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A3 Plans SNCO Movs

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
ECR 35375
OR-6 - PO - Sgt

30/07/2021, 23:55 

September 2021
4 years
Royal Air Force
TG18 – Logistics
Logistics (Mover)
RAF Brize Norton
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Trade Group 18 Logs (Movs) Sgt to serve as AM FHQ A3 Plans Movs SME, at RAF Brize Norton on FTRS Home Commitment (HC) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS) with an initial proposed starting date of 06 Sep 2021.

The role includes providing Movements SME advice and experience when dealing with the A3 Plans workflow involving the HQ 2 Gp Mil AT flying program produced by DSCOM. Liaison between the HQ 2Gp flying Sqns, DSCOM and FLCs will be a large part of the working day, resolving pertinent issues in order for tasks to go ahead in the most efficient manner possible. In addition monitoring aircraft loads of Pax & Cargo on HQ 2 Gp Air Mobility aircraft. As a secondary role, to have an understanding of the A4 Exemptions Cell regarding exemptions for freight and passengers travelling on the AT fleet.

The successful candidate will be responsible to AM FHQ SO2 A3 Plans for:

  • Examining the DSCOM flying program once ratified as a final check to ensure all loads are compatible to the ac platform;
  • Acting as liaison between the AM FHQ and 1AMW for any Movements matters that arise;
  • Liaise with ASCOT to handover tasking for upcoming flights;
  • Provide Movements SME advice to A3 Plans regarding any Movements issues with current and future AM tasking;
  • Scrutinising the relevant TRANSOps to ensure they correspond to the ratified tasking shown on the AT Flying program;
  • To have an understanding of the A4 Exemptions Cell and how it operates to help back fill when manpower dictates;
  • Any other Movs related duties as directed by SO2 / SO3 A3 Plans.

Must either have been, or currently be, a Sergeant.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Have an understanding of the SMAC process;
  • The ability to multi-task in a high tempo environment;
  • High level of communication skills.
  • Logs Movs Dangerous Goods by Air qualification;
  • Logs Movs Explosives Authorised Representative (AR);
  • Aircraft Load Planning;
  • Previous Movs Experience within ASCOT/A3/A4 and/or DSCOM;
  • Knowledge of BOCS;
  • HQ experience;
  • Experienced across all aspects of the Logs (Movs) trade.

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.

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

Sqn Ldr P Graham - SO2 A3 Plans

Mil: 95461 5514
Civ:  01993 895514



FS N Evans – FS Movs A3 Plans

Mil: 95461 6531

Civ: 01993 896531


Enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to the above-named individuals.

The closing date for applications is 30 Jul 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 16 Aug 2021.

Unless already in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be attested into the RAFR with a liability for call-out for permanent service.

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 Branch & Trade Advisor to confirm current and past experience prior to being invited to interview.

The appointment is on FTRS(LC) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Part 1 Chapter 16 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 4 years.

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, Branch/Trade and ensure this MWT is compatible with the post sponsor’s proposed start date, prior to applying.

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 Of particular note is reference to the ‘Effect of Re-employment on Commutation’.

Ex-service candidates who have been administratively discharged 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).

Flexible Working Arrangements. In accordance with the Flexible Working (FW) Policy, Reserves personnel are able to 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 Brize Norton.

This opportunity is closed to applications.