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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-7 - CPO - SSgt/CSgt - Chf Tech/FS
Flight Sergeant

26/02/2024, 23:55 

July 2024
5 Years
Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force
HQ Air-HQ 1GP- High Wycombe
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Flight Sergeant (Any Profession) to serve as Flight Sergeant Workforces at Headquarters 1 Group (Gp), RAF High Wycombe on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of being not before 11 July 2024. Brief description of the role:

1.    Act as the lead co-ordinator for all 1 Gp workforce (WF) activity. Liaising with Force Head Quarter (FHQ) Establishment Advisors and overseeing/monitoring the submissions of all 1 Gp Establishment Change Requests (ECR).

2.    Act as the lead advisor and mentor to all FHQ and Air Wing Establishment Advisors (EAs).

3.    Provide Workforce Requirement advice during FHQ and Air Wing visits.

4.    Engagement with internal and external Stakeholders regarding all WF change requests, including Force growth and subsequent Force Change Request (FCR) action. 

5.    Plan and progress annual Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), to identify future WF requirements and support the staffing process for prioritisation of identified posts. 

6.    Engagement with the 1 Gp Business Manager (BM) to ensure the Whole Force (Civil Servants and Military) is within the Whole Force cost envelope (WFCE).  

7.    Work with the FHQs EAs to identify available capitation throughout the financial year and ensure the most efficient use of all spare capitation. Provide support/advise on the subsequent admin action (raising ECRs) required, as well as advice on alternative WF generation options, such as Supply Fusion. 

8.    The allocation, activation, and management of all 1 Gp Pre Planned Augmentation (PPA) JPANs. Including engagement with HRCs and A1 Ops to track and manage those JPANs in accordance with FGen policy.  

9.    Collate, maintain, and analyse statistics (from various data analytic tools) iot support SO3 People Ops and Capability in producing an accurate people picture to be briefed up to AOC 1 Gp on a monthly basis. 

10.    Provide support to the CoC as required for all establishment matters, including all PPA activity.

  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Flight Sergeant (Any Profession) or a Chf Tech / Sergeant (Any Profession) eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 2 Leaflet 560 and AP 3376 Vol 1. 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.
  • Experience of SLIM (System for Liability Information Management) – if not already held, training will be given.
  • Financial Skills Certificate (DLE (Defence Learning Environment)) .

A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last 3 appraisal reports as required.  Enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to:

Name: Flt Lt Victoria Logan


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

Flt Lt Victoria Logan | SO3 People Ops and Capability | 1 Gp | Hurricane Block | HQ Air Command, RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4UE

The closing date for applications is 26 February 2024 and interviews (unless prom board required) will take place week commencing 11 March 2024.

Unless already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlisted 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 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 Professions 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 the Royal Air Force Reserves if an appropriate Professions advisor can be identified to sponsor the applicant.  The relevant Profession’s advisor 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, Profession and ensure this MWT is compatible with the post sponsor’s proposed start date, prior to applying.

Admin Discharge.  Ex-service candidates who have been administratively discharged through the KR1027 process will have their applications rejected as they are not eligible to join the RAF Reserves in accordance with AP 3391.

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/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 High Wycombe.

This opportunity is closed to applications.