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Start date Aug / Sept 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Estates Facilities Manager at East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) based in 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:

-Managing the Association utilities, cleaning, waste disposal and grounds maintenance contracts

-Act as the Association health & safety and environmental protection advisor

-Management of accommodation stores and the Association vehicle fleet

-Maximise revenue from hiring / letting of the Association built assets

We are looking for a highly organised individual with a flair for delivering value for money. The right candidate must be able to manage multiple contracts and suppliers and will be an excellent budget manager.

Knowledge of maximising revenue from hiring properties is desirable but not essential. The post holder will be expected to travel throughout the region as required.

A qualification in facilities management and / or membership of IWFM, or other professional body, is desirable as is a formal health & safety qualification (IOSH / NEBOSH).

This post is for 42 hours per week including lunch breaks. This position attracts a current salary of £25,967 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. Measures are in place to manage the current COVID-19 situation, including social distancing and the ability to work from home for some tasks with an issued laptop.

Application forms and a full job description can be obtained from the download panel and returned to:

FM Vacancy 

East Anglia RFCA

250 Springfield Road




01245 244802


Closing date for applications is 1200hrs 30 July 2020. Interviews for selected candidates will be held 05 August 2020, in person or by Video Call, with a view for the successful candidate to start in Aug / Sept 2020.



1. Application for the volunteer role of Army Cadets National Sergeant Major Instructor are now

invited from suitably qualified members of the Army Cadets.

2. Applicants are invited to submit a letter setting out the relevant skills and experience that

would qualify them for this senior volunteer role, and a CV not longer than two pages.

Applications are to be sent electronically to:

Ms Marie Cook, SO2 Pers (

Applicants should also arrange for a letter/e-mail from their Colonel Cadets,

Cadet Commandant or previous Commanding Officer supporting their application.

3. Before submitting an application, candidates must confirm that they meet all the

requirements for membership of the ACF as set out in AC14233 The Army Cadet Force

Regulations, available on the Defence Gateway.

4. The closing date for applications is: 1200hrs on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

5. The successful candidate will be notified by Cadets Branch shortly after the date of the board

and it is expected that they will remain in role for a period of three years. Once appointed, the role

holder will remain with an ACF county for administration purposes for that period.

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