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Vacancy summary

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

25/09/2022, 23:55 

December 2022
3 years
Royal Air Force
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a SQUADRON LEADER (ANY) BRANCH to serve as SO2 Info Trn2  at Defence Digital and Information School, Defence Academy, Shrivenham  on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 19 December 2022 or earlier if applicable.  This role may be well suited to Pers Trg. 

The Unit function is to maximise Defence’s ability to meet the challenges of future operations by bringing science and technology to life through education and training The Role function is to manage and deliver training and education relating to Information Capability Management 

The Role responsibilities are to: 

·   As the Chief Instructor, to be the IM training and education SME in order to keep the suite of courses current and valuable to Defence.

·   To research, design, manage, deliver and evaluate all the IM courses iaw the Defence System Approach to Training Quality Standard at the DefAc.

·   To be Air Command IM liaison and SME in Information Capability.    

·   To lead, mentor and develop all Information Capability Branch lecturers to meet the Course programme.  

·   To perform line management responsibilities for military lecturers in Information Capability Branch. 

·   To lecture on all Information Management professional courses.

·   To act as an ex-officio IM T&E SME at various stakeholder meetings.

·   To act on behalf of SO1 Information Capability as required. 

Must either have been, or currently be, a Squadron Leader Any Branch or a Flight Lieutenant 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.

Defence Training Manager Course                           

Defence Train The Trainer                                            

Defence Course Design Course                                   

Defence Inval Course                                                   

Post Graduate Certificate In Education            

Msc Information Capability Management

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

Name: Sqn Ldr Fisher

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

Sqn Ldr Fisher 

The closing date for applications is 25 September 2022. Interviews will take place week commencing 24 October 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 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. 

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 Professions 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, 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 Shrivenham


This opportunity is closed to applications.