Voluntary role – Commandant Cornwall Army Cadet Force

22.02.2021

Applications are invited for the position of Commandant Cornwall Army Cadet Force, based at Bodmin.  The post will become available in September 2021. 

The post of Cadet Commandant is a voluntary appointment for a three-year tenure, extendable by a further two years if agreed by HQ South West and the incumbent and considered as being in the best interests of Cornwall ACF.

Under the regulations for a Cadet Force Commission, the successful applicant will assume the substantive ACF rank of Lieutenant Colonel and will be entitled to the unpaid acting rank of Colonel subject to the completion of the necessary Cadet Force courses and training.

They will also be eligible for up to a maximum of 28 days’ “Volunteer Allowance” and will be entitled to residence to place of duty and motor mileage allowances whilst on official duty.

Candidates should ideally have held the paid rank of Major or above/equivalent in the Regular Forces, Reserves or Cadet Movement and should be under the age of 62 or ideally 60 years of age on the date of application.

It is a requirement under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Code of Practice that this position requires an ‘Enhanced Disclosure’ prior to appointment.

Application forms and a Role Specification (which is an extract from the Army Cadet Force Regulations) may be obtained from:

            Mrs Rose Buttle

            Assistant to Head of Support Services

            Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association

            Mount House

            Mount Street

            TAUNTON

            TA1 3QE

            E-mail: wx-offao@rfca.mod.uk

            Tel: Taunton (01823) 217952    

Applicants should apply by Wednesday 31 March 2021, returning the Application Form together with a covering letter highlighting their skills and qualities for the position and the names and contact details of 2 referees.

It is envisaged that the Selection Board will take place in April/May 2021.



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