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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-6 - PO - Sgt
Petty Officer

14/01/2024, 23:55 

Royal Navy
RN Engineer GS
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

Primary role(s):-
1.    To maintain the operational efficiency of the DefDig National Joint Special Commcen (NJSC) during his/her period of duty.
2.    Ensuring established procedures are adhered to throughout their shift

Secondary role(s):-
1.    To act as divisional senior rating for all junior ratings on his/her watch so that all divisional needs and requirements are met.
2.    To act as 1RO for military personnel on their watch as directed.
3.    To maintain the security of the DefDig NJSC Commcen and its contents on behalf of the OIC DefDig NJSC during his/her watch.
4.    To train operators to achieve a competent level of expertise in the Special communications procedures and doctrines, and to provide task book and training guide training for ratings.
5.    To recognise, apply and promote UKStratCom DefDig core values and behaviours.

Principal tasks:-
1.    . The DefDig DIMHS Watch Supervisor is to be fully conversant with the procedures and operating instructions laid down in:
a.    DefDig Commcen Standing Orders.
b.    All relevant General Service and Special Communications publications.
c.    Any temporary or standing operating instructions/procedures that may be promulgated.
2.    Establish and conduct a close and satisfactory liaison with the Northwood engineering staff to fulfil the primary purpose.
3.    To maintain a log of all signal traffic affecting the current and future operations of DefDig DIMHS circuits.
4.    To promulgate to higher/relevant authorities the failure to achieve external mobile connectivity one hour after promulgated activation times.
5.    Maintain a full written account of all engineering/personnel/relevant occurrences during the period of his/her watch.
6.    Provide a weekly brief to OIC DIMHS/DIMHS CPO(OPS) on operational and cryptographic matters.
7.    Check Decrypt all off-line signals prior to transmission.
8.    Inform the relevant Daystaff of any major occurrences/staff absences/computer/database problems or circuit outages in excess of 1 hour, which may affect operational effectiveness of the DIMHS Commcen.  Ensuring that GIN signals are sent in accordance with RNCP 1 if required.
9.    Liaise with the DIMHS computer operator on all matters affecting the operations of the DIMHS computer.
10.    Maintain/update database records in accordance with promulgated amendments or as directed by the DIMHS DBM.
11.    To train all operators to achieve a competent level of expertise in their assigned tasks within the DIMHS Commcen and give guidance and training towards completion of ratings task book.
12.    To forward draft reports and request forms to relevant divisional officers as required.
13.    Conduct a muster of all accountable material under his/her charge during the period of watch.
14.    Ensure the correct handling/distribution of DELTEXT messages by the off line crypto operator.
15.    Promulgate to relevant authorities, the Northwood daily SI ROUTEMASTER.
16.    To send the daily “night report” email to DefDig Messaging Desk, Corsham.

Secondary tasks:-
1.    Carry out daily destruction of keymat with an authorised person.
2.    Maintain and update watch training records
3.    Implement Changes/Corrections to publications as laid down in Operating Instructions

Must be an OR6 of ENG CIS specialisation. OR4applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent SJAR will be considered. 

 OR7 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OR6.

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

Pre-joining Essential : DV including Sensitive Post Check (SPC)

Core Competencies – required background experience and attributes:

  • Seeing the Big Picture            
  • Making Effective Decisions    
  • Delivering Value for Money   
  • Managing a Quality Service    
  • Collaborating and Partnering
  • Delivering at Pace 

Pre-joining Desirable: GENOP and COMPOP Training

Core Competencies – required background experience and attributes:

  • Building Capability for All   
  • Leading and Communicating 

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

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 rate, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rate or more above or one rate only below the advertised rate. Applicants one rate below may be employed in the acting higher rate (excluding the advertised rate of WO2 or WO1) if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rate then the rate 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.

Ex-Regular Reserves other ranks of an equivalent rank from sister services may apply, however will have to transfer to the RFR and conduct a period of Marinisation if they are selected as the preferred candidate.

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