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A vacancy is likely to arise for a Flt Lt (Any) to serve as Training Officer at 607 (Count of Durham) RAuxAF Sqn on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), subject to the position formally becoming available but with a likely start date of 26 Sep 22.
This successful applicant will be responsible to OC 607 Sqn for the management, delivery and governance of all 607 Sqn training.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage the delivery and facilitation of training activity for all 607 Sqn personnel. This is to cover Phase 2-3 training, professional military development (PMD), pre-deployment training, mandatory and miscellaneous training, FD/APDT activities and Sqn inductions.
- Design and manage an annual training programme in line with Sqn Management Plan and requirement of all stakeholders.
- Manage the 607 Sqn Training Management System, including core documents and undertake annual audit requirements.
- Responsible for the quality and standards of training delivered to all Sqn personnel, either internally or externally. Ensure that all training is safe, effective and DSAT compliant.
- Liaison with HQ 22 (Trg) Gp, Training Schools, Training Delivery Authorities, Profession Sponsors, HQ 2 Gp and all other stakeholders relevant to 607 Sqn’s training.
- Monitor the quality of all training and maintain/develop standards of all training staff.
- Manage the safety and welfare of trainees and staff.
- Ensure all training activity complies with current policy, regulations and legislation.
- Manage the day-to-day operations and professional development of the Training Flight.
- Member of the 607 Sqn Executives team and deputise for the Chain of Command when required.
- Support 607 Sqn in all tasks and activities as required.
As an integral member of the Sqn, the post holder will be expected to work on monthly duty weekends and participate in other Sqn events and activities as necessary. Applicants must be able to work independently, and as part of a team, have effective communication and office skills and be computer literate.
- Must either have been, or currently be, a Flight Lieutenant (or equivalent from sister Services).
- Must possess a good working knowledge of the RAF and RAF Reserves.
- Must have experience of providing support to RAF Operations and/or exercises in the UK and overseas.
- Must have practical knowledge and skills to exploit Microsoft Office.
- Must be willing to conduct flexible working to align with Part Time Volunteer Reserves (PTVR) working weekends, including working out of normal working hours.
- Hold Security Clearance (SC).
- Experience delivering and managing training and working in a Defence Training Environment.
- Experience of working with RAF Reserve personnel and/or have been a Reservist.
- Defence Trainer Course, Defence Trainer Supervisor (DTC/DTS).
- DSAT manager to assume role as Defence Trainer Manager (DTM).
- Broad experience of the RAF, especially the professions represented at 607 Sqn.
- Familiarity with the Defence Systems Approach to Training.
- Awareness and knowledge of JSP 822.
- Additional training-related competencies or qualifications.
- Understanding of Welfare and Care in Training.
- Understanding of D&I, Health and Safety, risk management and Human Factors.
- Hold a current UK Cat B driving license.
A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last 4 appraisal reports as required. Enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to:
Flt Lt Kate Moore
XO 607 RAuxAF Sqn
Applications. Candidate applications, with a maximum 2-page CV (to include copies of last 4 appraisal reports as required) should be sent to:
Flt Lt Kate Moore
XO 607 RAuxAF Sqn
0300 168 2360
The closing date for applications is 15 July 2022 and interviews will likely take place week commencing 01 August 2022.
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 (Limited Commitment) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Part 1 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 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.
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 Professions 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 the Royal Air Force Reserves if an appropriate Professions advisor can be identified to sponsor the applicant. The relevant Profession’s advisor 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, 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 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pensions-and-compensation-for-veterans 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.
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.
This opportunity is closed to applications.