Deputy Commandant – Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force

A vacancy has arisen for the post of Deputy Commandant of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force (LNR ACF), one of the three Deputy Commandant posts in LNR ACF, based in South Wigston, Leicestershire. The unit comprises 44 detachments with over 1,250 cadets and 230 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


The post of Deputy Commandant is a voluntary appointment, however the successful applicant will be granted the rank of Lieutenant Colonel ACF and is entitled to claim the Volunteer Allowance in accordance with current regulations.  In addition payment 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 Forces 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, an application form (obtainable from and CV, 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.  

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.

A covering letter, application form and CV are to be forwarded to:

Deputy Chief Executive
East Midlands RFCA
Army Reserve Centre
Triumph Road

Tel:   0115 924 8613 


The closing date for applications is COP 1st September 2019.  Interviews for the post will held at HQ 7th Infantry Brigade & HQ East, Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore LE15 7BL week commencing 16th September 2019.

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.