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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-6 - PO - Sgt

30/09/2022, 23:55 

April 2023
4 years
Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Army
RAF Waddington
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for a Sergeant Any to serve as SNCO TDF at RAF Waddington on Full Time Reserve Service (Home Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 1 Apr 23. 

Working directly to FS TDF, the SNCO TDF for management of Force Development (FD) and Training and Development (TD) for RAF Waddington and its lodger and parented units.

Specific responsibilities include:  

  • Force Development (FD). In support of the delivery of FD activities to Stn and its lodger and parented units:
  • Assist the STO in providing training support and advice as required iot make the Stn training effort as effective and efficient as possible.
  • Deliver DWT, Thriving at Work and any other courses created by TDF.
  • Assist sections in identifying their requirements for training aids / equipment and IT. Maintain an Asset Register, maintenance and replacement schedule and loan pool for AVTE. Identify, relocate and dispose of surplus training equipment.
  • Act as Stn Lead for advice on the provision of training resources, including publications and training aids.
  • SNCO TDF will maintain records of: FD activities, Ffacilitators and raining facilities.
  • Manage and conduct an annual programme of TD visits in co-ordination with the STO, PLA and Sqn / Section training and management staff to publicise personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Advise Stn on 22 Gp policy, new initiatives and CPD opportunities. Develop relations with other Stns to enable cooperation and integration.
  • Manage EPC/Budgets records.
  • Associated duties to include, Building Custodian & Fire Safety, H&S and Environmental Protection, Inventory Holder and Health, Wellbeing & Resilience Committee.

      Must either have been, or currently be, a substantive Sergeant or a Corporal eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3393 Vol 1 and AP 7000. All Promotions will be ratified by means of a Promotion Board. 

      Must possess effective communication skills, be IT-literate and produce high-quality written work. 

      • Defence Trainer Qualification 
      • Defence Trainer Supervisor 
      • Force Development Facilitator Course (FDFC)
      • Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)
      • Mobile Team Challenge (MTC) Trg
      • Low Ropes / High Ropes

      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 J Matterface, OC FDS or

      Flight Sergeant Leah Wright, FS Trg Development Flight

      Tel:      +44 (0)300 1698 494 (FS Wright)

      Applications.  Candidate applications, with a maximum 2-page CV (to include copies of last 3 appraisal reports as required) should be sent to: 

      Sqn Ldr Jill Matterface ( 

      OC FDS, RAF Waddington, Lincoln, LN5 9NB

      The closing date for applications is 30 Sep 22.

      Interviews will take place in October 2022.

      The appointment is on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited 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 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 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 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 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.