FS Command Support Group Coordinator
Subject to formal establishment, a vacancy will arise for a Flight Sergeant TG 17 to serve as FS Command Support Group Coordinator at HQ Air Reserves on Additional Duties Commitment (130) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 01 December 2021 (or earlier depending on formal establishment and candidate status.
FS Command Support Group is responsible to SO1 Reserves Support for optimisation of Command Support Group (CSG) output via a range of activities. The post holder will take the lead on promoting the effective utilisation of CSG Voluntary Ex-Regular Reserves (VeRR) personnel ranging from OR6 to OF7. This will include managing effective fulfilment of Reserves Support Request and monitoring fulfilment of commitments. This is a high-profile role and the individual must be able to liaise effectively with senior ranks. The role is based at HQ Air Command, but remote working will be considered.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Proactive coordination of Reserves Support Requests, linking in to Reserves HQ and BSGs to support across all Branch and Trade areas.
- Be the primary POC for the CSG working with Sponsors to identify how roles, skills and functions can be performed by VeRR, part time and remotely.
- Provision of support to VeRR personnel within the CSG, acting as TG 17 SME. Including the coordination of recruitment, administration and discharge of personnel.
- Develop, collate and maintain comprehensive databases.
- Financial planning and management of the CSG budget.
- Dissemination of policy updates, including future plans.
- Staffing of CSG Casework, Certificate of Efficiency and Bounty submissions.
- Providing education and guidance to VeRR Sponsors on Reserves employment, including Service-Leavers recruitment to VeRR.
- Weekly communication and briefs with SO1, WO Res Spt and the wider RPMC to ensure coordinated activity across the geographically separated units.
- Liaison with DBS Process Teams, RAF Focal Point, Unit Staff and BSG Coord's to enable successful BSG/CSG output
- Must either have been, or currently be, a Flight Sergeant TG 17 or a Sergeant TG 17 eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 2 Leaflet 560 and AP 3376 Vol 19. All Promotions will be ratified by means of a Promotion Board.
- Posses a detailed working knowledge of Reserves TCoS.
- Strong staff skills.
- Be able to work independently without support from subordinates and limited D&G from superiors.
- Possess good communication skills in order to liaise with all ranks, primarily, senior military grades.
- Understanding of the Base Support Group concept, its policy and procedures.
- Familiarity with Information Assurance and Data Protection processes and policy within the MOD; iaw JSPs 440/441 and AP7004.
- Proficient digital skills, ability to exploit MS Office and familiarity with Zoom, Skype and MS Teams.
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:
Sqn Ldr Caroline Maltby
SO2 BSG CSG
HQ Air Command
Applications. Candidate applications, with a maximum 2-page CV (to include copies of last 3 appraisal reports) should be sent to:
Wg Cdr Steve Minnikin
SO1 Reserves Support
Email – Steve.Minnikin285@mod.gov.uk
The closing date for applications is 30 July 21.
Unless already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlist in the RAFR with a liability for call-out for permanent service.
The appointment is on Addition Duties Commitment (180) 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.
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 https//www.gov.uk/guidance/pensions-and-compensation-for-veterans. 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 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.