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Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED)

Applications are invited for a full-time Regional Employer Engagement Director (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 REED is lead for the delivery of regional employer engagement and employer support and 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 REED manages the relationships between regional employers and the MoD.  Developing and maintaining partnerships with organisations throughout the East Midlands, the REED offers 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 REED delivers 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. Strong background in account management or comparable client facing work; Defence understanding preferable but not essential.
Work closely with military counterparts to deliver multi-layered partnerships with key employers. A credible and confident communicator with a high level of intelligence.
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 £32,425 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 stating why you may be suitable to:

Head of Support Services


Army Reserve Centre

Triumph Road

Nottingham  NG7  2GG

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th April 2020.  Interviews for selected candidates will be held on Friday 24th April 2020 with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as they are available.

Job Description

Administration Officer (Employer Engagement)

1. Applications are invited for the post of full time Administration Officer (Employer Engagement) with East Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (EMRFCA).  This post is based in Nottingham and the successful candidate will be expected to reside within daily travelling distance.  This is a Crown Servant (Civil Service Band E1 equivalent) post.

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

3.         The salary for the appointment is £20,369 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.

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

5.       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.

6.       Vital to EMRFCA’s success is the establishment and maintenance of mutually-beneficial working relationships with employers and commercial organisations across its area.  The Administrative Officer (Employer Engagement) is responsible for assisting the Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) in managing a large number of employer accounts, primarily through the Salesforce Customer Relationship Management IT system.  This will involve maintaining an accurate, dynamic employer database, creating Salesforce  ‘campaigns’, processing data downloads to the system and conducting continuous data cleansing.  The post-holder will encourage employers’ involvement in the Armed Forces Covenant programme and Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, preparing Covenants for signature and identifying when re-appraisal of awards is due.  Arranging appointments for the REED to visit employers, helping with the planning and delivery of events, and undertaking general administrative support tasks represent further aspects of this role.

7.      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 Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.  Ideally, they will also have experience of working with a Customer Relationship Management IT system, and of telephone-based customer service.  The successful applicant may be asked to undertake work-related travel and on occasion to be flexible with working hours.

8.    Applications in the form of a covering letter with CV, are to reach the Association by 13th  March 2020.  Interviews will be held on Monday 23th March 2020. Email:

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:
    Tigers Road
    South Wigston
    LE18 4WS
    Tel No: 0116 277 9701
  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
    NG7 2GG
    Tel: 0115 924 8613
  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.