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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OF-4 - Cdr - Lt Col - Wg Cdr
Wing Commander

30/09/2021, 23:55 

February 2022
3 Years
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army
Engineer, Logistics
Baden Wurttemberg
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Wg Cdr in the Eng or Logs Branches to serve as STAFF OFFICER OP PLAN 1, JSEC HQ GERMANY - BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG - ULM, on Full Time Reserve Service (Full Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 07 February 2022 (or earlier). 

This role reports to the BRANCH HEAD J5 PLANS and is responsible for: 

  • Acting as an ambassador for UK Armed Forces and serve as a conduit for the exchange of information between UK entities, JSEC and other NATO commands.
  • Supporting the ongoing development of JSEC.
  • Managing, contributing to, and supporting JSEC Operational Planning events and activities.
  • Acting as a focal point for AIR related matters within the J5 Plans Branch
  • Acting as the single point of contact for Troop Contributing Nations (TCNs) and US EUCOM during JSEC planning events.
  • Acting as the J5 Vignette Script Writer for external and internal exercises.
  • Assisting the UK Senior National Representative with National Matters – deputising when required.
  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Wg Cdr (Logs or Eng Branch) with demonstrable SO1 experience within A4/J4 domain
  • Project or programme management experience
  • Previous NATO experience
  • Commanded at OF3/4
  • Psc(j)
  • NATO Operational experience

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: 

Name: Wg Cdr S D Clarke, CM13, COS Pers, Air Command, RAF High Wycombe, HP14 4XN.

Tel: Skype +443001664606


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

Wg Cdr S D Clarke, CM13, COS Pers, Air Command, RAF High Wycombe, HP14 4XN.  


The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021 and interviews will take place week commencing 01 October 2021.

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

Applicants of an equivalent rank from sister Services may apply but will only be accepted into RAFR service if an appropriate branch/trade sponsor can be identified to sponsor the applicant.  Branch/trade sponsor approval must be agreed before the 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(FC) TCoS are entitled to Single Living Accommodation (SLA) and Service Families Accommodation (SFA) as per Regular entitlements.

This opportunity is closed to applications.