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Vacancy summary

Royal Air Force
OR-2 - AB - Mne - Pte - AS2/AS1
Air Specialist (Class 1)

05/03/2024, 23:55 

July 2024
5 Years
Royal Air Force
TG8 - Force Protection, Sy and Resilience
RAF Police
RAF St Mawgan
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

A vacancy has arisen for an A/Cpl/Upd (RAFP) to serve as NCO IC Police Dog Section at RAF St Mawgan on Full Time Reserve Service (Home Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 29 July 2024 (or earlier, subject to candidate status).

The post holder will be responsible, through the line management of SNCO PS RAFP to OC Sy Flt at RAF St Mawgan, Newquay. The requirement is for support of the Defence Survival, Evade, Resistance and Extraction (SERE) Training Organisation (DSTO) at RAF St Mawgan in the achievement of their mission; to provide Defence with assured and relevant SERE, JPR expertise to inspire individuals’ confidence and resilience in situations of extreme pressure and protect operational missions during isolating events. Responsibilities will include:

  • The daily management and administration of the Dog Section.
  • To provide Service Police Dog Support for DSTO (including lesson delivery).
  • The daily care and welfare of Military Working Dogs.
  • To train and maintain the operational capabilities of these dogs.
  • To assist RAF Police with Police Dog support on Unit as required.

Must either have been, or currently be, an A/Cpl/Upd (RAFP).

  • Must be able to gain SC level Security Clearance.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Computer literate.
  • Q|Q-P-D (RAF Police Dog Handler)|RAF|
  • Q|Q-SA (M) 07|Joint|
  • Q|Q-P-D-PD Police Dog Handler|RAF|
  • Q|Q-P-KM|RAF|
  • Q|Q-P-D-CLASS 2 (Patrol Dog Trainer)|RAF|
  • Aviation Security qualified.
  • Armed Forces Act 2006 trained.
  • Volume Crime Investigators Course (VCIC) or equivalent Level 2 Investigator qualified.

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: Sgt F Davies


Tel:      +44 (0) 30 01561758

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

Flt Lt Dominic Ellis (ASF-RAFP-9Sqn-DSC)

The closing date for applications is 05 March 2024 and interviews will take place shortly afterwards.

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 (Home Commitment) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Part 1 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of 5 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.

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 KR1027 process will have their applications rejected as they are not eligible to join the RAF Reserves in accordance with AP 3391.

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.