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FS Marketing

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
ECR 66657
OR-7 - CPO - SSgt/CSgt - Chf Tech/FS
Flight Sergeant

12/03/2024, 23:55 

July 2024
2 years, 8 months
Royal Air Force
RAFC Cranwell
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

Subject to formal establishment amendment, a vacancy may arise for a Flight Sergeant (Any) to serve as FS Marketing at RAF Cranwell on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 29 July 2024 (or earlier/later, subject to formal establishment and candidate status).

As FS Marketing you are responsible to COS Attract, through SO3 Marketing for providing Marketing campaigns, both national and regional to RAF Recruiting. Liaising directly with external specialist agencies to ensure all campaigns generate the maximum Expressions of Interest in support of the Into Training Requirements (ITRs) for Regulars, Reserves and Rejoiners, as detailed in the Manpower Plan (MP). The delivery and planning of a campaign embracing current requirements and Service initiatives. In discharging your duties, you are to ensure that both best practice and value for money are achieved. 

Responsible for:

•    Contribute to the RAF Recruitment Into Training Requirements (ITR). Providing assistance to RAF Recruiting marketing campaigns on both a National and Local level.

•    Assist COS Attract in ensuring relevant Strategies, Policies and Work Procedures are in place, current and are reviewed in a timely manner.

•    Maintain an inventory of IPAD’s issued to the Recruitment Force, ensuring all content and App’s installed are current and fit for purpose.

•    Be the Focal Point and Superuser for the marketing Sharepoint page, ensuring content is stored correctly.

•    Liase with the Recruiting Force/Careers Engagement Commanders to ensure the Careers presentation content is up to date and imagery is authorised for use.

•    Be the marketing representative for CP&F, assist in raising relevant paperwork and authorise in accordance with the correct level of delegation.

•    Support local (tactical) marketing initiatives for Regulars, Reserves and Rejoiners being run by elements of R&S and RF teams, ensuring detailed measures of effect are in place.

•    Assist SO3 Marketing as required.

•    Provide mentoring for Service Personnel in the marketing office as required.

•    You may also be required to undertake reasonable tasks, as directed by your line manager, commensurate with your rank and experience.



1.    Mandatory Military Training (As per local policy)

2.    Valid UK Driving Licence.


1.    CP&F Trained and Assured.


The MOD is fully committed to providing a working environment which, in accordance with the law, is free from discrimination and harassment and in which individuals are valued for their contribution to the team. Accordingly, you are to comply with the following:

•    Model the behaviour you would wish to see reflected in your area of responsibility.

•    Foster an environment where personnel feel able to register a complaint without the fear of victimisation.

•    Wherever possible, take account of the religious and cultural needs of the individuals, where this is compatible with operational requirement.

•    Ensure that racist or sexist language and inappropriate nicknames are not used.

•    Ensure that complaints are dealt with sensitively and appropriately.


In general terms, under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (the Act), you are responsible for taking reasonable care for health, safety and welfare of yourself and others who may be affected by your acts or omissions. You are to comply with the requirements set out in the MOD Health and safety Manual (JSP 375) and all other applicable associated MOD published safety regulations, procedures and conditions.

Employers/Line Managers are to note that:

Under the Act, employers have a duty to look at the design and construction of their facilities and the conduct of their undertakings as a whole, to ensure the safety of their employees and that of others associated with their undertakings and of the general public is not adversely affected by their activities (Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Act). Most management grades down to junior level are accountable as managers and, therefore, some of the general duties of employers as laid down in Section 2 and 3 of the Act apply to them in relation to their staff and work activities.

All Employees are to note that:

They have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to themselves and to others by their work activities, and to co-operate with employers and others in meeting their statutory requirements (Section 7 of the Act). Also, they may not interfere with or misuse anything provided in compliance with the Act, to protect their health, safety and welfare (Section 8 of the Act).


Under the terms of the Data Protection Act, you have responsibility for ensuring that any personal data held or generated by you is handled iaw the following:

•    Fairly and lawfully processed (‘Processing’ has a wide definition under the Act and        includes just about anything that can be done with data, including simply holding it).

•    Processed for a limited purpose.

•    Adequate, relevant and not excessive.

•    Accurate and kept up to date.

•    Not kept longer than necessary.

•    Processed in accordance with the individual’s rights.

•    Kept secure.

•    Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection.


You are responsible for ensuring all personnel with the AOR are aware of their role in protecting the environment in accordance with Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Environmental Act 1995 and associated legislation. You should pay particular attention to any local environmental issues and ensure that line managers conduct significant environmental aspect review annually in accordance with the instructions contained in JSP 418 and report the findings to the Station Energy and Environmental Officer (SEEPO).


As R&S FS Marketing, your Business Continuity is to work from home.

  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Flight Sergeant (Any).
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake England and Wales Enhanced with Barred List - Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. Please note that no formal offer of commitment will be made until the successful candidate has achieved this.
  • Must be able to effectively prioritise a diverse workload.
  • Must hold a full UK driving Licence.
  • Will be required to attain mandatory RAF generic training.
  • Marketing Experience.
  • Although based and working from RAF Cranwell, must be prepared to travel routinely throughout the UK as required.
  • Recruiting Experience.
  • Should demonstrate good verbal and written communications skills
  • Should possess adequate working knowledge of basic IT

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

Name: Wg Cdr Tracey J Broome

Tel: 0300 1534330

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

Wg Cdr Tracey J Broome

Recruitment & Selection

Adastral Hall

RAFC Cranwell

NG34 8HB

The closing date for applications is 12 March 2024 and interviews will take place shortly afterwards.

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 up to 31st March 2027.

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.

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.

Admin Discharge.  Ex-service candidates who have been administratively discharged through the KR1027 process will have their applications rejected as they are not eligible to join the RAF Reserves in accordance with AP 3391.

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 Cranwell.

This opportunity is closed to applications.