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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-4 - LH/LR - Cpl

15/08/2022, 23:55 

January 2023
5 Years
Royal Air Force
People Ops
RAF Waddington
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Corporal (People Ops) to serve as JNCO HR at 2503 Sqn, RAF Waddington on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 03 January 2023 (or earlier, depending upon candidate status).

As the Sqn Clerk, the successful applicant will be responsible for the efficient and effective administration of the Sqn Admin Office, ensuring that all activities comply with current regulations and legislation.  The successful applicant will be responsible to the Sqn Chf Clk for performing the following specified duties:

  • Day-to-day administration of the Sqn Admin Office
  • Administration of pay and allowances of Regular and Reserve Forces personnel
  • Administration of Annual Appraisal Reports
  • Preparation of Force Protection and Sqn statistics/information to the relevant authorities
  • Maintenance of the Monthly Management Check registers
  • Administration of mobilised personnel
  • Assisting in the conducting of Sqn training as required.
  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Corporal (People Ops) or Senior Aircraftman (People Ops) who is eligible for promotion in accordance with AP3392 Vol 2 Leaflet 560 and AP3376 Vol 1. All Promotions will be ratified by means of a Promotion Board.
  • Must be willing to conduct flexible working to align with Part Time Volunteer Reserves (PTVR) training requirements, including on occasion working weekends.

Defence Train the Trainer (DTTT) Qualification.

Knowledge and experience of RAF Reserves.

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: 

Flt Lt Stuart Lowry

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

Flt Lt S Lowry

2503 Sqn 

RAF Waddington


The closing date for applications is 15 August 2022 and interviews (unless prom board required) will take place shortly afterwards.

Unless already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlisted in the RAuxAF 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 Chapter 16 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.

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 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, 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(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 Waddington.