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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-8 - WO2, OR-9 - WO1 - WO/Macr
Warrant Officer 2, Warrant Officer 1

18/03/2024, 11:30 

Royal Navy, Royal Marines
West Midlands
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail


1.    The Royal Navy (RN) recruiting organisation, under Head of Recruitment and Attraction (Hd R&A), is responsible, to Director, People & Training (Dir. P&T) for the delivery of the RN/RM recruitment and assessment pipeline. The Attract Teams (ATs) are a key element in supporting the Ministry of Defence’s commitment to increasing the diversity of its personnel and increasing awareness of the RN in under-represented groups such as EM and females. The ATs directly supports the attainment of the RN Levels of Ambition as set by 1SL.

2.    The ATs are Hd R&A’s primary asset within the organisation to deliver nationally based, but locally delivered, recruiting engagement for the RN within an assigned geographical area of the UK.  

3.     The Warrant Officer Attract Team (WOAT) is to act as the focal point for the planning and delivery of all recruiting engagement and careers activities in educational, community and youth group venues across their area. 

4.    The WOAT is to develop innovative recruiting engagement programmes for delivery to the target audiences as directed by SO1 Attract. Engagement events are to be delivered both Face to Face (F2F) and by utilising all digital channels as authorised by the Service. The recruiting engagement programmes will include a range of packages including Leadership and Development sessions, Experiential learning opportunities and Multi-Faith engagements all with the aim to increase the awareness of the RN and the careers opportunities within.  

5.    Compliance with the recruitment engagement strategy is paramount in achieving the targets set. Events within communities is a critical enabler in supporting and enhancing the engagement work for both internal and external organisations/ influencers.  


Primary Purpose: 

i.    Establish and deliver a coherent direct contact recruiting engagement and outreach plan for Hd R&A that raises awareness of the RN to the general population and specific under-represented groups, with the aim of creating a permissive recruiting environment through the direction and co-ordination of the AT within geographical areas.  

ii.    Plan and implement a sustained, consistent, and coordinated programme of engagement and outreach activities which will engage young people aged 10-25, and their gatekeepers, to increase awareness of the RN.

iii.    Create a robust network and develop strong relationships with Business and Community Leaders, Key Educational Staff, and Youth Organisations to offer events/themed packages to be delivered both F2F and through authorised digital channels.

Secondary Purpose:

i.    Exploit key relationships and opportunities created by SO2 Relationship manager in their geographical area with key MoD stakeholders including RN Media, NCHQ D&I, Chaplain of the Fleet, CMR and the other Services including Networks.

ii.    Liaise and co-ordinate with other Hd R&A stakeholders through attendance at Attract Activity Co-ordination planning meetings to ensure coherent and most appropriate assets are pooled to achieve the R&A Strategy Aim.

iii.    Support the other AT areas in the execution of their outreach activity when additional resource is required. 

iv.    Carry out other tasking as directed by SO1 Attract.

Primary Tasks: 

i.        Create a sustained, consistent, and coordinated programme of recruiting outreach and engagement activity.

ii.        Actively contribute to the raising of awareness of the RN in target communities as directed by SO1 Attract. 

iii.       Operate within the assigned budget ensuring full compliance with all corporate governance guidance and MOD financial regulations and maintain records for audit when required.

iv.        Liaise with peers in the other Services, ensuring networks and best practice are shared on a Tri-Service basis, attending meetings as required.

v.       Attend key meetings as required and directed.
vi.       Provide LM responsibilities for AT personnel.
Secondary Tasks:
i.       Co-ordinate the maintenance of records of AT activity on the Activity Tracker, to appropriately evaluate the impact of outreach delivered. 

ii.       Act as cardholder for both ePC and GPC purchases, maintaining records for Audit purposes.

iii.      Respond to other tasking as directed by SO2 Relationship Manager.

Must be an OR8-OR9 of ANY specialisation. 

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

ePC Training (essential)        
Driver Cat B licence (essential)        
DBS Enhanced (essential)        
Disclosure Scotland Enhanced Certificate (essential) (SNI only)        
Proficient in Word, Power Point and Excel. (essential)         
Multi-Cultural/Faith Training (essential)        

Divisional Officers Course (Refresher)        

 Proficient with digital delivery platforms such as MS Teams, Google classroom and zoom    

Media Training    

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.


The start date will be ASAP

This position will lose the upper rank range of OR9 on 31 Mar 26 in line with WO Transformation. At that point a WO1 would revert to the WO2 Pay Range, and undergo a Pension abatement review if appropriate, they would however be allowed to continue to wear their WO1 Epaulettes (WO1 (Unpaid)) whilst they remain in this post.

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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