Cadet Executive Officer – Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force


A vacancy has arisen for a Cadet Executive Officer (CEO) with the County of Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force (ACF). This is a full-time post based at Cheltenham and the post holder is expected to reside within daily travelling distance.

The Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association (RFCA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the 3,600 tri-service Reservists and 14,600 Cadets across seven counties in the South West (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, the City & County of Bristol and Gloucestershire) and on the Channel Islands, as well as providing support and assistance to the employers of Reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

As an organisation we engage with the community in order to improve understanding of the roles and needs of the Armed Forces in general and the Reserve and Cadet Forces in particular. We are dedicated to raising awareness of the contribution they make to the nation and our region. Most importantly, we ensure that the outstanding contribution made to the local community by members of the Reserve and Cadet Forces is recognised and celebrated by the local community.

The CEO provides the day-to-day administrative and logistic support to ensure that the ACF in the County is able to train effectively and safely. The key areas are:

• Staff officer and advisor to the ACF Commandant.

• To act as the Designated Safeguarding Lead, responsible for safeguarding management, training and advice.

• Management of the professional support staff.

• Compliance with legislation on security and health and safety matters.

• Management of public and non-public funds.

• Compliance with military and civilian requirements for the good management of the estate, vehicles and equipment.

• Secretary to the Gloucestershire Joint Service Cadet Committee.

Previous commissioned service in the Armed Forces or emergency services would be advantageous. A driving licence is a condition of employment as is an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

The salary is £38,501 which includes an addition for working unsocial, and in excess of standard, hours. CEOs are employed on an All Hours Worked contract which is based on an average of 42.5 hours worked per week, over a rolling 17 week period.

Annual leave, excluding public holidays, is 25 days per annum rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service. Previous service in the public sector will count towards qualifying years’ service.

The successful applicant will be eligible to elect to join the Council of RFCAs Pension Scheme. This is a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Scheme.

For an application form and job description please visit

Completed application forms with Curriculum Vitae required by Friday 28 January 2022.

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