ARMY CADET FORCE (ACF) CADET ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association is an enabling organisation supporting the Reserve Forces and Cadet Organisations across the region. Funded by the Ministry of Defence, one of our key, and expanding, functions is to provide Administrative and Logistic support to the Army Cadet Force – a vibrant national youth organisation.
A vacancy exists for an ACF Cadet Administrative Assistant with West Lowland Battalion ACF. This position would suit someone with previous service in the Regular or Reserve Forces in the rank of Staff Sergeant or equivalent however, all applicants with suitable experience will be considered. The job will entail travel within the battalion area and some weekend and out of hours working. The successful applicant will require to live within easy commuting distance of the ACF Battalion Headquarters in Ayr. The appointment calls for:
- A good knowledge and experience of G4 duties and procedures.
- The ability to handle routine correspondence.
- A current UK driving licence (preferably Cat C+E and/or Cat D1+E).
- Competence in MS Office including MS Excel and an ability to learn new IT programmes.
- An ability to work as part of a small team.
The successful applicant will be required to join the Army Cadet Force as a cadet force adult volunteer. The appropriate Volunteer Allowance will be granted for any full days training carried out and can be claimed, up to a maximum of 28 days per year, in addition to the salary quoted below.
The salary for the appointment is £23,724. The salary scale is based on an all hours worked scale (47 hours incl. lunch breaks). Annual leave, excluding public holidays, is 25 days per annum rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Previous service in the public sector will count towards qualifying years’ service. The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Council of RFCA Pension Scheme subject to the rules of the scheme. The scheme is a Career Average Revalued Earnings Scheme (CARE), which has a personal contribution of 5% of pensionable earnings for Members. Applicants must have a clean driving licence and should live within reasonable commuting distance of Ayr.
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. This will include a Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVGS) disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.
If that is not possible request by email to [email protected] or telephone to 0141 945 4951
Applications including application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and CV should be sent by email to [email protected] or if that is not possible, by post to Colonel (Retired) R D Gibson, Chief Executive, Lowland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, 60 Avenuepark Street, Glasgow G20 8LW. Envelopes should be annotated “CAA Vacancy”.
You should include the details of at least two referees (current CO is to be included for military personnel).
The closing date for applications is 15:00hrs on 27 February 2020.
Interviews will be held on 9 March 2020 with Employment commencing 30 March 2020.
No vacancies at present.