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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-2 - AB - Mne - Pte - AS2/AS1, OR-3 - LCpl - L/Cpl, OR-4 - LH/LR - Cpl
Able seaman, Corporal, Lance-Corporal, Leading Seaman

17/07/2022, 23:55 

August 2022
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail


An ACA is a Field Force RN Leading Rate or senior AB/ RM equivalent who works alongside other Naval Careers staff within an Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO). The post holder is responsible for the initial counselling and processing of candidates interested in a Naval Service career.


The Post holder will be accountable to AFCO CA2 for their Primary Purpose;

a.         To assist Naval Careers staff to attract and process candidates for entry into the Naval Service.


b.       To normally be the initial point of contact, within the AFCO, for all candidates who require information regarding Naval Service Careers.


Secondary Purposes:

a.        To assist the AFCO Naval Careers Adviser 2 (CA2) with the training and management of Naval Service Ratings/Other Ranks attached to the AFCO on temporary periods of loan.

b.         To represent the Naval Service at local recruiting venues and education establishments as directed by the AFCO CA2.  



1.         To assist the AFCO CA2 with the training and management of Naval Service Rating/Other Rank augmenters who may be attached to the AFCO for short periods.

2.         To attend Job Fairs, Careers Conventions and other Public Military Events (PMEs) as directed by the AFCO CA2.

3.         To visit schools, colleges and Cadet Units to give presentations regarding careers in the Naval Service.

4.         To accompany educational groups on visits to Naval Service Establishments.

5.         To conduct Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) activities with potential applicants, applicants and candidates as directed by the CA2.

6.         To conduct counselling with potential recruits who express an interest in joining the Naval Service.

7.         To assess potential recruit candidates’ eligibility with respect to qualifications, nationality, residency, criminal record and former Service referring all potential rejections to a Naval Careers Adviser (CA).

8.         To assist AFCO CAs to allocate candidates to the Naval Recruiting Test (RT).

9.         To conduct the Basic Check on all candidates attending the RT and to assist the Naval CAs with the processing of information.

10.       To conduct, mark, or check-mark the RT.

11.       To refer complaints of any nature to a Naval CA.

12.       To conduct Potential Royal Marine Course (PRMC) and Final Entry Briefs when required by the AFCO CA2.

13.       To carry out administrative and general duties as directed by the AFCO CA2.

14.       To enter/update details of candidates into the recruiting database.

15.       To receive and despatch official mail, distributing/circulating incoming mail as appropriate.

16.       To compile, when required to do so, candidates documents for submission to CNRHQ or NETEs.

17.       To assist in preserving the physical security of the AFCO.

18.       To assist with AFCO document security adhering to current Data Protection Policy.

19.       To be responsible for the ordering, receipt and correct stowage of all Naval stores including recruiting literature as detailed by the AFCO CA2.

20.       To carry out front desk reception duties which include maintaining the overall appearance of the AFCO reception area.

21.       To be the duty AFCO Naval recruiter when required.


Must be a serving Regular or Maritime Reserve  OR2-OR4  or Ex-Regular  OR2-OR4  of   ANY  specialisation.

Applicants will undergo an initial eligibility sift. Successful applicants will have there details forwarded to the Post Sponsor to arrange interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

The successful applicant at interview will be informed that they are the Preferred Candidate with details being sent to the CM WF 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.


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/rate, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank/rate or more above or one rank/rate only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be employed in the acting higher rank (excluding the advertised Rank of WO2 or WO1) if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank/rate then the rank/rate 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 through the MBOS and Employability Board will not be considered.

Applicants of an equivalent rank from sister services may apply, however Ex-Regular or Volunteer Reserve Officers and Volunteer Reserve Other Ranks will only be accepted if they are FIRST accepted into the RNR or RMR and only if an appropriate specialisation sponsor can be identified to sponsor the applicant. Ex-Regular Other Ranks will be accepted but will have to transfer to the RFR.

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