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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OF-4 - Cdr - Lt Col - Wg Cdr
Wing Commander

27/06/2022, 23:55 

July 2022
2years, 8 months
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army
HQ Air Command
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Wg Cdr to serve as Deputy Team Leader for the Professions Team at Air Command, RAF High Wycombe on Full Time Reserve Service (Full Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 25 July 2022.

The Professions Team is responsible for the delivery of change in RAF Regular and Reserve workforce structure from 68 Branches and Trades to 11 Professions.  Duties include:

  • Oversee the engagement with the 11 Professions Advisor Teams to deliver the profession structures, competence frameworks and career pathways to support their introduction. 
  • Engaging with leads from Workforce Requirements Structures/Analytics/Forecasting, Career Management, Reserve Forces Directorate, COS Training/22 Gp, Employment Policy, Pay Policy, Legal Services and Recruiting and Selection to deliver the underlying changes to policy, process and structures that underpin the change.
  • Oversee the production and maintenance of the Programme Plan, risk and issues management, LFE and benefits management including reporting through PARMIS and to the Portfolio Direction Group.
  • Leading engagement with the RN and Army for their respective Projects HECATE and CASTLE.
  • Work with ACAS Strat and ACAS Plans staffs to ensure Professions remains aligned to the RAF Strategy, RAF Strategic Direction, People Strategy and Strategic HR Implementation.
  • Ensure comprehensive and robust communications are produced both at Programme level and for individual Professions.
  • Act as the Secretary to the 3* Professions Board and 2* Professions SG.  Act as member of the Professions OF5 WG.
Must either have been, or currently be, a wing commander within one of the RAF cores Branches
  • Previous Air Cmd experience
  • Previous Joint experience
  • Holder psc(j)
  • Previous OF3 or 4 command experience
  • Programme Management SQEP

A Selection 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:

Name: Wg Cdr S D Clarke, CM13, COS Pers, Air Command, RAF High Wycombe, HP14 4XN.

Tel: Skype +443001664606

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

Wg Cdr S D Clarke, CM13, COS Pers, Air Command, RAF High Wycombe, HP14 4XN.

The closing date for applications is 27 June 2022. Interviews will take place week commencing 04 July 2022.

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

The appointment is on Full Time Reserve Service (Full 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 to 31 March 2025, but with potential to extend to complete 3 years in total.

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 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.

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(FC) TCoS are entitled to Single Living Accommodation (SLA) and Service Families Accommodation (SFA) as per Regular entitlements.

This opportunity is closed to applications.