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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-6 - PO - Sgt, OR-7 - CPO - SSgt/CSgt - Chf Tech/FS
Petty Officer, Sergeant, Chief Petty Officer, Staff Sergeant / Colour Sergeant

16/06/2024, 23:55 

June 2024
2 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
United Kingdom
FTRS - Limited Commitment

Vacancy detail

Primary Purpose:

a.    To act as a Permanent Staff Instructor for HMS CAMBRIA and HMS FLYING FOX, providing Guidance, Leadership, Advice and Direction (GLAD) for Reservists and providing support to the Unit Command in relation to the pursuit and achievement of Unit Objectives, specifically the Training and Retention of Reservists. 

b.    To be the lead PSI with responsibility for the planning, coordination, delivery and safety of all RYA & RHIB activity as defined within Project Gemini within the Waterfront Regional Training Hub and associated Inland and Satellite Units so Reservists attain the stated Training Performance Standards (TPS) and Operational Performance Standards (OPS) necessary to deliver operational capability to the Royal Navy.  

c.    To act as Chief RYA Instructor in accordance with RYA regulations.

d.    To act as Sea Survival Equipment (SSE) Supervisor.

e.    To act as a Power Boat Instructor (PBI).

f.    The primary purpose will involve weekend and evening working and travelling to other Units and venues as required.

g.    To be the SME for the VBS as part of Unit Core training and to maintain and update the equipment as required.

h.    To manage and administer the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Defence Learning Environment (DLE) to support the delivery of Unit training and to monitor the usage and progress of Unit personnel required to complete DLE courses for Core (NCTs) and INT training.

Secondary Purposes:

a.    To act as ‘River Officer’, supporting the designated Unit Harbour Master (Unit Ops Officer) to support the requirement set out in Port Maritime Safe Code (PMSC).

b.    To lead on ensuring the maintenance and safe operation of any Unit harbour and berthing facilities, dock mechanism of storage established at berthing arrangements liaising with the Unit Support Manager for the provision of Health, Safety and Environmental Protection. 

c.    To lead on provision of routine and emergent maintenance and/or safety work associated with the operation of RHIBs and associated operating equipment and infrastructure.  

d.    To support GW branch in the delivery of regional and national GW RYA training.  

e.     To carry out the duty as a Senior Risk Assessor and lead on conducting and co-ordinating Risk Assessments for Unit and regional events and activities.

f.    To support delivery of training to Untrained and Trained Strength Reservists within the Unit, Region and to the wider RNR training requirement at Lead Schools and other venues as required, including support to Marinisation weekends, depending on requirement.

g.    To assist in the delivery of Naval Core Training (NCT) continuous training serials

h.    To advise on all matters regarding General and Military Training.

i.    To act as the Duty Permanent Staff as required opening and closing the Unit and providing security and safety oversight of personnel within the Unit.  

j.    To undertake Duty Permanent Staff roster duties.

k.    To act as Permanent Staff First Aider 

l.    To act as Radiation Safe Officer Waterfront Regional Training Hub, and associated Inland and Satellite Units

m.    Unit Liaison Officer to HMS FLYING FOX.

n.    To assist in the planning, organising and execution of Unit Adventurous Training activities.

o.    To support other Permanent Staff in the fulfilment of their purpose and duty when directed. 

Principal Tasks:

9.    The post holder is to fulfil the requirement of their purpose, using sound judgement, drawing upon the following tasks as a reference to their duties:

a.    Delivery of training to Untrained and Trained Strength Reservists within all Units within the Waterfront Region Training Hub, and to the wider RNR training requirement at Lead Schools and other venues as required.


a.    Lead for the planning, coordination, delivery and safety of all RYA and RHIB activity as defined within Project Gemini within the Waterfront Regional Training Hub and associated Inland and Satellite Units so Reservists attain the stated Training (TPS) and Operational Performance Standards (OPS) necessary to deliver operational capability to the Royal Navy.  
Secondary Tasks

Any other legal tasks and duties as nominated by UOO/Command.

Must be an OR6 - OR7 of ANY specialisation. OR4 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent SJAR may be considered. 

OR8 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OR7.

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

a.    Leadership and developing people

b.    Communicating and influencing

c.    Working together

d.    Improvement and change

e.    Planning and managing resources to deliver business results

f.    Analysing and using evidence

JPA Competencies 

a.    RN Sea Survival Equipment (SSE) Maintainer/Supervisor (including Sea Survival Equipment Maintainer Course)

b.    RYA Powerboat Level 2

c.    Defence Trainer Course (DTc)

d.    Defence Trainer Supervisor (DTS)

e.    Advanced Care of Trainee (ACoT)

f.    Equality and Diversity Advisor (EDA)

g.    In date DBS held

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.

The start date is the anticipated one however, applicants should be aware a number of factors will potentially impact on this including the completion of pre-employment checks, medical category confirmation and the award of a Security Clearance. The start date could therefore be adjusted as appropriate – earlier for a fully qualified person with their and the employers agreement, or later if approvals cannot be immediately completed.


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

Eligibility for FTRS/ADC

Any member of the Maritime Part Time 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 will be re-instated in the RFR to take up FTRS/ADC.

Applicants undertaking a period of FTRS/ADC must be suitably qualified by rank/rate, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply.

Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold a rank/rate one or more above the advertised rank/rate or hold a rank/rate one below the advertised rank/rate.  

  • Applicants one rate below may be interviewed at the discretion of the FTRS Cell/Line Manager and may be employed in the acting higher rate (excluding the advertised rate of WO2 or WO1) if they are suitable, qualified, meet current promotion regulations in all respects and are selected to do so. Otherwise, they will be given the opportunity to carry out the role in their substantive rank/rate; the payment of Substitution Pay (SUPA) may be considered by the employer.
  • Applicants of a higher rank/rate prepared to serve in a position at a lower rank/rate than their current or former substantive rank will wear uniform, and be paid, at the Upper Rank/Rate’ level appropriate to that of the position on JPA. Exceptions will not normally be considered.

Ex-Regular Reserves of an equivalent rank from the Army or Royal Air Force are required to join the Maritime Reserves (RNR/RMR) before being eligible to apply.


Applicants must also be medically fit, and meet the minimum medical category required for the level of commitment, to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake.

  • A medical form to confirm MedCat and suitability to be employed is required to be returned within 2 weeks of commencing the role, or the commitment may be revoked.

Personnel who have been discharged via the RN Medical Board of Survey (MOBS) or the RN Medical Employability Board (MEB), do not have a RFR liability and are therefore unable to be considered for any FTRS/ADC/VERR role.

Only personnel on FTRS(FC) commitments will be entitled to the full range of Service Medical and Dental support. Those on lower levels will be entitled to emergency medical support whilst on duty.

Pension Issues

Personnel who qualify for a service pension should take financial advice from Defence Business Services (DBS) Reserves/Re-employment Pensions Department on the effect that undertaking FTRS service has on their pension, EDP, Resettlement Grant or Terminal Benefits.

Additional guidance can also be found at Of particular note is reference to the ‘Effect of Re-employment’ on Commutation and, for those leaving on a ‘preserved’ pension, the Resettlement Grant. Other organisations such as the Armed Forces Pension Society or the White Ensign Association may also be able to offer advice, but it is stressed that only DBS can provide an authoritative answer.

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. 

Naval Core Training (NCT), Individual Training Requirement (IRT) and Defence Mandated Training (DMT)

 Personnel on FTRS commitments are required to maintain currency in NCT, IRT and MDT in alignment with the rest of the RN/RM. The successful applicant will be expected to complete all modules and have them recorded on JPA within 2 months of commencing employment. This is an employer’s responsibility to monitor. 

  • RNFT

Personnel on FTRS Limited/Home/ADC/VERRs commitments are exempt the RNFT, unless they are a member of the RNR/RMR who should remain in date.

 Annual Salary and Leave

Pay will be in accordance with the pay scales published for the Armed Forces annually, and as governed by JSP 754.  Leave entitlement is detailed in JSP 760. Note, you are not able to carry forward leave from a Regular commission/engagement when commencing an FTRS Commitment or from one FTRS Commitment role to another FTRS Commitment role.


Entitlement to allowances is in accordance with JSP 754 however the following should be noted:

Get you Home (Travel)                  Only paid to qualifying personnel on FTRS(FC)

Home Duty Travel                          Only paid to qualifying personnel on FTRS(FC)


Personnel serving on FTRS(FC) TCoS are entitled to Single Living Accommodation (SLA) and Service Families Accommodation (SFA) as per Regular entitlements. 

Personnel serving on FTRS(LC/HC)/ADC TCoS are only eligible to occupy surplus Single Living Accommodation (SLA), at non-entitled rates.

Personnel serving on VeRR TCoS are not entitled to service accommodation.

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