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


Job Title: Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) Grade: C2 Department: Engagement Responsible to: Head of Engagement 

The Regional Employer Engagement Director 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 REED is to raise awareness of the Government’s defence people objectives at regional level by delivering a coherent defence strategy employer engagement programme to support Defence People Initiatives. The REED does this by establishing enduring relationships with employers in both the public and private sector across Greater London. The principal output is to assist in creating the environment which will encourage employers to support Service Leavers, Reservists, Cadet Force adult Volunteers, spousal employment and support wounded injured and sick personnel from all three Services. The role involves travel around the Greater London region to conduct meetings and hold events and for that reason, excellent communication skills and an ability to use initiative are required.

Closing date: 4th May 2021. 

Full job discription and application instructions can be found here. 



Job title: Colonel Cadets, Headquarters London District

The role of the District Colonel Cadets is to support the chain of command with the command and oversight of the ACF Sectors and School CCF(A) contingents within the District. Specifically, the Colonel Cadets, as the senior volunteer youth leader, is the principal advisor on all Cadet Force (CF) matters.
On behalf of HQ London District applications are invited for the position of Colonel Cadets in HQ London District, based at Horse Guards in central London. The post will be available from end-September 2021. The successful applicant will become a member of the District senior leadership team responsible for 4 ACF Sectors (Counties) and 50 CCF Contingents across the District AOR and will report to the District Deputy Commander.
The post of is a voluntary appointment for an initial three-year tenure, extendable by a further two years, if agreed by HQ London District and the incumbent and considered as being in the best interests of the cadet movement.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a covering letter with personal statement outlining skills and suitability for the role and a current Army Cadets Volunteer Role Application Curriculum Vitae (a copy of the proforma should be obtained from this office). 
Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 11 May 2021.




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