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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-6 - PO - Sgt

13/07/2022, 23:55 

December 2022
3 years
Royal Air Force
RAF Halton - ACS
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Sgt (Any Profession) to serve as SNCO Training Resources at RAF Halton - ACS on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 05 December 2022 (or earlier, depending upon candidate status).

The Trg Res Mgr role entails the management and responsibility for all resources and training aids utilised by ACS. They will act as building custodian and LAN/LEARN co-ordinator and be responsible for ensuring all Risk Assessments are adequately maintained. The job can be physically arduous and involve the movement of training equipment across a large training estate.

Job Specification:

  • Coordinating infrastructure maintenance & development. Perform the duties of Building Custodian and LAN/LEARN co-ordinator.
  • Supply and maintenance of Training Resources.
  • Coordinating and optimising resource use on receipt of the TTP in consultation with DT Offices
  • Supporting all ACS exercise activities (pre, during and post exercise).
  • Managing all ACS Vehicles
  • Managing the fabric, contents and security of the Field Support Building.
  • Managing the stocks of all OSTA exercise consumables.
  • Ensure that all exercise equipment is serviceable
  • Deputise for FS Course Support when required.
  • Carrying out all associated duties allocated by OC and Flt Cdr ACS.
  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Sgt (Any Profession) or a Cpl (Any Profession) 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.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with both military and civilian personnel in both formal and non-formal settings.
  • The ability to work as an individual and as part of a team.
  • A good level of fitness to be able to transport training equipment around a large training area.
  • Willingness to travel away from home unit when and where necessary.
  • Full driving licence and must hold Q-D-L & GS Mod 1.

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: Matthew Richards -

Tel: 01296 656295

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

Flt Lt Matthew Richards -

The closing date for applications is 13 July 2022 and interviews (unless prom board required) will take place shortly afterwards.

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 up to 31st December 2025.

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.

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 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) 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 Halton. Any potential candidates should engage with the Post Sponsor.

This opportunity is closed to applications.