-ARMY CADET FORCE CADET STORES ASSISTANT-
Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (Lowland RFCA) 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 (ACF) – a vibrant national youth organisation.
Based at Glasgow and Lanarkshire Battalion ACF, Gilbertfield Road, Cambuslang, G72 8YP, the Cadet Stores Assistant (CSA) manages the full range of equipment and stores to support the Battalion and its 24 detachments under the direction of the Cadet Quartermaster (CQM). Included in the duties of the CSA are:
- Receive all materiel, check against documentation for quantity and quality and bring to account
- Maintain stock book for receipts and issues and all other relevant paperwork as per Materiel Regulations
- Operate the Stores Package on the ACF WESTMINSTER information management system
- Prepare paper work for disposal, writes off, issues and receipt
- Condition returned stores for cleanliness, repair and general serviceability
- Submit demands for replenishment
- Prepare stores for issue at weekend training
- Prepare uniforms for issue
- Menu planning, food purchase and ration pack accounting
- Carry out deliveries and collections to/from outside agencies eg: workshops, tailors
- Prepare accounts for inspections
- Dispose of packaging in line with waste management policy
- Maintain stores areas in a tidy condition
- Deputise for the CQM as and when required
The successful applicant will be required to join the ACF as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer and attend the Battalion’s two-week annual camps. 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 £24,364. The salary scale is based on an All Hours Worked scale (47.5 hours per week incl lunch breaks). Annual leave, excluding public holidays, is 25 days per annum rising to 30 days after five years service. Previous service in the military or 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 Cambuslang, Glasgow.
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.
Or alternatively request an application pack by email to [email protected].
Closing date for applications to [email protected] is 3pm on Friday 16 April 2021.
-DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE LOWLAND RFCA-
Applications are invited for the full-time post of Deputy Chief Executive, Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (Lowland RFCA) based in Glasgow. This is a Crown Service (Civil Service Grade C1 equivalent) post that will become vacant in August 2021.
Lowland RFCA is a Crown Body. It is funded to deliver a range of essential support and enabling functions for the Reserve Forces and the Service Cadet youth organisations in our area, and to engender the widest support for Reserves and Cadets across society. The Association’s area spans Glasgow to Edinburgh and throughout the Lowlands down to the Border.
Lowland RFCA additional functions include aspects of employer engagement and support for the Reserve Forces, recruiting support for the Reserve Forces and the Cadets, youth activities, estate works and management, and wider support to the Armed Forces through ‘Firm Base’ and Community Engagement.
The Deputy Chief Executive deputises for the Chief Executive in all outputs less Employer Support. He/she has specific Secretariat responsibilities relating to the Association Management Board and a Tri-Service Cadet forum. Additionally he/she is specifically responsible for the maintenance of the Association business continuity plan, is the Association security officer, data protection officer and is responsible for the co-ordination of the Association HQ staff activities.
He/she is also responsible to the Chief Executive for the non-works management of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadet Forces’ Estate (less Sea Cadet Corps) in the Lowlands, for the administration of the Army Cadet Force battalions located in the Lowland RFCA area of responsibility, through the Cadet Executive Officers and Association Facilities Manager, support to the Sea Cadet Corps and RAF Air Cadets. He/she supports the Chief Executive in all Youth matters.
The Deputy Chief Executive is the project lead on delivering vocational awards to Cadets in Scotland through the development of SQA customised awards and the supervision of the Service Cadets in Scotland SQA Approved Centre based in Lowland House. The Deputy Chief Executive is also the project lead for the application of Defence’s Wider Markets Initiative and specifically for the commercial exploitation of the Association’s estate in the generation of income.
The outline job specification is that applicants should have senior management experience and have attended senior leadership and management training such as the Armed Forces or Police staff colleges or civilian equivalents. Knowledge of the Reserve Forces, the Service Cadet Organisations and MOD budgetary procedures is desirable.
Terms and Conditions
The salary for the appointment is Civil Service Grade C1 equivalent of £40,000. There is an expectation that the candidate will be regularly prepared to work outside normal hours including occasional weekend days but this attracts overtime or TOIL. Annual leave, excluding public holidays, is 25 days rising to 30 days through five years’ service. Previous service in the public sector will count towards qualifying years’ service. A career average (CARE) Pension Scheme is available. An Association car is provided and applicants must hold a current driving licence. They should be prepared to live within reasonable commuting distance of Glasgow and be prepared to travel extensively across the Lowlands, and periodically to London and elsewhere to attend Council of RFCA meetings.
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, including being a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme operated by Disclosure Scotland.
Applicants should forward a completed application form and covering letter together with a CV of no more than two pages demonstrating how they meet the essential requirements of this position and why they consider themselves suitable, indicating their interest and motivation to assume this role. Applicants are encouraged to make contact with Deputy Chief Executive Lowland RFCA and, on request, will be sent further information on Lowland RFCA.
Applications should be marked PERSONAL FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE and be sent by mail or e-mail to [email protected] to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 30 April 2021.
The shortlist of applicants will be notified as soon as possible after that date. Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Wednesday 12 May 2021. The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to approval by Director Resource and Command Secretary (Army) prior to confirmation by the Association Chairman.
Alternatively application packs (containing the application form and a detailed job description of the appointment) are available from Mrs Nina Davidson, Office Manager Lowland RFCA:
Deputy Chief Executive Vacancy
60 Avenuepark Street
Tel: 0141 945 4951
Lowland RFCA is a diverse and busy organisation. The appointment of Deputy Chief Executive requires commitment, motivation and energy. It requires an individual with flare and imagination to take forward the work of the Association as an enabling organisation that is fully capable of supporting and representing the Reserves and specifically the Cadets, as well as the wider interests of the Armed Services and Defence for the future. They need to enjoy engaging with people of all backgrounds.
No vacancies at present.