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Start date July 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Cadet Administrative Assistant (Headquarters) at East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) based at Essex Army Cadet Force HQ,  Chelmsford, Essex.

East Anglia RFCA is one of 13 RFCAs across the UK and widely recognised as the most valuable, knowledgeable and authoritative body in support of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force Reserve Forces and Cadet Organisations in East Anglia. The Association is an arms-length public body, apolitical and independent from the Ministry of Defence although funded by it to deliver its three mandated Defence outputs of managing the Reserve and Cadet Estates, Community and Employer Engagement, and support to Cadets.

As a public sector organisation with Crown status, we are looking for an organised individual with excellent numeracy and literacy skills, who is computer literate and able to learn new systems quickly and work with the minimum of supervision. Good communication and inter-personal skills are required.

Range of tasks include:

  • Stores Management and Accounting.
  • Motor transport management.
  • SHEF Management.
  • Oversight of the county Cadet Training Centre.

You must have experience of, and preferably be qualified in, Safety, Health, Environmental and Fire matters and Stores Management.   The successful candidate must complete the Ammunition Storeman’s course within twelve months of taking up post, if not already qualified.  You may be expected to travel throughout the region and be flexible with working hours as some evening & weekend work will be necessary.

The post is for 47 hours a week on an All Hours Worked contract. This position attracts a current salary of £23,190 p.a.  Additional benefits include a generous defined benefit pension scheme, annual leave of 25 days plus public holidays (rising to 30 days after 5 years of service) and free on-site parking.

Application forms and a full job description can be obtained from the Downloads Panel and returned to:

CAA Essex Vacancy, East Anglia RFCA, 250 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6BU

01245 244802,, @EastAngliaRFCA

Applicants will be asked to share examples of proactive behaviour, teamwork and problem-solving at interviews.

Closing date for applications is 1200hrs 10 June 2019. Interviews for selected candidates will be held 20 June 2019 with a view for the successful candidate to start in July 2019.

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