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Vacancy for a Warrant Officer, as the Sqn Warrant Officer at No 600 (City of London) Sqn RAuxAF on PTVR Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS).

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-9 - WO1 - WO/Macr
Warrant Officer

30/09/2022, 23:55 

December 2022
Dependant on successful candidte's engagement
Royal Air Force
600 Sqn RAF Northolt
United Kingdom
RSDs - Reserve Service Days

Vacancy detail

The Sqn WO is a pivotal post, providing the Sqn OC and Executives with an important link to the PTVR SNCO cadre. The post is also key in terms of mentoring and guiding the junior officers. The Sqn WO is expected to be at the forefront of coordinating and delivering the many high-profile ceremonial events which the sqn is called upon to fulfil each year. The successful incumbent will also be expected to provide support to the Sqn Trg Offr, assisting with the planning and delivery of trg objectives, along with Flt Cdrs. This is a varied role, which requires enthusiasm and flexibility to adapt to the change and opportunities that RF30 will bring.

Responsibilities of the post are to:

Co-ordinate and deliver Sqn Ceremonial and Engagement duties.

Mentor of Sqn Junior Officers and SNCO’s.

Ensure the good discipline and welfare of the Sqn PTVR personnel.

Support the TO, as required, with the planning and delivery of Trg activity.

Ensure Sqn personnel are SQEP for Ceremonial and Engagement duties.

Represent OC 600 Sqn at Engagement and Ceremonial events as tasked.

Attend and contribute to the monthly Steering Gp mtgs and other key forums as directed by the OC or ExO

Undertake any other tasks as directed by the OC & ExO.


Must either have been, or currently be, a Warrant Officer, or a Flight Sergeant eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3393 Vol 1 and AP 7000. 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.   

Essential Competencies

Defence Trainer (or legacy qualification)

Drill Instructor

Heat Illness Prevention (Modules 1 – 2)


LESO (Land Environment Safety Officer)

FD Facilitator

Interview Techniques

Coaching and Mentoring


Heat Illness Prevention (modules 3-4)

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: Sqn Ldr Cyrus Pocha

Tel: 0208 833 8200/Skype/

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

The appointment is on PTVR 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 4 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.

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.


Personnel serving on PTVR TCoS are not entitled to service accommodation.

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

FS Victoria Bannister, Adjt, 600 Sqn RAuxAF – 

The closing date for applications is 30 Sep 2022.

 Interviews will take place week commencing 03 Oct 2022.

This opportunity is closed to applications.