Vacancies


HRFCA VACANCY NOTICE 
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER 

Applications are invited for the post of Communications Officer, based at the Head Office of HRFCA in Dundee. This is a Crown Servant (Civil Service Pay Band E1 equivalent) post to be filled by October 2018. The current salary is £19,559 for a 37 hour week. Annual leave, excluding Public Holidays, is 25 days per year, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service; previous public sector employment may count towards this. The successful candidate will be entitled to join the Council of RFCA’s Pension Scheme which operates on a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) basis and has a personal contribution for members of 5% of pensionable earnings. The post entails a six-month probationary period.

The success of HRFCA is reliant on its ability to engage and communicate effectively with a diverse range of internal and external audiences throughout its area of responsibility, extending northwards from Forth-Clyde to encompass the whole of the northern part of Scotland, its Highlands and Islands. HRFCA identifies the messages relevant to each audience, the ways in which they are conveyed, together with the necessary communications, marketing and Public Relations (PR) activities to ensure their effective dissemination.

Working within a small dedicated engagement team, the Communications Officer is responsible for supporting the Head of Communications in the delivery of communications, marketing and PR activities. These will include organising community engagement events, open evenings, receptions and meetings, as well as HRFCA’s contribution to town shows, armed forces week events and other externally-organised activities. They will assist with the production of in-house publications, press releases and advertisements, and will contribute to the sustainment of HRFCA’s social media profile. They will also assist with the administration of HRFCA’s volunteer membership, and help to support HRFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Directors in their employer engagement role.

The successful candidate will have good literacy, numeracy and IT skills including Microsoft Office applications. They will also have experience gained in a communications, PR or marketing environment, and will be able to demonstrate the ability to organise successful events. They will be confident and will enjoy working with people in an outward-facing role, including with the reserve and cadet forces, the public and business sectors, education and charitable organisations. They will be prepared to undertake some evening and weekend working and the occasional night away from home, reimbursed with Time off in Lieu. The successful candidate will live within reasonable commuting distance of Dundee.

Applicants should forward a covering letter to Dai John, HRFCA Head of Engagement, at hi-headeng@rfca.mod.uk, by not later than Friday 31 August 2018, setting out their suitability, interest and motivation for this post, together with a CV of a maximum of two pages. Interviews will be conducted during the first week in September.

For the full job description, click HERE.


HRFCA VACANCY NOTICE
ESTATES OFFICER (NORTH)

Applications are invited for the post of Estates Officer (North) for the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (HRFCA) based in our Inverness Office, Gordonville Road, Inverness, IV2 4SU. Date of appointment will be dependent on the availability of the successful candidate but is expected to be by the end of September 2018.

The Post is Permanent/full-time based on a 37 hour working week. This is a Crown Servant (Civil Servant Band D equivalent) and the salary is £24,934. The successful candidate will be eligible to join the Council of RFCA’s Pension Scheme which operates on a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) basis and has a personal contribution for members of 5% of pensionable earnings. Annual leave, excluding Public Holidays, is 25 days per year, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service; previous public sector employment may count towards qualifying years’ service. Applicants must have a clean driving licence and should live within reasonable commuting distance of the Inverness office. A significant amount of travel is involved therefore candidates must be prepared to travel and spend nights away from home, for which reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. An Association vehicle is provided.

As a minimum applicants must be educated to HND in a building surveying or construction related discipline. Alternatively membership of the Institute of Clerk of Works or Institute of Maintenance and Building Management would also be acceptable.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of all property management services, including routine maintenance, to all HRFCA-administered properties in the North of Scotland. A full job description is available with the application form.

The successful candidate will also be provided with on-the-job training and will undergo a six-month probationary period.

Applicants should forward a covering letter to Craig Ansell, Head of Business Administration and Finance, Highland RFCA, Seathwood, 365 Perth Road, DUNDEE, DD2 1LX at hi-finance@rfca.mod.uk, setting out their suitability, interest and motivation for this post, together with a CV of no more than two pages. They should also nominate two referees. Applications should be received by noon on 30th August 2018. Interviews will be conducted on 11th September 2018 and the successful applicant will be notified soon thereafter. Should prospective candidates wish to obtain further information about this post prior to submitting their application they are encouraged to do so.

For the full job description, click HERE.


HRFCA VACANCIES NOTICE
CADET ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT (CAA)
CADET STORES ASSISTANT (CSA)

Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (HRFCA) is an enabling organisation supporting the Army Reserve and Cadet units across the Highlands of Scotland. Funded by the Ministry of Defence, 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 Cadet Administration Assistant (CAA) within HRFCA. The successful applicant will provide Administrative and Logistical support to a Cadet Company of 2nd Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force (2 Hldrs ACF). Applicants coming from an Armed Forces background, with RQMS/CQMS appointments would be advantageous. Other applications that show suitable experience may be considered. Through their inter-personal skills, deliver diplomatic G1/G2/G4 advice, using relevant Joint Service Publications (JSPs), to Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV) within their Area of Responsibility (AOR).

A further exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Cadet Stores Assistant (CSA) within HRFCA. The successful applicant will provide logistical support throughout 2 Hldrs AOR through the CAA’s. Applicants coming from an Armed Forces background, with RQMS/CQMS appointments would be advantageous. Other applications that show suitable experience may be considered. The main accounting process is through G4 Westminster. Knowledge of the Defence Logistical Framework (DLF) is a key driver of the appointment.

Those employed within HRFCA are Crown servants, and are looking for an organised individual with excellent numeracy, literacy and Information Technology skills, who is able to learn new systems quickly, working with the minimum of supervision. Be capable of dealing with other military organisations. Line management is through the Cadet Executive Officer (CEO), daily supervision through the Cadet Quartermaster (CQM).

As a condition of employment successful applicants are required to enrol into the ACF and will receive the appropriate Volunteer Allowance (VA) when attending as a CFAV. There is a requirement for security clearance and a satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

The starting salary is £22,780, based on an All Hours Worked (AHW) contract, 47 hours, which includes lunch breaks. This allows some working during evenings and weekends. 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, C+E would be advantageous. Based at the Cadet Training Centre (CTC) Boddam, successful applicants will reside within reasonable commuting distance. Successful applicants will serve a 6-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 2 pages, nominate two referees, and send both 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
Seathwood
365 Perth Road
DUNDEE
DD2 1LX

Email: hi-finance@rfca.mod.uk The closing date for applications is midday on 24 August 2018. Interviews will be held at Boddam on 06 September 2018, with a proposed start date for both appointments on 08 October 2018.

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

At the interviews on 06 September 2018, the intention is to consider applications for both vacancies. However, submissions can indicate a preference for one or both vacancies.

 

Reserve Forces
Cadets