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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-6 - PO - Sgt

09/07/2022, 23:55 

January 2023
3 Years
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army
TG18 – Logistics
606 SQN @ RAF Benson
United Kingdom
Additional Duties Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Sergeant – Logs (Any) – to serve as SNCO Training Support at 606 Sqn RAuxAF, RAF Benson on Additional Duties Commitment (ADC) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 09 January 2023 (or earlier, depending upon candidate status). The Trade for this post is a Logs (Any) and all applications from this trade will be considered, however, given some of the responsibilities for this post it will suit someone with a Logs (Chef) background.

The 606 (Chiltern) Sqn Training Support SNCO is responsible to OC 606 Sqn through the Training Officer and FS Training Support for the following:

a.    Assist SNCO TG19 PTVR in creating a robust Co-ordinating Instruction, which incorporates a comprehensive training programme for the designated 606 Sqn training weekends. This is to include all PTVR messing and accommodation requirements. 

b.    Assist SNCO TG19 PTVR in ensuring all Chef personnel maintain their mandated JPA training competencies.

c.    Co-ordinating annual ACT requirements for Chef staff and gaining placements to maintain SQEP in a ‘live’ environment.

d.    Assist with the Co-ordination and implementation of the Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) Part 1 in accordance with the approved training syllabus.

e.    MS Teams BRTC Part 1 administrator.

f.    Assist with the Co-ordination Trade Ability Tests No 1 Pt A for all 606 (Chiltern) Sqn PTVR personnel.

g.    Adhere to the 606 (Chiltern) Sqn Management of Training System. 

h.    Complete Monthly Management Checks in accordance with 606 (Chiltern) Sqn QMS.

i.    Manage the 606 (Chiltern) Sqn Military Skills database.

j.    Update Reserve Service Days (RSD) database, monthly.

k.    Other duties as directed by 606 Trg Officer.

l.    To value the contributions of all personnel under your command, regardless of rank or different backgrounds and to challenge and deal swiftly with any form of intimidation, harassment, bullying or abuse.

m.    Ensure all personnel comply with Health and Safety regulations within the workplace.

Must either have been, or currently be, Sergeant Logs(Any) or a Corporal Logs(Any) 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.

Defence Training Supervisor (DTS)

DCTS Internal Validation Course (#9006)

Quality Auditor Skills Course (Q-Gen-QAS)

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:

Flight Sergeant Gareth Woodward


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

Flight Lieutenant Peter Legg Adjutant, 606 Sqn, RAF Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AA.


The closing date for applications is 09 July 2022. And interviews (unless prom board required) will take place week commencing 18 July 2022.

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

The appointment is on Additional Duties 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 Branch & Trade Advisor to confirm current, and past experience prior to being invited to interview.

Applicants of an equivalent rank from sister Services may apply but will only be accepted into RAFR service if an appropriate branch/trade sponsor can be identified to sponsor the applicant.  Branch/trade sponsor approval must be agreed before the 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 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, 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(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 Benson.

This opportunity is closed to applications.