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Full-time Cadet Executive Officer

Shropshire Army Cadet Force

Applications are invited for the post of Cadet Executive Officer with Shropshire Army Cadet Force. The successful candidate will be located in the County Headquarters, Shropshire ACF, Copthorne Barracks, Shrewsbury SY3 8LZ.

The salary for the appointment commences at £41,173 which includes an addition for working unsocial hours and for hours worked in excess of standard hours. In addition, the successful candidate will be required, as a condition of their employment, to hold a commission in the Army Cadet Force at the rank of Major, for which they will receive payment at the appropriate rate up to 28 days per annum.

There is a holiday entitlement of 25 days (30 days for those with a minimum of 5 years public/military service).

Working through the Deputy Chief Executive as Line Manager, the successful applicant will be answerable to the Chief Executive and must have ideally served in the Armed Forces or Cadet Forces. You should have experience in the following:

  1.  A sound knowledge of the military system and a wide administrative experience.
  2.  Be familiar with all aspects of military accounting procedures.
  3.  Be able to advise the County Commandant on all aspects of the ACS21 Syllabus.
  4.  Be conversant with staff work to facilitate dealing with military headquarters at various levels.

The appointment is for a probationary period of six months in the first instance after which it may be confirmed to the normal retirement age.

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Applicants will be required to provide two suitable referees with their permission and must undergo Security Clearance (SC) and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Disclosures may affect your appointment to the job.

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.

Applications should comprise:

  • A current CV of no more than two pages.
  • A short covering letter demonstrating how they meet the essential requirements of this job and why they consider themselves suitable for the position, indicating their interest and motivation to assume this role.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a covering letter and current Curriculum Vitae by no later than Noon Monday 8th July 2024 to Head of Support Services/RSA via email at or post to West Midland RFCA, Tennal Grange, Tennal Road, Harborne, Birmingham B32 2HX.

The shortlist of applicants called for interview will be notified as soon as possible after that date.

The date for interviews is Wednesday 17th July 2024.

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