Vacancy – Communications Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proven communications professional with East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, based at the Army Reserve Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2GG.   This is a key position within the Association as the person will be part of the senior management team. The successful candidate will be expected to reside within reasonable travelling distance of Nottingham.

You should have a proven track record of planning and delivering a range of communications materials such as content for PR (in print and online), social media and engagement, as well as being experienced in writing and editing content for print materials (including magazines).

 The successful candidate will lead both the planning and delivery of Association wide communications projects including those for the estates, cadets and youth and engagement teams.

You should be experienced in creating communication plans, communication strategies, writing e-newsletters and have coordinated a variety of campaigns that utilised social media.

You will need to build positive working relationships with personnel internally as well as the Association’s membership and other third party organisations.

Experience of relationship management and working with volunteers would be advantageous but not essential.

You will be experienced at managing your own workload, have line management experience and should be able to prioritize projects allocating your time and resources accordingly.

This role allows you to provide communications support for the region’s cadet and reserve forces as well as the wider employer community, as well as allowing you to communicate a range of estate-based projects.

The Association uses video content to reach out to audiences online so if you are not experienced in recording and editing material already, you should be willing to learn.

Day-to-day tasks will include: preparing press releases, producing regular social media content, producing email newsletters using MailChimp and content for other print and digital publications, and providing media support at engagement events. You will also be the main point of contact for regional media enquiries.

You will be tasked to deliver high quality communication materials for a variety of audiences including writing a range of copy for publication, digital marketing and creating focused messaging to strengthen the Association’s brand identity.

This position attracts a salary of £31,136 per annum. Additional benefits include 25 days annual leave plus public holidays 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
NG7  2GG

Job Description

Closing date for applications is Friday 5th October 2018.  Interviews for selected candidates will be held on Friday 12th October 2018 with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as they are available.


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.