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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-4 - LH/LR - Cpl

07/03/2024, 23:55 

April 2024
3 years
Royal Air Force
TG18 – Logistics
Logistics (Supplier)
RAF Brize Norton
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Corporal - Logs (Sup) - to serve as JNCO Training Instructor 501 Sqn, RAF Brize Norton on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 02 April 2024.

This post is responsible to the 501 Sqn Training Officer for the planning, delivery, facilitation and oversight of Logistics Supply phase 2 training, as well as liaison with the Ops Flt Cdrs, for the development of Operational Personnel.

Job specification:

The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for the delivery of phase 2 Logistics Supply training to both 501 Sqn trainees, as well as trainees from across the RAuxAF.

Specifically, the JNCO Logs (Supply) Trainer is responsible for the following:

  • Maintain currency in trade training delivery. This will be achieved as part of the CPD process by regular liaison and occasional embedding with Regular Supply Sections.
  • Ensuring that all training is conducted in accordance the Defence System Approach to Training (DSAT) and compliant with Sqn training support documentation including the Sqn Training Quality Manual and DCLPA distributed training procedures.
  • Maintaining Logs Supply records for Sqn personnel and managing a MJDI Inventory. Ensure any Sqn Supply items are ordered in a timely manner.
  • Coordinating and implementing specialist training; including placement of PTVR on external courses.
  • Advising, through the chain of command, on all matters relating to Supply training policy and RAF training procedures.
  • Develop the Operational Flight Training Packages in conjunction with the Training Officer and Ops Flt Cdrs.
  • Liaison with the Sqn Training Officer to insert all Supply training serials into the Annual Training Programme.
  • Ensure practical consolidation opportunities to enable Ph 2 trainees to gain OPS and maintain currency.
  • Undertake quality checks on the Trg process e.g. TATs progress/completion.

Furthermore, the post holder will be expected to:

  • Work effectively, independently and as part of a team.
  • Communicate (written, verbal and presentational) effectively.
  • Maintain Sqn databases (Electronically).
  • Attend monthly (occasionally more frequent) Training Weekends at both RAF Brize Norton and other Defence sites.
  • Attend the Annual Continuous Training (ACT) period each year.
  • Participate in Sqn recruitment and engagement events and exercises as necessary.
  • Have a working knowledge of SharePoint and Teams.

Must either have been, or currently be, a Corporal (Logs (Sup)) or an AS1 (Logs (Sup)) eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 2 Leaflet 560 and AP 3376 Vol 1.  All Promotions will be ratified by means of a Promotion Board. If an applicant has been out of full-time military service and is applying for a post on promotion, they will also need to send their civilian appraisals or equivalent to evidence recent skills, knowledge and experience to be considered by the Promotion Board.    

Required competencies: (training can be given)

  • DTc (or DTTT v2 or V3) qualified (training will be provided if required).
  • Have experience of working as an RAF Reserve or knowledge of the RAF Reserves.
  • Have experience of working in a training environment associated with the RAF or RAuxAF.
  • Good IT and presentational skills.
  • Training Delivery Experience. 

A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last 3 appraisal reports. Enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to:

Name: WO Axel Foley

Tel: (SKYPE) – 03009165193

Applications.  Candidate applications, with a maximum 2-page CV (to include copies of last 3 appraisal reports as required) should be sent to:

WO Axel Foley RAuxAF

Training Support Officer 501 (County of Gloucester) Sqn RAuxAF

RAF Brize Norton

Carterton, Oxon, OX18 3LX

The closing date for applications is 07 March 2024 and interviews (unless prom board required) will take place week commencing 11 March 2024.

Unless already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlisted in the Royal Air Force Reserves with a liability for call-out for permanent service.

The appointment is on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Part 1 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 3 years.

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 Professions Advisor 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, Profession and ensure this MWT is compatible with the post sponsor’s 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 and MMP116 - Re-employment. Of particular note is reference to the ‘Effect of Re-employment’ on Commutation and, for those leaving on a ‘preserved’ pension, the Resettlement Grant.

Transition between TCoS.  Personnel taking this appointment from other TCoS should consider the impact on any accrued entitlements, such as leave, resettlement etc and should seek specialist guidance where required as certain entitlements are TCoS specific and may not be retained or transferred on transition between TCoS. 

Flexible Working Arrangements. In accordance with the Flexible Working (FW) Policy, Reserve personnel can 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(LC/HC)/ADC TCoS are eligible to occupy Single Living Accommodation (SLA) if available, at entitled rates, if serving within the Air Command TLB. However, due to a severe shortage, it is unlikely that accommodation will be available at RAF Brize Norton.

This opportunity is closed to applications.