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Air Mobility FHQ A3 A5 Para Sup

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-9 - WO1 - WO/Macr, OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt
Flight Lieutenant, Warrant Officer

18/07/2022, 23:55 

August 2022
2 Years
Royal Air Force
Personnel, TG10 - Physical Training Instructor, Sy and Resilience
RAF Physical Training Instructor, Training
RAF Brize Norton
United Kingdom
Additional Duties Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a WO/Flt Lt PJI  to serve as Air Mobility FHQ A3 A5 Para Support  at RAF Brize Norton on 180 days Additional Duties Commitment Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 01 August 2022.

Following a significant pan Defence expansion of mil para activity, an experienced WO/Flt Lt PJI is required to support the annual para planning processes of the Air Mobility FHQ and assist SO3 A3/5 in the day-to-day running of the A3/5 para desk.

The Role responsibilities include:

  • Provide SME Para advice and support to the AM Fce.
  • Liaison with FLCs on routine A3 planning advice and issue resolution
  • Day-to-day management and progress of Para requests for change
  • Assist SO3 AFE Cap Gen and SO3 A7 TRA with the compilation of the annual SOTR/SOTT and formation of Military Parachute Schedule
  • Deputise for SO3 A3/5 Para during weekly and monthly AMWG, PAC and other key meetings
  • Cover the A3/5 Para desk in the absence of SO3 A3/5.

Must either have been, or currently be, a WO/ Flt Lt PJI.

List required competencies; 

  • Q-PJI
  • KSE within PJI specialisation to include experience within ADW delivery and evidence to support exercise planning.

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: Flt Lt Ash Grey-Smart

Tel: 01993 896800


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 18 July 2022. Interviews will take place week commencing 25 July 2022.

Unless already enlisted/commissioned in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlisted/commissioned in the Royal Air Force Reserves with a liability for call-out for permanent service.

The appointment is on Additional Duties Commitment TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Part 1 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 2 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 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 Brize Norton.

This opportunity is closed to applications.