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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr

01/01/2030, 23:55 

2 years
Royal Navy
RN Engineer GS Officer, RN Warfare GS (OF)
Abbey Wood, Bristol
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

Unit Function

A matrix of Cap Sponsor / SRO / RSO agents, forward based with the Delivery Agent to ensure UNDERSTANDING, TRANSPARENCY and COHERENCE of Requirement and Acceptance (R&A).

Position Role

Maritime Multi-Link (MML) Requirements Manager (RM)


Be the Lead Requirements SME to the Maritime TDL programmes ensuring alignment between the DE&S Acquisition and Support functions, and the operational context.

Communicate the Cap Sponsor / SRO / RSO intent within DE&S to translate capability requirements into programme-level requirements.

Lead the Maritime TDLs (including those that use strategic bearers) pan-DLOD Requirements and Acceptance Management. Develop and own the Maritime TDLs programme RAMS / RAMP, CONEMP / CONUSE, URD, TLMP, ITEAP and ACR.

Identify, prioritise and assure pan-DLOD financial, commercial, technical and operational performance trades within the programme.

Support DE&S input into the Annual Budgetary Cycle, Programme Cost Review, Balance of Investment and responses to Change Requests.

Lead the Command and MCS 3OA management, and influence stakeholders’ capture and management of related: Risks, 4OAs, Issues, Dependencies and Opportunities (RAIDO).

Provide RM SME support to any dependant CPG, Programme / Project Board or ISCMB.

Undertake pan-platform/capability tasking in support of RM function as capacity and priorities allow.


The incumbent must have the ability to travel to all defence and industry locations within the UK and occasionally overseas which may include overnight stays and short trips away as required.  Working from home will be routine.

Employer Comments

Effective Requirements setting is critical to all that follows and must be subject to an acceptance methodology that demonstrates capability acceptance across all 6 DLODs to the User. This can only be done by a uniformed Requirements Manager (RM) with current, relative operational experience in the Maritime Domain. There is a degree of 'translation' from the front line to DE&S counterparts to ensure the requirement and acceptance criteria is articulated (and understood); providing requirements context and assessing operational impact.  The uniformed RM is also best placed to judge acceptance from a user perspective, ensuring that acceptance events clearly demonstrate to the user that the capability is fit for purpose. DE&S relies on the RM to provide credible user advice as required and the incumbent should be in date for core military skills training.

Platform experience is essential to understand the variety and breadth of capabilities within the Maritime TDLs RM portfolio. Wider understanding of the individual and collective capabilities role in delivering operational effect is also beneficial in understanding interdependencies and informing threats and opportunities as a result. The Maritime TDLs RM portfolio is wide ranging and involves a plethora of stakeholders across NC, within DE&S organisations and in wider industry. Good technical and communication skills are pivotal in influencing these areas to achieve the required NC outcomes.

The RM is the advocate for C&A as a 'team sport' and works collaboratively to engage / influence stakeholders / DLODs to ensure Cap Sponsor / SRO / RSO intent is met.  The incumbent must be consensus orientated who can work effectively as a team member or when called upon to use their own initiative.

Often working as singleton NC representative with DE&S and industry, they must be a proven self-starter, able to ruthlessly prioritise – who are empowered to manage their own diary and work location.  Flexible working is key to maximising productivity in a matrix managed function, where productivity over presenteeism is paramount.


Must be an OF3 of ANY Warfare or Engineering specialisation. OF2 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR will be considered. 

OF4 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and wear the rank of OF3.

Must be serving as a member of the Reserve Forces or have served with the Regular Forces.

The following are essential but may be gained in post

Staff Training or Academic Equivalent

FKSE Cap and Acq

MoD Financial Skills Awareness

MoD Commercial Skills Awareness

CAPAC Module 1 (Capability)

CAPAC Module 2 (Acquisition)

CAPAC Module 4 (Requirements)

The following are desirable but could be gained in post:


Scrum Start Up for Teams (SS4T)


FKSE Cap and Acq

Applicants will undergo an initial eligibility sift. Successful applicants will have their details forwarded to the Post Sponsor to arrange interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Following interviews; the successful applicant will be informed that they are the Preferred Candidate with details being sent to the CM RES FTRS Cell who will continue the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Once the recruitment process is complete then the Preferred Candidate will be invited to take up FTRS.


The start date will be ASAP

This advert will close within 2 weeks of an application being received

Eligibility for FTRS/ADC

Any member of the Maritime Volunteer Reserves (RNR, RMR) or the Royal Fleet Reserves (RFR) (Ex-Regular Reserve) may volunteer to undertake a period of FTRS/ADC. Ex-Regular personnel whose RFR liability has run out may be re-instated to take up FTRS/ADC.

Applicants undertaking a period of FTRS/ADC must be suitably qualified by rank, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank or more above or one rank only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be employed in the acting higher rank if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank then the rank worn will be appropriate to that of the position. Exceptions will not normally be considered.

Applicants must also be medically fit to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake. Personnel who have been discharged P8 permanently unsuitable Naval Service through the MBOS and Employability Board will not be considered.

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