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DSCOM WO/SNCO Strat Mov Spt Plans (Air)

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-7 - CPO - SSgt/CSgt - Chf Tech/FS, OR-9 - WO1 - WO/Macr
Flight Sergeant, Warrant Officer

05/01/2023, 23:55 

February 2023
5 years
Royal Air Force
TG18 – Logistics
MOD Abbey Wood
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Warrant Officer/Flight Sergeant (Logs (Mov)) to serve as DSCOM WO SNCO Strat Mov Spt Plans Air, at MOD Abbey Wood, Bristol on Full Time Reserve Service (Home Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date 02 February 2023.

DSCOM plan, co-ordinate and execute the strategic deployment, sustainment and recovery of Forces in order to support operations.

DSCOM WO/SNCO Strat Mov Spt Plans Air will sit within the Strategic Base Outload (SBO) C2 HQ, which will enable the deployment and support to JF25 at the required pace and scale in accordance with Defence Planning Assumptions. The role involves planning, developing and co-ordinating Defence airlift capability in accordance with emergent and routine DPEC bids and deliver MCCE/Commercial Charter activity in support of worldwide operations and exercises. The role requires a highly motivated individual with the understanding of logistics at all levels.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide movements and airlift planning support to DSCOM, PJHQ, MOD, DE&S, FLCs, FMCCs and other sponsors.
  • Planning, maintenance and execution of Air Charter capability for the Air Mobility Ops & Ex programme.
  • Airlift planning advice and support to wider elements of DSCOM, JSC, DE&S and MOD.
  • Long term and strategic airlift planning input and ad-hoc tactical planning.
  • Liaison and consultation with the Air Mobility FHQ to ensure efficient use of available aircraft.
  • Providing continuity and balance of focus between and to Plans, Airlift AMP and Ops (Movs) output.
  • Spt to SO3 Strat Mov Spt Plans with development of Business Cases for Defence Charter Requirements.
  • Must either have been, or currently be, a WO/Flight Sergeant – Logs (Mov).
  • Knowledgeable and Experienced in all aspects of Air Movements
  • Understanding of Defence Ops and Movement Logs
  • Ability to communicate via different platforms to varying ranks and seniorities.
  • Operational Movements experience.
  • DSCOM Airlift or ASCOT experience

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: Lt Col Chris Donoghue. & Danielle Monaghan & Sqn Ldr Adrian Eldridge

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

Name: &

Sqn Ldr Adrian Eldridge

Lt Col Chris Donoghue

The closing date for applications is 05 January 2023.

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 (Home Commitment) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Part 1 Chapter 16 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 5 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.

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(HC) 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 Bristol Abbey Wood.

This opportunity is closed to applications.