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Vacancy summary

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

28/01/2022, 23:55 

April 2022
5 Years
Royal Air Force
RAF Honington
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Squadron Leader - Ops Support (RAF Regt) - to serve as SO2 CAP INT 2 at RAF Honington, on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service, with an initial proposed start date of 04 April 2022 (or earlier, depending upon applicant status)

Responsibilities:  The main responsibilities to include:

  • Maintain oversight, management and control of in-service RAF Regt/RAFP capabilities.
  • Project manage Cap Int ABC submissions, working closely with Air FP BM Staff to ensure preparation for Finance Boards is completed.
  • Lead the production and development of Statements of Requirement (SOR), through identification of current and future capability gaps, to inform Air Cap FD FP and appropriate Land desk leads.
  • With SO3 Cap Int 2 manage the delivery of all Generate and Operate activities including Capability Integration Working Groups (CIWGs) for in service and future capabilities.
  • Support SO1 Cap & Trg in the production of timely staff products to support the delivery of future FP Fce capability.
  • Maintain routine liaison with other staff functions within the Air FP Staff, FP FHQ and HQ Army in order to ensure capability is considered in all current and future operational plans and activities.
  • Maintain command and line management responsibilities for the SO3 Cap Int 2 (RAFP) and FS RAFP, including an understanding of the individual’s career management and personal development goals.
  • Routinely attend CIWGs and Working Groups delivered by Air and Army for in-service capabilities.
  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Squadron Leader (Regt).
  • Must have operational experience in Dismounted Close Combat roles.
  • Must have/or will be required to undertake a Security Clearance.
  • Should have experience working with Army formations.
  • Should have experience operating Protected Mobility platforms.
  • Should have experience working in staff headquarters ideally in logistics, procurement or equipment roles
  • Should have experience of project management.

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

Sqn Ldr Mark Jacklin:    Email:

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


Lt Col Haselden:    Email:

Civ:   01359 236804

The closing date for applications is 28 January 2022 and interviews will take place shortly afterwards.


Unless already commissioned in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be commissioned in the RAFR 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 Chapter 16 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 5 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.

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.

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.

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

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) TCoS are eligible to occupy Single Living Accommodation (SLA) if available, at entitled rates, if serving within the Air Command TLB.

This opportunity is closed to applications.