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Vacancy - OC 4626 RAuxAF Sqn RAF Brize Norton

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
2021/23
OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr, OF-4 - Cdr - Lt Col - Wg Cdr
Squadron Leader, Wing Commander

30/07/2021, 23:55 

April 2022
4 years
Royal Air Force
Medical
Any
4626 RAuxAF Sqn RAF Brize Norton
Oxfordshire
United Kingdom
RSDs

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Wg Cdr (Med Any) to serve as Officer Commanding 4626 Sqn RAuxAF at RAF Brize Norton on PTVR Terms and Conditions of Service with an initial proposed start date of 1 Apr 22.

The ideal candidate will have been, or currently be a Wg Cdr or Sqn Ldr eligible for promotion.

As Officer Commanding 4626 Sqn RAuxAF, the incumbent will be responsible to the Op Sponsor, (Comd Med (RAF)).

The specific responsibilities of the Officer Commanding include:

Providing effective leadership and management of 4626 Sqn, including their welfare and professional development.

Provide SME medical support and training to the Med Flt 600 Sqn.

Ensuring the general readiness of unit personnel for mobilisation in support of the RAFMS or DMS operational roles.

Ensuring that 4626 Sqn RAuxAF achieves its published Military Output as per Comd Med (RAF)’s Operational Directive.

Ensuring that an effective recruiting and publicity campaign is conducted in line with the RAFMR Recruitment & Retention Strategy and deliver on agreed targets.

Oversee the efficient training of all regular and auxiliary members of 4626 Sqn in order to meet the directed Capability requirement.

Senior level engagement with civilian partners and employers (inc NHS Trusts and associated healthcare providers).


Must either have been, or currently be, a Wg Cdr (Med Any) or a Sqn Ldr (Med Any) eligible for promotion.

Must either have been or currently serving within the RAF Medical Services.

Previous Staff Experience.

Have experience of working in a post associated with the RAuxAF.

ACSC or ACSC(Reserves)

A Command Appointment Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last 4 appraisal reports as required. Enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to:

Wg Cdr Tony Ewart

anthony.ewart238@mod.gov.uk

Unless already holding a commission in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be commissioned in the RAuxAF with a liability for call-out for permanent service.

The appointment is on PTVR (90 day) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Pt2 Ch53 for an initial period of 4 years. Subject to satisfactory performance in appointment during first 2 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; however, not on promotion. Furthermore, prior approval must be sought from the relevant Branch & Trade Advisor in order to confirm current and past experience prior to being invited to interview.

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 sponsors 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 in JSP 765 and the following links:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/joint-service-publication-jsp-765-the-armed-forces-compensation-scheme

www.gov.uk/government/publications/reserve-forces-pension-scheme-regulations

Of particular note is reference to the ‘Effect of Re-employment on Commutation’.

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.

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.

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

Mrs B Exley
belinda.exley582@mod.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 30 Jul 21 with interviews being held later in Sep 21, after the Reserves promotion board on 15 September if applicants are sifted-in on promotion.

This opportunity is closed to applications.