A vacancy has arisen for a Corporal (TG7 – ASOS) to serve as an Air and Space Operations Specialist at RAF Leeming on an FTRS Term and Conditions of Service (TCoS) commitment, with an initial proposed start date of 31 October 2022.
This role is responsible for ensuring that all functions of the 11 Sqn QEAF Flying Operations support and Mission Planning desk from Met Brief to Cease Flying are delivered. They will be required to assist the Sqn flying supervisors as required, liaise with Stn Ops, Eng and external agencies among other operations support activities.
- This role will ensure that all aspects of Flying Operations support, and Mission Planning activities are delivered to 11 Sqn QEAF staff, instructors, and students.
- Support, and at times lead the Flying Operations function to ensure the safe and correct operations of the 11 Sqn QEAF Ops desk.
- The generation, management, and retrieval of mission planning data to ensure the safe operation of 11 Sqn QEAF students and instructors.
- The understanding and Integration of information between external organisation, Stn Operations, Engineering and other enabling functions to ensure all Flying Operations requirements and governance are addressed and maintained.
- The role holder may be required to carry out additional or alternative tasks, subject to holding the appropriate qualifications.
- Must either have been, or currently be, a Cpl - TG7 ASOS.
- Validated as an Air and Space Operations Specialist.
- FOSC, HF, H&S Trg, ED&I Trg.
- SCEPTRE (mission planning tool) Management Course.
- Significant knowledge and understanding of a mission planning tool.
- Experience of Fast-Jet flying operations.
- Civilian Driving Licence/FMT600.
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: Flt Lt Alan Dolding, RAF Leeming, Northallerton, DL7 9NJ. Alan.Dolding504@mod.gov.uk
Tel: 01677 456835
Applications. Candidate applications, with a maximum 2-page CV (to include copies of last 3 appraisal reports as required) should be sent to:
Wg Cdr Jamie Buckle – 11 Sqn QEAF, RAF Leeming, Northallerton, DL7 9NJ. Jamie.email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 31 August 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 05 September 2022.
Unless already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlisted 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 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pensions-and-compensation-for-veterans 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. However, it is unlikely that accommodation will be available with this position, and contact should be made with Flt Lt Dolding for further clarification.