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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland


A full time vacancy with an immediate start has arisen for a permanent Crown Servant position (Grade C2) in the role of the Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED), based at the Reserve Forces & Cadets Association for Northern Ireland (RFCA NI)

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Engagement and will be responsible for delivering a coherent employer engagement programme to support Defence purposes. The principal output is to assist in the development of an environment which will encourage employers to support Reservists from the three single Services, in order to meet Defence Requirements.

The successful applicant will have experience of working with and coordinating key stakeholders and partner organisations; proven communication, interpersonal and presentational skills; experience of event planning and delivery; and experience of budget planning and routine financial administration.

The successful applicant will be required to travel UK wide and occasional air, and train travel can be expected.  Applicants must have a valid driving licence in order to self–drive. 

The salary for the appointment at commencement is £33,000 (Crown Servant Grade C2 full-time post). The post holder will be required to work a 37 hour week, Monday to Friday (excluding lunchbreaks). The role will require the successful candidate to routinely work outside core working hours and also, the occasional weekends/Public Holiday as directed/agreed by the Line Manager. TOIL and/or exceptionally overtime will be paid.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Council of RFCA Pension Scheme which operates a Career Average Revalued Earnings Scheme (CARE).

The successful candidate will be entitled to 25 days’ annual leave (excluding Public Holidays) which increases to 30 days with 5 years’ service.  Prior employment with the Armed Forces or another Government Department will count towards qualifying years’ service for leave purposes.

The offer of employment will be conditional to the following:

  • Confirmation of the right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references
  • Successful completion of the Baseline Personal Security Standards check and an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

The successful candidate will be required to serve a probationary period of six months and final confirmation of the appointment is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of this probationary period.

Application forms, together with a full Job Description are available from: ni-adminao[AT]rfca[DOT]mod[DOT]uk.  

Interested Candidates are asked to return the application form along with a CV by noon on Friday 29th  October. They may be sent by mail to RFCA for Northern Ireland, 25 Windsor Park, Belfast, BT9 6FR or emailed to the Administration Office:  ni-adminao[AT]rfca[DOT]mod[DOT]uk

It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing 15th November 2021. Applicants selected for interview will be offered the choice of either a virtual, or a socially distanced, face to face interview at 25 Windsor Park.

The Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Northern Ireland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from eligible candidates no matter what their gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin or religious belief.