Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (HRFCA) is an enabling organisation supporting Army Reserve and Cadet units across the Highlands of Scotland. Funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), one of our key, and expanding, functions is to provide administrative and logistical support to the Army Cadet Force (ACF), a vibrant national youth organisation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Full-Time Administrative Officer (AO) within HRFCA. Working from the Cadet Training Centre (CTC) at Boddam, near Peterhead, the successful applicant will provide office administrative and logistical support to 2nd Battalion, the Highlanders Army Cadet Force (2 Hldrs ACF). Applicants coming from an Armed Forces background, with office/logistical appointments would be advantageous. Other applications that show suitable experience may be considered. Through their inter-personal skills, the successful applicant will be expected to deliver diplomatic G1 (admin)/G4 (stores) advice and support.

Those employed within HRFCA are Crown Servants, and we are looking for an organised individual with excellent numeracy, literacy and information technology (IT) skills, who is able to learn new systems quickly, working with the minimum of supervision and be capable of dealing with other military organisations. Line management is through the Cadet Executive Officer (CEO).

There is a requirement for security clearance and a satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check. The starting salary is £19,911 per annum based on a 37 hour week. You are entitled, on entry, to 25 days’ paid leave (excluding public and privilege holidays) in each year, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ reckonable service. Prior service with HM Forces or Other Government Department (OGD) will count towards reckonable service. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to join the Council of RFCA Pension Scheme subject to the rules of the scheme. The scheme is a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) scheme, which has a personal contribution of 5% for members. 

Having a clean driving licence, with categories, D1+E, would be advantageous. The successful applicant will reside within reasonable commuting distance of the CTC and serve a six month probationary period in the first instance after which HRFCA may confirm as a permanent position.

Job seekers who consider themselves as suitable candidates are invited to apply for this post.

Applicants should forward a CV comprising no more than two pages, nominating two referees, and send this with a covering letter demonstrating how they meet the essential requirements of the position and their wider motivation for the role, to:

Head of Business Administration and Finance
Highland RFCA
365 Perth Road

Email: The closing date for applications is midday on 04 January 2019. Interviews will be held at CTC Boddam in January 2019 (date TBC), with a proposed start date of February 2019.

A full Job Description can be obtained from the above on request.

Reserve Forces