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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt
Flight Lieutenant

18/07/2022, 23:55 

September 2022
3 Years
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army
JSSU(V), RAF Digby
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Flight Lieutenant any profession to serve as Adjutant at JSSU(V), RAF Digby on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 5 September 2022 or earlier subject to candidates status.

The Adjt will be the principle staff officer to the Commanding Officer and Executive Officer, and the senior nit OF2 by appointment.  Principle responsibilities will include:

  • Assist CO and XO to manage the Unit, ensuring the Unit conforms to procedural & regulatory requirement.
  • Lead for discipline, admin action, service inquiries, service complaints, CDT & WD&I.
  • Lead for hons & awards, commissioning appointments, Jnr Offr development and Offr MS & CM.
  • Coord visits, ceremonial & Hon Col matters, media ops and CE.
  • Act as the Establishment Sy Offr, PVRO and STRAPSO.
  • Provide statistical info & R2 to internal & external CoC.
  • Maintain WISMIS, VRMIS & PAPMIS.

Must either have been, or currently be, a Flight Lieutenant.   


For SO3 posts, RAF Warrant Officers & Master Aircrew who have already passed an OASC Commissioning Suitability Interview may be considered eligible in accordance with AP3392 Vol 7 Part 1 and Reserves Administrative Instruction 20.

Required competencies:

  • NSV Security|Enhanced Developed Vetting|Joint|No
  • NSV Security|STRAP/TK|Joint|No
  • Security|PAG Screening
  • Joint Experience.
  • Reserves Experience.
  • Q-A1-PERS (SD) – Personnel (SD) RAF (Service Discipline) (Acquired)
  • DD&I(A) (Acquired)
  • ESyO (Acquired)
  • STRAPSO (Acquired)

A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last 3 (for airmen)/4 (for officers) appraisal reports as required.  Enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to:

Name: Major Andy Jensen, XO, JSSU(V)

Tel: 95712 7847 / 01526 327847 / +443001600076

Applications.  Candidate applications, with a maximum 2-page CV (to include copies of last 3/4 appraisal reports as required) should be sent to:

Name: Major Andy Jensen, XO, JSSU(V)

Tel: 95712 7847 / 01526 327847 / +443001600076

The closing date for applications is 18 July 2022. Interviews will take place on a date tbc.


Unless already commissioned in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be commissioned 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 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.

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 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 Digby.

This opportunity is closed to applications.