The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association for Greater London

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Working for GL RFCA

GL RFCA is run by a staff of 26 people 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 ex-Regular officers. The organisation is also responsible for 32 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:

 

HEALTH, SAFETY & COMPLIANCE OFFICER

The Health, Safety & Compliance Officer (HSCO) is a key member of the Estates team and the Association lead on Health & Safety, Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems, providing compliance validation and assurance. The ideal candidate will have a compliance background with a good working knowledge of audit and assurance processes and excellent communication, interpersonal, presentational and strong IT skills.

The post is based at Fulham House, 87 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS with regular travel across Greater London and occasionally to other parts of the UK. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of six months, after the satisfactory completion of which the position will become permanent. The job description, including competencies, is attached. The salary for this position, including the London Weighting Allowance of £3,000 per annum, is £28,945 per annum. In addition, the successful candidate would be eligible to join our pension scheme. The annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus Bank Holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years of service or if prequalification criteria are met.

Offers of employment will be conditional on the following:

  • The applicant must prove that he/she has the right to work in the UK;
  • The applicant must submit to a full medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner appointed and paid for by the Association;
  • Satisfactory references;
  • Successful completion of the Baseline Personal Security Standards (BPSS)check;
  • The applicant must agree to sign a contract.

To apply please send a CV of not more than 2 pages together with a covering letter giving evidence of how you fulfil the requirements of the role, electronically or by hard copy to: Head of Support Services, Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London, Fulham House, 87 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS - gl-offman@rfca.mod.uk

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 18 April 2018 and interviews with retained candidates will take place on Tuesday 1 May 2018.

 

VACANCY FOR CADET DEPUTY COMMANDANT MIDDLESEX & NORTH WEST LONDON ARMY CADET FORCE

A vacancy will occur from annual camp in August 2018 for a Cadet Deputy Commandant of Middlesex & North West London Army Cadet Force based at Army Reserve Centre, South Africa Road, White City, London, W12 7RW. The Sector comprises 34 detachments in 4 Company areas with over 960 cadets and 159 officers and adult instructors on strength.

The post of Cadet Deputy Commandant is a voluntary appointment. However, the successful applicant will be granted the acting rank of Lieutenant Colonel and may be entitled to claim under the Voluntary Allowance scheme. In addition, payment for residence to place of duty and motor mileage allowances may also be claimed when on official ACF duty.

Candidates will have served in the rank of Major or above in the Regular Army, Reserve or ACF. For those candidates already in either the Reserve or ACF, the support of their chain of command is a requirement. Their current Commanding Officer or Commandant must supply one of the two required references. Failure to do so will result in the application not being considered. ExRegular and Reserve officer candidates are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with current cadet issues.

Application forms may be obtained from gl-offcadets@rfca.mod.uk and when completed must be submitted with a covering letter and a CV of not more than 2 pages.

Closing date for applications is Monday 23 April 2018 with interviews scheduled to take place in early May and chaired by HQ London District.

 

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER LONDON DISTRICT CADET TRAINING TEAM 

The above vacancy, based at the Army Reserve Centre, Portsmouth Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2QX needs to be filled at the earliest opportunity. The role calls for a probationary period of six (6) months, after the satisfactory completion of which the position will be confirmed. The job description is attached hereto.

As part of the expansion of cadet units in schools under the Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) there is a requirement to provide an enhanced level of support to participating schools. The Administration Officer, at Grade E1, is employed by the Association to provide administrative support to the London District Cadet Training Team.

The salary for this position, including the London Weighting Allowance of £3,000 per annum, is of £23,932 per annum. This is a fixed term contract due to complete by 31 March 2020. In addition, the successful candidate could be eligible to join the Association pension scheme. The annual leave entitlement of 25 days plus Bank Holidays in accordance with RFCA Staff Regulations may be increased up to 30 days if prequalification criteria are met.

In addition to the skills required by the Job Description, applicants should have the following:

  • Computer literate;
  • Experience of Programme Management Office work desirable;
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision;
  • Good demonstrable organisational skills;
  • Microsoft Office skills desirable.

Offers of employment are conditional on the following five (5) items:

  • Proof of the right to work in the United Kingdom;
  • Two satisfactory references;
  • A full medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner appointed and paid by the Association, and receive a satisfactory report;
  • As the role includes working with young people, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate {previously known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check};
  • A Security Clearance if not already held.

To apply please send a CV of not more than 2 pages together with a covering letter giving evidence of how you fulfill the requirements of the role, electronically or by hard copy to Youth Secretary, Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London, Fulham House, 87 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS - gl-offcadets@rfca.mod.uk

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 May 2018 and interviews with retained candidates will take place the week commencing Monday 21 May 2018.

 

REGIONAL EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR RESERVE FORCES’ AND CADETS’ ASSOCIATION FOR GREATER LONDON

The above vacancy, operating from Fulham House, 87 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS needs to be filled at the earliest opportunity. This role requires regular travel across Greater London and occasionally to other parts of the UK.

The appointment calls for a probationary period of six (6) months, after the satisfactory completion of which the position will become permanent. The job description, including the required competencies, is attached hereto. The ideal candidate will have a management and organisational background with experience in business to business engagement and excellent communication, interpersonal, presentational and strong IT skills.

The salary for this position, including the London Weighting Allowance of £3,000 per annum, is £35,387 per annum. In addition, the successful candidate would be eligible to join our pension scheme. The annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus Bank Holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years of service or if prequalification criteria are met.

Offers of employment will be conditional on the following:

  • The applicant must prove that he/she has the right to work in the UK;
  • The applicant must submit to a full medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner appointed and paid for by the Association;
  • Satisfactory references;
  • Successful completion of the Baseline Personal Security Standards (BPSS)check;
  • The applicant must agree to sign a contract.

To apply please send a CV of not more than 2 pages together with a covering letter giving evidence of how you fulfill the requirements of the role, electronically or by hard copy to Head of Support Services, Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London, Fulham House, 87 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS - gl-offman@rfca.mod.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 14 May 2018 and interviews for retained candidates will take place on Monday 21 May 2018

 

 

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