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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt
Lieutenant (RN), Captain (RM)

26/09/2021, 23:55 

March 2022
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

Primary Purpose:

The Commandant’s Executive Assistant’s (EA) primary purpose is to act as the personal staff officer to the Commandant and support him in all aspects of his military role as the Commanding Officer of CTCRM.

Secondary Purposes: 

a. To support the HQ in an executive function.

b. To be the Mess Fund Representative on the Officers’ Mess Committee.

c. To be the line manager to the Commandant’s Personal Assistant.


The post holder is to carry out the following tasks:

a. Act as Officers’ Mess Fund Manager to include:

(1) Liaison with Commanding Officer Support Wing (President of the Mess Committee), Mess Manager, Mess Accountant and Central Bank, regarding Mess Funds.

(2) Act as authorising Officer for release of Mess Funds.

(3) Advise the Mess Committee on Mess Fund matters.

b. Act as Hospitality Fund Manager and run the Hospitality Log (online).

c. Act as Commandant’s Presentation Fund Manager.

d. Organise and deliver the King’s Squad Pass Out VIP Programme, including:

(1) Make initial contact with possible KSPO Inspecting Officers as directed by the Commandant.

(2) Prepare KSPO Inspecting Officers’ briefs.

(3) Coordinate the administrative aspects of KSPO Inspecting Officers and VIPs.

(4) Host the KSPO VIP Party as directed by the Commandant.

(5) Liaise with Navy Finance for 1199 funding of KSPOs. 

e. The Commandant EA is authorised to:

(1) Act on behalf of the Commandant on routine and minor policy matters.

(2) Sign routine letters on behalf of the Commandant.

(3) Conduct routine JPA admin on behalf of the Commandant. 

f. Maintain the Unit Diary, keeping it updated with all Unit activities and visits and present the Unit Diary at the Weekly Unit Meeting.

g. Manage the Corporate Communication Cell in the absence of the SO3. Task include; 

(1) Create and post twitter content. 

(2) Deal with unit level media enquiries including lines to take and external / internal press management. 

(3) Plan and execute all visits across CTCRM. 


The post holder will carry out the following establishment duties:

a.     The Commandant’s EA is the line manager and Reporting Officer for the Commandant’s Personal Assistant.

b.     The Commandant’s EA has functional authority over the Commandant’s driver to manage the Commandant’s transport requirements. 

c.     The Commandant’s EA has functional authority over the Commandant’s House Manager to manage the Commandant’s uniform, hosting and official residence requirements. 

Must be a serving Regular or Maritime Reserve OF2   or Ex-Regular OF2   of  ANY  specialisation.

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The post holder is to complete:

Civilian Line Managers Course, LMiD (M3) - Basic Skill Level

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.


NB: Where the Anticipated Start date has already passed, 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 rank, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank or more above or one rank only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be employed in the acting higher rank if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank then the rank 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.

Applications for this job are to be submitted on the FTRS Job Application Form which should be emailed to:

Please use the phrase “Job Application for (followed by job title and reference number)” in the Subject line.

Suitable candidates will be informed about the next stage of the process approximately 2 weeks after the closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.