School Staff Instructor – Caroline Chisholm School, Northampton

37 hours per week. It is expected that you will carry out the duties of the School Staff Instructor (SSI) three days per week, with an additional two days spent supporting the school.

Salary £24,000 per annum, 52 weeks per year with annual leave entitlement

Caroline Chisholm School are recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced School Staff Instructor & Adventure Training Leader, to help develop valuable military skills and training sessions for both staff and Cadets.

The SSI will report to the Contingent Commander and support the delivery of the Cadet experience.

They require an experienced individual with a services background, high level abilities and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills in order to inspire, challenge and motivate our students to achieve excellence.

The role will co-ordinate with The Ministry of Defence (MOD), making full use of the available resources to benefit all students, ensuring that all associated administrative duties including risk assessments and health and safety responsibilities are completed in line with school and MOD requirements.

There will be a requirement to attend camps, field days and other activities throughout the year, some at weekends and during school holidays.

Closing date 7th October, interviews w/c 11th October 2021.

For further information, a job description and application form, visit the Caroline Chisholm School website.

Deputy Colonel Cadets (East Midlands) – voluntary role

A vacancy will occur in Nov 2021 for the post of Deputy Colonel Cadets (East Midlands).

General Role and Responsibilities:

The role of the Deputy Colonel Cadets is to support 7 Brigade in discharging its responsibilities for the direction and supervision of Combined Cadet Force Association (CCF(A)) and Army Cadet Force (ACF) activity through the full involvement of the ACF and CCF(A) Chains of Command, as well as wider engagement with the CCF Contingents.

The regional Deputy Colonel Cadets must be eligible to serve as a Lt Col in the ACF or CCF and preferably have served as an ACF Cadet Commandant/Deputy Commandant or CCF Contingent Commander.  The incumbent must have a good working knowledge of the Brigade, ACFA/CCF(A), the RFCAs, regional and national cadet matters, and have sufficient time to carry out the role.

Successful applicants must be willing and able to travel independently throughout the Brigade Area of Responsibility and be cleared by an enhanced DBS check.

The closing date for applications is 22 October 21.  Applications will not be accepted beyond this date. 

Download the role specification and application form. Completed forms should be sent, along with a supporting letter and a current CV to

Applicants who are shortlisted will be required to attend interviews during the first half of November 21, either face-to-face or virtually.  The successful applicant will take up the appointment in late 2021 or early 2022.   

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

Paul Desborough, Deputy Chief Executive. Email: or phone: 0115 924 8613

Vacancy – Property Surveyor/Manager (Works Officer East)

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association have a vacancy for a full-time Works Officer, based at our Regional HQ in Nottingham. The new Works Officer will be responsible to the Head of Estates and will deliver a professional estate maintenance service across the East Midlands and support the Head of Estates in the delivery of the strategic and operational maintenance programme.

East Midlands RFCA is responsible for managing and maintaining the Army Reserves and Cadet premises across the East Midlands and contributes to the 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 the recruitment of Army Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

The successful candidate will engage in all aspects of building and estates management and should be confident with handling small and medium projects from inception to completion and be able to communicate effectively with consultants, contractors and end-users. You will also be capable of prioritising your work and have excellent time management and communication skills. Ideally, you will have a recognised construction, facilities management or maintenance qualification or be working towards one and be confident and competent when working alone or within a tight-knit team. Problem-solving ability is key and you should be capable of making sound and timely decisions.

This post offers fantastic employment stability and security as the organisation has greater resilience to external market forces and it would suit someone who wishes to contribute to the wider society and understands the benefits of public service.

This position attracts a current salary of £33,000 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), provision of a Company Car and free on-site parking.

Download the full Job Description here.

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:

For further details please contact Martin Capewell (Head of Estates) on 0115 9248620 or 07770 858592 or

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st September 2021 with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 28th September 2021.

Vacancy – Communications Support Officer

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (EMRFCA) currently has a vacancy for a Communications Support Officer. 

EMRFCA is one of 13 RFCAs across the UK. We are a community-based organisation and our mission is to provide professional and efficient support to the Reserve Forces. In doing so, we enable them to deliver military capability through the Royal Navy, the Army and the RAF. We do this through maintaining estate compliancy and safety, employer engagement and infrastructure support, and regional representation.

Our mission for Cadets is to assist with recruitment, provide administrative and communications support and representation in the local community, as well as maintaining the estate.

Working from our Head Office in Nottingham, your work and efforts will directly contribute to the Defence Community by increasing engagement through multiple media platforms and our online presence. Occasional travel across the East Midlands may be required.  This is a Crown Servant Grade E1 post and attracts a salary of £21,169 per annum.

Reporting directly to the Head of Communications (HoC), you will engage with our target audiences by communicating our key messages and play a vital role in ensuring that our Social Media profile is maintained, monitored and where necessary, improved.

You should have studied or have some experience in digital marketing, public relations, producing articles for magazines and/or be familiar with photography and video editing. Most important is a proactive “can do” attitude and a willingness to learn. 

A full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications, in the form of a current CV and a covering letter, should be sent to by Thursday 30th September 2021, with interviews being held on Tuesday 12th October 2021.

Vacancy – Training Officer within University Royal Naval Unit, East Midlands

University Royal Navy Unit East Midlands is looking to recruit a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to assist with delivery of training.

The individual should have a Maritime or teaching background (RN/RNR/RM/RMR/Merchant Navy/URNU/SCC/CCF(RN)/Sea Scout/RYA). Applicants must pass a full Royal Navy Medical, Military Swim Test, Security Clearance and be under the age of 50.

Through a programme of maritime and leadership training, URNU EM delivers an insight into the Royal Navy to undergraduates from universities in the area. Training takes place on a Thursday evening from our HQ at The University Barracks, at weekends from around the country and during deployments onboard Royal Navy Warships.

24 days (made up of Thursday evenings (¼ of a day’s pay), weekends and a minimum of 1 week a year) is the expected minimum commitment, with a potential to complete more days as required. Ability to attend on a Thursday evening is crucial.

Initially appointed into the rank of acting Sub Lieutenant the individual will be paid £81.13 a day with the potential to earn a tax-free bonus of £161 in the first year. Training, uniform, and expenses will be provided.

Interested applicants should email a copy of their CV, along with a covering letter to the Commanding Officer

NB – The successful applicant will be appointed into the Royal Navy Reserve for the sole purpose of URNU training (List 7a). They have no call up liability.

Army Cadet Force – Adult Volunteer

We are always keen to find new adults to help us, both female and male, 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 Force Adult Volunteers 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 vacancy applications to: