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Regiment Begins Recruitment

Governor Martyn Roper during the announcement of the Cayman Islands Regiment.

The Governor’s Office has issued a call for expressions of interest from potential officer recruits for the new Cayman Regiment. The National Security Council has given the green light to seek the formation of an initial force of seven officers and 50 reserve volunteers who will be put through initial training and equipped before summer 2020.

HE The Governor Martyn Roper said: “This is excellent news for Cayman. The primary role of the Regiment will be to provide Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief support following disasters. We’re now looking for a dynamic leader with UK military experience to take this exciting project forward. They will need to have a wide variety of skills including project management and will need to be adaptable, resilient and able to deal with the day-to-day challenges a programme like this will inevitably have. The role is part-time, for which a per diem allowance will be paid, and there will be opportunities to refresh, re-hone and improve existing skills and talents with further training with some of the best military teams in the world. And the candidate will need to be able to start work immediately.”

In terms of the Junior positions, the Governor said: “”We are looking for six Junior Officer recruits. We would like to employ them on one year, full-time, fixed term contracts after which they might become part-time reservists to enable them to continue their civilian careers, although there will also be some full-time positions created in future. During this year, the officers will receive basic training overseas and will also attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the UK. The recruits will help the Commanding Officer set up the Regiment and recruit 50 reservists initially. Eventually this number will rise to 150. Junior Officers would need to be available to start in February.”

Specific details of the roles are given below and draw on policy from UK Reserve Regiments. Expressions of interest should be emailed to staffoff@candw.ky by 1 January 2020.

Commanding Officer

This will be a part-time role. The Commanding Officer will work closely with the Governor’s Office and new Defence Board to shape the new Regiment and provide strategic direction on policy, training, equipment and Regimental ethos. Requirements for this position are as follows:

• Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in the British Armed Forces

• Aged between 23 and 50 years old

• Nationality: British Overseas Territories Citizen, British Citizen or Irish Citizen. Other Commonwealth applicants may be considered on a cases by case basis. Must be legally resident in Cayman.

• Minimum qualifications Bachelors Degree

• Experience and qualifications in project management preferred.

• Must pass medical and fitness test

• Required to start January 2020

• Part-time (hours to be agreed)

• Salary to be agreed

Junior Officers

• No minimum experience required but previous service in the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps or other military experience preferred

• Aged between 18 and 50 years old

• Nationality: British Overseas Territories Citizen, British Citizen or Irish Citizen. Other Commonwealth applicants may be considered on a cases by case basis. Must be legally resident in Cayman.

• Minimum qualifications: two ‘A’ levels at Grade C or above, two years study at UCCI or equivalent level of education

• Must pass medical and fitness test

• Required to start February 2020

• Full-time, one year, fixed term contract

• Salary to be agreed

For further information contact: Suzette Ebanks