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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr
Squadron Leader

26/08/2022, 23:55 

November 2022
3 years
Royal Air Force
HQ Air Command
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Sqn Ldr Any within 22 Gp at HQ Air Cmd on FTRS Limited Commitment Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 14 November 2022 or earlier subject to candidates status.  SWoW/Hybrid Working possible.

Working to SO1 TPRM, SO2 TDP1 is responsible for overseeing the management of the RAF Ground Branch Officer and Aviator initial training (Phase 1 and 2) pipelines. The role involves liaison across a wide and varied stakeholder group spanning large parts of the Defence training network.

  • Managing the RAF Ground Branch Officer and Airmen initial training (Phase 1 and 2) pipelines.
  • Creating the Officer and Airmen recruitment loading plans known as Selection and Drafting Briefs and maintaining them for delivery up to 2* level.
  • Monitoring and reporting on Phase 1 and Phase 2 holding times, pass rates and output to support Analysis Air training information requirements.
  • Overseeing and coordinating Statements of Trained Requirements (SOTRs) and Training Task Programmes (TTPs).
  • Exploiting information and data analysis using TAFMIS and various complex training pipeline spreadsheets to facilitate decision-making, including support to Ministerial questions.
  • Maintain continuous positive engagement and liaison with key stakeholders on pipeline delivery issues and policy adherence.
  • Act as First Reporting Officer for one Band D Civil Servant.
  • Undertake other duties as directed by SO1 Training Pipeline & Risk Management (TPRM).

Must either have been, or currently be, a Squadron Leader (Any) or a Flight Lieutenant (Any) eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3393 Vol 1 and AP 7000. 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. It is essential for the post holder to possess;

  • Possess agile management skills, ability to formulate plans, monitor and adapt in a changing environment.
  • Possess good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Having training experience within a Military Training Establishment.
  • Experience of RAF Training Management or RAF Training Policy.
  • Headquarters (HQ) staff experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel (Advanced).
  • Experience of using TAFMIS.

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: Wg Cdr Peter Beer via Skype or Email:

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

The closing date for applications is 26 August 2022.  Interviews will take place week commencing 5 September 2022 unless a Promotion Board is required.

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 FTRS (LC) 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.

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/HC)/ADC 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 High Wycombe.