Applications are invited for the post of Estates Officer (North East) for the Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (HRFCA) based in our Aberdeen Office, Gordon Barracks, Aberdeen, AB23 8DB. Date of appointment will be dependent on the availability of the successful candidate, but is expected to be by January 2021.

The Post is Permanent/full-time based on a 37-hour working week. This is a Crown Servant (Civil Servant Band D equivalent) post and the salary is £26,350. 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 Aberdeen 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, 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 23rd November 2020.

Interviews will be conducted on 1st December 2020 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.

Reserve Forces