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SO3 ACO Pers Pol

Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt
Flight Lieutenant

27/06/2022, 23:55 

August 2022
4 years
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army
People Ops
HQ RAF Air Cadets RAFC Cranwell
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Flight Lieutenant People Operations to serve as SO3 Personnel Policy (SO3 Pers Pol) at HQ RAF Air Cadets (RAFAC), RAFC Cranwell on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 15 August 2022 or earlier subject to candidates status.

This is a varied role that involves the development of personnel policy and procedures, the progression of UK-wide casework for RAFAC, and will also include the development of wider policies designed to ensure the safety and welfare of cadets.  Key components of the role are:

-        Responsible for managing a UK-wide portfolio of RAFAC P1 cases.

-        Responsible for writing and updating RAFAC policy for personnel administration, investigation policies and procedures, and P1 casework progression.

-        Acting as a SME in terms of casework progression and child/Cadet Force Adult Volunteer safeguarding matters.

-        Acting as an SME to interface with DBS, DSLA, RAFAC Accounts and Digital staffs, for the ongoing integration and future development of JPA as the RAFAC pay system.

-        Acting as an SME coordinator between the Personnel and Digital departments in the ongoing development of ‘paperless processes’ for personnel administration.

  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Flight Lieutenant & People Operations or a Flying Officer & People Operations eligible for time promotion in accordance with AP 3393 Vol 1 and AP 7000.
  • Have PSF or P1 experience.
  • Be capable of writing Administrative Reports, policy documents and general correspondence to a high standard and in a timely manner.
  • Instructional / presentation experience.
  • Be familiar with the requirements of Data Protection legislation.
  • Have experience of running investigations.
  • Have been an EDA.
  • Be DTTT qualified.

A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last 4 appraisal reports. 

Enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to:

Name: Flt Lt Paul Warner


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

Name: Sqn Ldr Russ Heath Email:

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 Royal Air Force Reserves 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 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 Professions 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 the Royal Air Force Reserves if an appropriate Professions advisor can be identified to sponsor the applicant.  The relevant Profession’s advisor 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, Profession 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, Reserve personnel can 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.