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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr
Lieutenant-Commander, Major (RM)

09/10/2022, 23:55 

3 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
UK STRATCOM HQ, Northwood, Sandy Lane,
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

Unit Function

Strategic Command develops, generates, operates, integrates unique and pan-Defence capabilities to maintain operational and strategic advantage. 

Position Role

SO2 Assurance – Lead for assurance of UCM Cell functions


Deputise for the SO1 in their absence.

Develop and execute UCM Assurance Plan

Liaise with external stakeholders for 2nd/3rd Lines of Assurance

Monitor and report on improvement plans to rectify identified areas for improvement

Maintain UCM Lessons Database

Act as Line Manager for Assurance AO

Submit all supporting documentation and Staff work.

Produce timely updates to the CoC and react to short notice requests.


As a Full Commitment role, a successful applicant will be entitled to standard allowances and accommodation, opening it to personnel not living in the Northwood area. This role is largely based on remote working, with up to 2 days/week in office (although likely to be lower). There may be an occasional requirement to attend meetings in other locations including, but not limited to, London, Glasgow, High Wycombe and Portsmouth.

Employer Comments

UCM Cell Role: Within UKStratCom HQ, the UCM Cell conducts the workforce management functions for personnel in cadres that are administered under UCM, including Workforce Planning, Career Management and Capability Management.

There are no medical constraints on deployability, provided the successful applicant can travel to Northwood for face-to-face meetings.

Career Management experience is desirable, but not essential



Must be an OF3 of ANY specialisation. OF2 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR will be considered. 

OF4 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OF3.

Must be serving as a member of the Reserve Forces or have served with the Regular Forces.

Career Management Experience

Applicants will undergo an initial eligibility sift. Successful applicants will have their details forwarded to the Post Sponsor to arrange interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Following interviews; the successful applicant will be informed that they are the Preferred Candidate with details being sent to the CM RES FTRS Cell who will continue the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Once the recruitment process is complete then the Preferred Candidate will be invited to take up FTRS.


The start date will be ASAP

This advert will close within two weeks of an application being received

Eligibility for FTRS/ADC

Any member of the Maritime Volunteer Reserves (RNR, RMR) or the Royal Fleet Reserves (RFR) (Ex-Regular Reserve) may volunteer to undertake a period of FTRS/ADC. Ex-Regular personnel whose RFR liability has run out may be re-instated to take up FTRS/ADC.

Applicants undertaking a period of FTRS/ADC must be suitably qualified by rank, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank or more above or one rank only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be employed in the acting higher rank if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank then the rank worn will be appropriate to that of the position. Exceptions will not normally be considered.

Applicants must also be medically fit to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake. Personnel who have been discharged P8 permanently unsuitable Naval Service through the MBOS and Employability Board will not be considered.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.