The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association for Greater London


Working for GL RFCA

At GL RFCA we champion London’s Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ through community and corporate engagement, estate management and support to local Reserve Units and Cadet Detachments. Reservists are an integral part of the Armed Forces, working side-by-side with their regular colleagues at home and overseas.

Based in its beautiful Georgian offices a stone’s throw from Putney Bridge tube station, the staff of GL RFCA are Crown Servants headed up by a diverse workforce of civilians, reservists and ex-regulars. The organisation is also responsible for over 30 staff who work directly supporting 14,000 Cadets in four London sectors.

We employ specialists in estate management, working with young people, employer and community engagement, commercial lettings, communications, and administrative support. As a small, diverse team we have plenty of opportunities to support colleagues working outside our area of expertise with the opportunity to learn new skills.

We also get to work with and for thousands of London's brilliant Reservists and fantastic Cadets.


Current Vacancies

Chief Executive

We are looking for an excellent communicator with strong leadership and interpersonal skills to lead our dynamic and motivated team.

Closing date: COB Monday 11 February 2019

The Chief Executive is a Crown Servant and a full-time civilian employee of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London (GL RFCA). The role of the Chief Executive is to implement the policies of the elected Officers of the Association in accordance with regulations and instructions issued by Defence Council through the Council of RFCA (CRFCA) and the objectives of the CRFCA Corporate Management Plan. To direct and coordinate the activities of the employed staff to achieving these objectives.

Main activities/key tasks:


  • Ensure that all staff are effectively managed, developed and motivated to deliver excellent services to our stakeholders.
  • Effectively lead any change or improvement necessary in meeting the objectives of the Association


  • Create and sustain a receptive and supportive environment amongst potential recruits, employers, the general public and other relevant bodies for the recruitment and retention of the Reserves and Cadet Forces within the M25.
  • Provide and maintain suitable accommodation for Reserves and Cadets and ensure the most economic use of land and buildings including effective acquisition and disposal.
  • Ensure effective administration of the finance of the Association under delegated powers and accountable to the CRFCA Accounting Officer.

A full job description and person specification is detailed in the Chief Executive Recruitment Pack.  Download pack

Communications Support Officer

Grade: E1       Department: Secretariat    

Responsible to: Head of Support Services

Closing date: Thursday 14 February 2019 and interviews for retained candidates will take place on Thursday 21 February 2019. 

A key team member, the Communications Support Officer is the first point of contact within Fulham House and manages the Association web and social media presence.  The role also provides support to the Events team.

The ideal candidate will have a communications background with experience of web site management and social media content generation for business as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, presentational and strong IT skills.

Essential Competencies.

Intermediate Computer Literacy including Microsoft Office applications.

Have good communication, numeric and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team;

Experience generating social media content for a corporate/professional account

A full job description and person specification is detailed in the Communications Support Officer Recruitment Pack.  Download pack

Submit applications to Head of Support Services via email at or post to Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London, Fulham House, 87 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JS.





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