Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (HRFCA) is an enabling organisation that supports the Army Reserve and Cadet Forces 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 Quartermaster (CQM) within HRFCA. 

The post is primarily based at Battalion Headquarters, The Black Watch Battalion Army Cadet Force, Queens Barracks, Perth. However, operation throughout our Area of Responsibility (Perthshire and Fife) is a key requirement. It is desirable that applicants reside within a reasonable commuting distance of Perth. 

The organisation seeks a motivated individual with excellent leadership and communication skills, who is able to learn new systems quickly and operate with minimum supervision. The candidate should be capable of dealing with other military organisations. Previous military and logistical experience would be beneficial, but is not essential. A full UK driving licence with categories including D1+E is essential. 

The starting salary of £28,859 is based on an All Hours Worked (AHW) contract of 46.5 hours per week, which includes designated breaks. The role requires occasional evening and weekend operation. 

On appointment the successful applicant will be entitled to 25 days paid leave (excluding public and privilege holidays) per annum, rising to 30 days after five 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.

Those employed within HRFCA are Crown Servants. As a condition of employment, the successful applicant is required to enrol into the ACF and will receive the appropriate Volunteer Allowance (VA) when attending Cadet Force activities. 

On appointment, the role requires the individual to hold Security Clearance and be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Successful applicants will serve a six-month probationary period in the first instance after which HRFCA may confirm as a permanent position. Line management is through the Cadet Executive Officer (CEO).

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

Applicants should forward a covering letter demonstrating how they meet the essential requirements of the position and their wider motivation for the role. Additionally a CV of no more than two pages, with two nominated referees, should be enclosed. All applications should be sent to:

Head of Business Administration and Finance
Highland RFCA
365 Perth Road

or Email: 

The closing date for applications is noon on 24 January 2020. Interviews will be held at Battalion Headquarters, The Black Watch Battalion ACF, Army Reserve Centre, Queens Barracks, Perth, PH1 5BT over the week 10-14 February 2020, with a proposed start date of 16 March 2020.

Further information and a full Job Description can be obtained from the Head of Business Administration and Finance on request.

Reserve Forces