Head of Finance and HR


A vacancy has arisen for a Head of Finance and HR with the Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadets Association based in Taunton, Somerset. The Association provides support to the Reserve Forces and Cadets throughout the South West.

The Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association (RFCA) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the 4,500 tri-service Reservists and 14,600 Cadets across the seven counties of the South West (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire Wiltshire, the City & County of Bristol) plus 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.

Applicants will be required to have experience of cash flow management, preparation and monitoring of budgets, preparation of statutory accounts for audit, savings/efficiency measures, sales/purchase ledger, HR and payroll. The job also entails the supervision of the Finance Executive Officer. It is desirable that the applicant holds a formal accountancy qualification e.g. ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA or ACCA and will have appropriate HR knowledge and experience.

The salary is £40,000 per annum.

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 www.wessex-rfca.org.uk

Completed application forms with Curriculum Vitae required by Monday 7 February 2022.

Interview Date: Tuesday 22 February 2022.

Reserve Forces