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Sgt Appren QA

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-6 - PO - Sgt

01/08/2021, 23:55 

December 2021
4 years
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army
TG10 - Physical Training Instructor
RAF Physical Training Instructor
RAF Cosford
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Sgt PTI to serve as Trade Group 10 Apprenticeship centre SNCO at RAF Cosford on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 13 December 2021 (or earlier, depending upon candidate status). This is a high-profile position that aims to develop ab initio PTIs in the training environment as well as within the workplace across the RAF.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing candidates enrolled onto a TG10 Personal Trainer L3 apprenticeship. Responsible for:

  • Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Delivering briefs to new apprentices in relation to evidence pack.
  • Assessing Practical P2 activities (in accordance with L3 workbook)
  • Conducting face to face Learner Reviews (in line with policy)
  • Maintaining Learner records
  • Support RAF Cosford Station commitments
  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Sgt PTI or a Substantive Cpl eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 2 Leaflet 560 and AP 3376 Vol 1. Promotion will be ratified by means a Promotion Board.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Employment Check (If not already held, waiver process may be applied for).
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Command experience
  • Coaching & Mentoring Qualifications
  • Diet & Nutrition Qualifications
  • VLE/EBT/Blended learning Cse
  • Flight Safety, Human Factors Training (JPA Competency)
  • Appropriate levels of physical fitness
  • Defence Training Supervisor
  • L3 Assessing Vocational Achievement or equivalent.
  • DTC / DTTT v2
  • Strength & Conditioning Qualifications or knowledge
  • Kettlebell Qualification or knowledge

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: FS Peek

Tel: 01902 377130



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

Sqn Ldr Turner


RAF Cosford


WV7 3EX (Cc’d


The closing date for applications is 01 August 2021 and interviews (unless prom board required) will take place week commencing 16 August 2021.

Unless already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlisted in the RAFR 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 Chapter 16 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 4 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 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(LC/HC)/ADC TCoS are eligible to occupy Single Living Accommodation (SLA) if available, at entitled rates, if serving within the Air Command TLB.

This opportunity is closed to applications.