SO3 ATTRACT OPS EMEA
A vacancy has arisen for a Flight Lieutenant to serve as the SO3 Attract Ops EMEA located at the Armed Forces Careers Office Peterborough, on Full Time Reserve Service (Home Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service, with a proposed start date of 7 February 2022 (or earlier).
The primary purpose of RAF Recruiting Attract Activity (formerly Outreach and Engagement) is to raise awareness of RAF commissioned, SNCO Aircrew/ Controller and ground trades career opportunities in the Area’s educational establishments and uniformed youth organisations, particularly in support of diverse recruitment. This is largely achieved through the delivery of careers presentations, attendance at careers fairs and facilitation of various curriculum-based activities that support DfE’s Gatsby Benchmarks and are dependent on the target audience. The SO3 Attract Ops, as an Area asset, is expected to conduct and oversee activity across the full extent of the EM&EA Area, which comprises the counties of Lincolnshire (including N and NE Lincs), Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and northern Hertfordshire.
The SO3 Attract Ops EMEA is responsible to the SO2 Area Cdr EM&EA for:
- The coordination and overseeing of all Area Attract activities in accordance with the Area Attract Plan. The SO3 Attract Ops also creates opportunities to further public awareness of the RAF by RAF Recruiting’s involvement in wider engagement activities, such as virtual events, air shows, and sponsored events.
- Being the line manager for the 4-pers Specialist Engagement Team (SET), the 2-pers Area Outreach Team (AOT) and the WO Community Careers Liaison Officer (CCLO) with oversight responsibility for their activities.
- The standardisation of training of EM&EA Area recruiting staff involved in the delivery of Attract activities and also for the delivery of the Attract training element on the R&S Recruiting Course.
- The compilation of Area Attract statistics and ensuring all such activity is recorded on the UCE database.
The SO3 Attract Ops EMEA has the services of a full-time Admin Officer (E1). A Service vehicle is provided for the SO3 Attract Ops’ use on duty.
The normal routine consists of time on the road visiting educational establishments to conduct Attract activities either individually or with other EM&EA Attract or AFCO staff members, alongside administrative functions within AFCO Peterborough or the Attract office at RAF Wittering. In addition, the SO3 Attract Ops may be called upon to assist with CCLO visits or assist Area AFCOs by conducting presentations and interviews, along with any other duties as determined by SO1 Recruitment Force or Area Cdr EM&EA.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake the 3-week Recruitment Course held at RAF Cranwell, unless already pre-qualified.
- Must either have been, or currently be, a Flt Lt or a Fg Off who is eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3393 Vol 1 and AP 7000.
- Broad Service and administrative experience including a broad knowledge of RAF Branches and Trades.
- Prior to commencing employment, the incumbent will be required to undergo a DBS (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check.
- Full UK driving licence.
- Previous RAF recruiting experience.
- Comprehensive understanding of R&S’ diverse recruitment imperative.
- Completion of JOCC or JOD.
- Completion of mandatory Equal Opportunities training.
Applications. Candidate’s letters of application, including a 2-page (maximum) CV and copies of last 4 appraisal reports, should be sent to:
Flt Lt Williams
Acting Area Cdr EM&EA
The closing date for applications is 30 Nov 21.
Unless already holding a commission in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be commissioned in the RAFR with a liability for call-out for permanent service.
The appointment is on FTRS (HC) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Part 1 Chapter 16 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 until 31 Mar 24.
Confirmation of appointment will depend on successful completion of a RAF Medical Board. Personnel who do not meet the Age/Permanent Joint Medical Employment Standard (PJMES) may apply for the appointment but will only be considered subject to an executive waiver process on a case by case basis.
Candidates who have been out of regular or reserve service for more than 5 years may be considered for this appointment. Prior approval must be sought from the relevant Branch & Trade Advisor in order to confirm current and past experience prior to being invited to interview.
Regular Service Applicants. Personnel currently serving in the Regular Royal Air Force should be mindful of the current Early Termination Minimum Waiting Time (MWT) for their respective Rank, Branch/Trade and ensure this MWT is compatible with the post sponsors proposed start date, prior to applying.
Ex-service candidates who have been administratively discharged through the QR1027 process will have their applications rejected as they are not eligible to join the RAF Reserves in accordance with AP 3391 (Vol 3, Lft 207, Annex L, Para 1a).
Pension Issues. Personnel who qualify for a service pension should take financial advice from Defence Business Services (DBS) Pensions Department on the effect that undertaking reserve service has on their pension (details can be found on the JPA splash screen). Additional guidance can also be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pensions-and-compensation-for-veterans. Of particular note is reference to the ‘Effect of Re-employment on Commutation’.
Flexible Working Arrangements. In accordance with the Flexible Working (FW) Policy, Reserves personnel are able to request FW arrangements with their line manager. Any immediate FW requirements should be agreed with the line management at the interview stage.
Individual Reinforcement Training (IRT) (Module 1) and RAF Fitness Test (RAFFT). Reserve personnel are required to maintain currency in IRT and the RAFFT iaw the relevant TCoS. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake IRT and the RAFFT within 6 months of commencing employment (if required).
Annual Salary and Leave. Pay will be in accordance with the pay scales published for the reserve air forces. Leave entitlement is detailed in JSP 760.
Accommodation. Personnel serving on FTRS (HC) TCoS are eligible to occupy Single Living Accommodation (SLA) if available, at entitled rates, if serving within the Air Command TLB.
This opportunity is closed to applications.