We have a full time vacancy with an immediate start date as an Administrative Officer (E1). This is a permanent Crown Servant position based at Cumbria ACF, Ypres Block, The Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR.

The salary offered is £20,919 per annum.  The successful applicant will be eligible to join the CRFCA pension scheme which is a Career Average Revalued Earnings Scheme (CARE).

The position is a full time appointment working 37 hours per week (Monday Friday).  The working hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: 0830 – 1630 hrs
  • Friday: 0830 – 1600 hrs

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has administrative experience working in a fast paced office.  In exchange for your experience, we offer free car parking and a day off for your birthday. 

The successful candidates 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.

A Job Description and Personal Specification is attached here and the full Vacancy Notice is attached here.

If you wish to apply for this post, please send us a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4, along with your CV.  In your covering letter, please focus on the reasons for your application, with reference to the headings in the Person Specification. Indicate, providing evidence, how your knowledge, skills, experience and personal attributes either at work, or elsewhere, qualify you to excel in the duties and responsibilities set out in the main activities/key tasks of the Job Description.  Please send your letter and CV to:

Head of Human Resources (Cumbria ACF AO)


Alt House

Altcar Training Camp


L38 7JD

Telephone:    07816599226


The closing date for applications is Friday 26 March 2021, with interviews being held on Thursday 8 April 2021.

Applicants selected for interview will be offered the choice of either a virtual, or a socially distanced, face to face interview (at Cumbria ACF, Carlisle Castle).

As a result of the ongoing HM Government COVID restrictions, you may be required to carry out your work through a mixture of working from home, and working from the office, with some face to face meetings (ensuring appropriate COVID safety measures) and some virtual meetings.  The Policy of NW RFCA will adapt with ongoing changes to HM Government Direction.

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