HIGHLAND RESERVE FORCES’ AND CADETS’ ASSOCIATION
Applications are invited for the post of part-time Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) at the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) head office in Dundee. This is a Crown Servant (Civil Servant Band C2 equivalent) post that is to be filled in June 2018. The salary is currently £15,568 for an 18.5 hour week. Annual leave, excluding Public Holidays, is 12.5 days per year, rising to 15 days after 5 years’ service; previous public sector employment may count towards qualifying years’ service. 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. The successful candidate will also be provided with on-the-job training and will undergo a six-month probationary period.
Highland RFCA is responsible for fostering and sustaining support for the Volunteer Reserve Forces and Service Cadet organisations, and acting as an advocate for Defence, throughout its area of responsibility, which extends northwards from Forth-Clyde to encompass the whole of the northern part of Scotland, its highlands and islands. The RFCA’s success relies on maintaining worthwhile and mutually-beneficial relationships with employers and employer organisations across its area, setting the conditions for the recruitment and retention of Volunteers Reservists. Working within a small dedicated team, the part-time REED shares responsibility with their full time equivalent for engaging with employers to elicit support for Volunteer Reservists and the wider Armed Forces community, including by encouraging employers to commit to the Armed Forces Covenant and to consider enrolling in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
The successful candidate will have gained management experience in public or private sector organisations, including an appreciation of commercial pressures and priorities. They will also possess proven planning and organisational abilities and be able to demonstrate the communication, interpersonal and presentational skills necessary to influence effectively at senior level. Knowledge or experience of the volunteer reserve, regular armed forces or MOD civil service would be an advantage. The successful applicant will have good IT skills including familiarity with MS Office applications, together with practical experience of operating and managing a database. In order to participate in activities outwith normal working hours, the position involves some evening and weekend working, which will attract the payment of overtime or Time off in Lieu. The post also entails significant travel throughout the Highland RFCA area and occasional nights away, and a full driving licence and use of a car are therefore essential. Motor mileage allowance is payable for business travel. The successful candidate will live within reasonable commuting distance of Dundee.
Applicants should forward a covering letter to Dai John, Highland RFCA Head of Engagement, at email@example.com, 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 sent by email by not later than Monday 7 May 2018. Interviews will be conducted in mid-May, and the successful applicant will be notified by the end of May, taking up the appointment in July. Should prospective candidates wish to obtain further information about this post prior to submitting their application they are encouraged to do so.
VACANCY FOR POST OF CARETAKER
CADET TRAINING CENTRE BARRY BUDDON
A vacancy has become available for the post of caretaker at the Cadet Training Centre Barry Buddon. The post is a member of Industrial Staff Grade (Skill Zone 1) and the salary is £16,047. The post is full time. 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.
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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
365 Perth Road
The closing date for applications is Friday 11 May 2018.
Interviews for the post will be held on the morning of Thursday 17 May 2018 at the Cadet Training Centre, Barry Buddon with the intention that the successful applicant will take up post commencing soon thereafter.