FS OPS WG ASSURANCE
A vacancy has arisen for a FS – Any Profession; however, preference will be given to TG1, TG 7 ASOM/NCC or Non-Commissioned Aircrew – to serve as FS Assurance at RAF Waddington on Full Time Reserve Service (Home Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 16 January 2023.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Ensuring the RAF Waddington Defence Aerodrome Manual (DAM) and Defence Aerodrome Assurance Framework (DAAF) are compliant with MAA RA 1026 and the most recent MAA Templates.
- Supporting DAM information owners in reviewing and amending their respective DAM areas, iaw their TORs.
- Liaising with the Wg FSO and Dep Wg FSO to ensure safety reporting relevant to the DAM is fed back into documentation reviews / requests for change.
- Assisting in the provision of first party assurance of the DAM / DAAF and preparing Ops Spt Wg for relevant second and third party assurance visits.
- Hosting of documents as directed by OC Ops Sqn and ensuring a uniform format and structure.
- Providing a central point of co-ordination and oversight such that all documentation within the scope of Ops Wg Assurance is complementary with Ops Sqn. Liaising with Dep Wg FSO to ensure that relevant safety reporting (e.g. DASORs and In-Forms) is fed back into supporting documentation reviews / requests for change to ensure suitability of purpose.
- Supporting output of First Party Assurance across Ops Sqn, and then into wider Ops Spt Wg.
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: Sqn Ldr Robert Mepham
Tel: 07517 598463
Applications. Candidate applications, with a maximum 2-page CV (to include copies of last 3/4 appraisal reports as required) should be sent to:
Sqn Ldr R Mepham
Ops Support Wing
The closing date for applications is 30 September 2022 and interviews (unless prom board required) will take place week commencing 10 October 2022.
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 (Home 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.
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.
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 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pensions-and-compensation-for-veterans 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(HC) 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 Waddington. Please engage with the Post Sponsor to confirm availability.
This opportunity is closed to applications.