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Recruitment Officer Scotland

Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt
Lieutenant (RN), Captain (RM)

15/01/2023, 23:55 

July 2022
12 months
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

To provide the assured delivery of all activity aimed at recruiting high quality people in sufficient numbers to maintain the Operational Capability of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Maritime Reserves, today and in the future.

Stimulate potential candidates and their influencers in educational establishments interest in a career in the RN/RM as an employer of first choice.

To assess the suitability of officer candidates by conducting career discussions and redirecting unsuitable candidates to AFCO staff for alternate entry options.

Counsel potential officer candidates for entry into the RN/RM and prepare them for attendance at the AIB, RM POC and FATs.

Maintain an ongoing programme of school and university visits within recruiting area.

Oversee and advise AFCO staff with respect to the officer recruitment process.

Host and accompany candidates on Potential Officer Visits / Courses and Ship’s visits.

Attend the AIB and CNR every 6 months to ensure currency.

Manage and maintain officer candidate applications using the candidate management system, action tasks allocated to the ACLO and conduct the required first party audits of officer candidates.


Requirement to travel for outreach and professional development.

The Royal Navy is going through a Transformation programme and this will include changes to the way Recruiting Field Force (RFF) works. Whilst the current situation has the RFF based in and around regional AFCOs this may change in the future and specifically during the period of this FTRS commitment. Personnel may be required to undertake Alternative Working Arrangements (AWA) including Remote Working (RW - includes but not limited to home working (JSP 750)), travel to a regional recruitment admin hub (including overnight travel) and / or working from an alternative Defence location.


Must be an OF2 of ANY specialisation. OF1 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR will be considered. 

OF3 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and wear the rank of OF2.

Must be serving as a member of the Reserve Forces or have served with the Regular Forces.

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Applicants will undergo an initial eligibility sift. Successful applicants will have their details forwarded to the Post Sponsor to arrange interviews. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Following interviews; the successful applicant will be informed that they are the Preferred Candidate with details being sent to the CM RES FTRS Cell who will continue the recruitment process. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised accordingly.

Once the recruitment process is complete then the Preferred Candidate will be invited to take up FTRS.


NB: Where the Anticipated Start date has already passed, the start date will be ASAP 


Eligibility for FTRS/ADC

Any member of the Maritime Volunteer Reserves (RNR, RMR) or the Royal Fleet Reserves (RFR) (Ex-Regular Reserve) may volunteer to undertake a period of FTRS/ADC. Ex-Regular personnel whose RFR liability has run out may be re-instated to take up FTRS/ADC.

Applicants undertaking a period of FTRS/ADC must be suitably qualified by rank, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rank or more above or one rank only below the advertised rank. Applicants one rank below may be employed in the acting higher rank if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank then the rank worn will be appropriate to that of the position. Exceptions will not normally be considered.

Applicants must also be medically fit to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake. Personnel who have been discharged P8 permanently unsuitable Naval Service through the MBOS and Employability Board will not be considered.

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