshire ACF comprises 37 detachments with circa 650 cadets and approximately 141 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:

County HQ Derbyshire ACF, Army Reserve Centre, Sinfin Lane, Derby, DE24 9GL.

Tel No: 01332 772025 Email: em-der-ceo@rfca.org.uk

The post of Deputy Commandant is a voluntary appointment, however the successful applicant will be granted the acting rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is entitled to claim the Volunteer Allowance in accordance with current regulations.  In addition an allowance 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.

View the full Job Description.

View the Application Form.

Applications and CVs are to be sent electronically to:

Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands RFCA

Army Reserve Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2GG.

Email: em-cedep@rfca.mod.uk

Applications are to reach the Dep Chief Exec EM RFCA by Friday 18th August 2021. Interviews will take place in early September 2021 and will be arranged by HQ 7 Inf Bde.  Interviews may be F2F or conducted by ZOOM/SKYPE.  Applicants are to inform the EM RFCA Dep Chief Exec of non-availability should the interview window not be achievable.

Further information on the DACF can be found at https://armycadets.com/county/Derbyshire-acf/


Vacancy – Deputy Cadet Commandant, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Forces (LNR ACF) (Voluntary position)

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Deputy Cadet Commandant within LNR ACF, based in Leicester.  The position will become available in September 2021.  LNR ACF comprises 42 detachments with circa 1,200 cadets and approximately 240 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:

County HQ, LNR ACF, Tigers Road, South Wigston, Leicester, LE18 4WS.

Tel No: 0116 2643911 Email: em-lnr-ceo@rfca.org.uk

The post of Deputy Commandant is a voluntary appointment, however the successful applicant will be granted the acting rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is entitled to claim the Volunteer Allowance in accordance with current regulations.  In addition an allowance 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.

View the full Job Description.

View the Application Form.

Applications and CVs are to be sent electronically to:

Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands RFCA

Army Reserve Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2GG.

Email: em-cedep@rfca.mod.uk

Applications are to reach the Dep Chief Exec EM RFCA by Friday 18th August 2021. Interviews will take place in early September 2021 and will be arranged by HQ 7 Inf Bde.  Interviews may be F2F or conducted by ZOOM/SKYPE.  Applicants are to inform the EM RFCA Dep Chief Exec of non-availability should the interview window not be achievable.

Further information on the LNR ACF can be found at https://armycadets.com/county/leicestershire-acf/

Vacancy – Head of Engagement

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Engagement at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Association (EMRFCA) based in Nottingham.   This is a Crown Servant (Civil Service Grade C1 equivalent) post that is to be filled as soon as possible.

East Midlands RFCA.  EMRFCA is one of 13 arms length bodies contracted by the Ministry of Defence to deliver a range of services across the UK in support of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force’s Reserve Forces and Cadet organisations.  Our principal areas of output are estate management,  Cadet force support and administration, and engagement. 

Outline Job Specification.  Leading a department of five, the Head of Engagement reports directly to the Chief Executive and is responsible for developing, writing and delivering the Association’s engagement strategy in support of the Reserve forces and Service Cadets in the East Midlands.  Engagement encompasses employer engagement, community engagement,  marketing, communications, PR and event and membership management.  This involves working closely and organising events with Service units and military organisations, networking and lobbying with a cross section of organisations and individuals including MPs, MEPs, local government, public and private sectors of business, the education sector and local communities, including ethnic minority communities.  The role also includes overseeing the editing of the Association’s annual and quarterly magazines and a range of other periodicals and bespoke publications, and overseeing the development and expansion of our digital platforms.  The Association has a network of over 150 full and associate members that include key stakeholders, retired Reservists and a broad cross section of communities from across the East Midlands.  Developing and extending this membership and improving the gender balance will be a key task for the successful applicant.  The job is extremely varied in nature and requires hands on delivery as well as conceptual effort.  

Personal Qualities.  We seek an individual with excellent interpersonal skills who is an experienced, personable and outgoing networker and influencer; who has proven capability as a senior manager; is proactive and a good organiser; is used to using their initiative; and is capable of operating with minimal direction.  Modern and forward thinking in outlook they will be a confident and accomplished speaker, presenter and writer and competent in the use of IT.  Previous experience working with or within the armed forces at senior levels is important and applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Reserve forces and Service Cadet organisations as well as an interest in and grasp of the wider Defence context.  Previous experience of working in communications and marketing is desirable but not essential.  A sound understanding of the East Midlands in particular will be beneficial. 

Terms and Conditions.  The Post is Permanent/full-time based on a 37 hour working week.  This is a Crown Servant (Civil Servant Band C1 equivalent) and the salary is £40,000. The successful candidate will be eligible to join the Council of RFCA’s Pension Scheme which operates on a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) basis and has a personal contribution for members of 5% of pensionable earnings.  Annual leave, excluding Public Holidays, is 25 days per year, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service; previous public sector employment may count towards qualifying years’ service.  Applicants must have a clean driving licence and should live within reasonable commuting distance of Nottingham.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake regular out-of-hours activities, including at weekends.  This will entail significant travel and nights away from home, for which reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. 

The appointment is for an initial probationary period of six months, continuing as a permanent position thereafter.  The successful candidate will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment.

Application.  Applicants should forward a covering letter together with a CV of no more than two pages demonstrating how they meet the essential requirements of this job and why they consider themselves suitable for the position, indicating their interest and motivation to assume this role.  Two referees should be nominated.  View the full Job Description.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to the EMRFCA Head of Support Services at em-offman@rfca.mod.uk by noon on Friday 18th June 2021.  Interviews will take place on Wednesday 30th June 2021

Conclusion.  The post-holder needs to demonstrate the requisite level of ability and experience to play a pivotal role in East Midlands RFCA as a senior leader and manager, and as an influencer, networker and communicator.  The job requires an individual with flair and imagination to assist in taking forward the work of East Midlands RFCA as an organisation fully capable of representing and supporting the Reserves and Cadets, as well as the wider interests of the Armed Services and Defence for the future.  This will demand commitment, self-motivation and flexibility, as well as physical stamina and energy.

Vacancy – Deputy Regional Employer Engagement Director

Applications are invited for a full-time Deputy Regional Employer Engagement Director (Dep REED).  The post, which will be available at the end of May, is based at the Association’s Headquarters in Nottingham. The successful candidate will be expected to reside within reasonable travelling distance of Nottingham.

The Dep REED will assist the Regional Employer Engagement Director [REED] in the delivery of regional employer engagement and employer support.  The REED is responsible, through the Chief Executive, for the Association’s compliance with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Directorate of Relationship Management (DRM) Business, Marketing and Communications Plans.

The Dep REED will manage relationships between regional employers and the MoD.  Developing and maintaining partnerships with organisations throughout the East Midlands, the Dep REED will offer advice and support on employing members of the Armed Forces community, whether they be Reservists, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers or military spouses.

As well as directly managing relationships with employers, the Dep REED will assist the REED in delivering a range of prestigious engagement events throughout the region.  As a key delivery agent of the Armed Forces Covenant, the appointment plays a crucial role in developing meaningful, mutually beneficial links between the Armed Forces and wider society throughout the East Midlands.

The Role:The Person:
 
Actively manage relationships with regional employers in support of Defence objectives.   Event management and networking.  A credible and confident communicator with a high level of intelligence.   Strong background in account management or comparable client facing work.
  
Work closely with military counterparts to deliver multi-layered partnerships with key employers.   Manage professional social media accounts.  Ability to deliver presentations, workshops and speak confidently in public.     Defence understanding preferable.
  
Tailor the Defence-employer proposition to individual organisations, maximising attractiveness and ensuring genuine mutual benefit.The ability to engage with senior people across corporate, public, political and military sectors.
  
Act as a support for reservists and specified employers alike in providing a range of relevant guidance and advice on reservist/employer issues.A team player and a self-starter; articulate, honest, reliable, committed and with a high degree of flexibility and adaptability. Values orientated and outcome focused.

This position attracts a salary of £26,350 per annum.  Additional benefits include a generous defined benefit pension scheme, annual leave of 25 days plus bank and public holidays (rising to 30 days after 5 years of service) and free on-site parking.

If you feel that you are the ideal candidate and could bring a lot of experience to the role, send a current CV and a covering letter by email stating why you may be suitable to:

Head of Support Services: em-offman@rfca.mod.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 04 June 2021.  Interviews for selected candidates will be held Thursday 17 June 2021 witha view for the successful candidate to start as soon as they are available.

View the full Job Description

Vacancy – Cadet Commandant Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (Voluntary Position)

A vacancy will arise in September 2021 for the post of Cadet Commandant within Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force, based in Lincoln.  Potential applicants wishing to seek further information regarding the vacancy should contact the Cadet Executive Officer at the following address:

HQ Lincolnshire ACF, Army Cadet Force HQ, Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3PY.

Tel No: 01522 528109

Email: Dave.Mullock701@mod.gov.uk

The post of Commandant is a voluntary appointment, however the successful applicant will be granted the acting rank of Lieutenant Colonel (unpaid rank of Colonel) and is entitled to claim the Volunteer Allowance in accordance with current regulations.  In addition expenses 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 Maj or above.  Applications for this appointment are to be made using the Army Cadet Volunteer Role application proforma, available from the Deputy Chief Executive EM RFCA and should 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 forms and covering letters are to be sent electronically to:

Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands RFCA, Army Reserve Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2GG

Email: em-cedep@rfca.mod.uk

All applications are to reach the Dep Chief Exec EM RFCA by 23 May 21. Interviews will take place in late June 21 and will be arranged by HQ 7 Inf Bde.  Interviews may be F2F or conducted by ZOOM/SKYPE.  Applicants are to inform the EM RFCA Dep Chief Exec of non-availability should the interview window not be achievable.

View the application form.

Vacancy – Colonel Cadets (East Midlands) HQ 7th Infantry Brigade and HQ East

A vacancy will occur in September 2021 for the post of Colonel Cadets (East Midlands) (Col Cdts (EM)) with Headquarters 7th Infantry Brigade and HQ East, Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 7BL.

The primary role of Col Cdts (EM) will be to advise the Brigade Commander on Combined Cadet Force (CCF)(Army) and Army Cadet Force (ACF)  issues within East Midlands and support the Brigade in discharging its responsibilities for the direction and supervision of CCF(A) and ACF activities through the full involvement of the ACF and CCF(A) Chains of Command.

Candidates must have served as a CCF(A) Contingent Commander or ACF County Commandant.  The Col Cadets will receive Voluntary Allowance (VA) as per the rank of ACF Lieutenant Colonel and wear the rank of ACF Colonel.

The appointment is for an initial term of three years.  A successful candidate will require MoD security clearance to SC level and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

The post of Col Cadets is a voluntary appointment and may receive up to 28 days per annum of VA. .  In addition, expenses from  residence to place of duty and motor mileage allowances may also be claimed when on official duty.

Electronic copies of the Job Description and a blank application form can be obtained via email from the Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) of East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadet Association (EM RFCA) em-cedep@rfca.mod.uk or by following the links on the EM RFCA website http://www.eastmidlandsrfca.co.uk/about/vacancies.  Completed applications and a current CV are to be sent electronically to em-cedep@rfca.mod.uk by 31 March 2021. 

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend interviews at the end of April or beginning of May 2021.  This may be Face-to-Face or via an appropriate on-line platform, such as ZOOM or SKYPE, COVID-19 restrictions will dictate.  The successful applicant will take up the appointment in September 2021.

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

Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadet Association, Reserve Centre Triumph Road, Nottingham. NG7 2GG

Phone: 01159 248613, E-mail: em-cedep@rfca.mod.uk, Paul Desborough

View the full job descripton.

View the 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.

Email applications to: em-enquiries@rfca.mod.uk