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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-3 - Lt Cdr - Maj - Sqn Ldr
Lieutenant-Commander, Major (RM)

12/12/2021, 23:55 

April 2022
12 months
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
Greater London
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

The Naval Service (NS) recruiting organisation, under Hd of Recruitment and Attraction (Hd R&A) is responsible, to Dir Personnel and Training for the delivery of the NS recruitment and assessment pipeline.

In the field, Attract Team (AT) personnel act as each Recruiting Area’s focus for the planning and delivery of all community engagement activity. The ATs are HD R&A’s primary asset within the organisation to deliver nationally based, but locally delivered, direct contact recruiting engagement for the NS, within an assigned geographical area of the UK.   

R&A Attract Mgr South’s primary role is to engage with target audience set by HD R&A through delivery of direct engagement and outreach both in face to face delivery and utilising all digital channels authorised by SO1 Attract in their assigned geographical area.

This engagement is delivered through assured educational packages, experiential engagement and faith engagement. In addition, R&A Attract Mgr South is a key element in supporting the Ministry of Defence’s commitment to increasing the diversity of its personnel and increasing awareness of the NS in under-represented groups such as BAME and females .  Each of the 3 R&A Attract Mgr positions have a responsibility to liaise with the RFF and four Naval Regional Command HQs.   In support of their efforts, they command and direct the activities of a team comprising appropriate SMEs.


Primary Purpose

To establish and deliver a coherent direct contact engagement and outreach plan for Hd R&A that raises awareness of the NS to the general population and specifically in under-represented groups, as directed by HD R&A, through the direction and co-ordination of the AT within their AOR.

To develop relationships with key gatekeepers and influencers in target communities as set by SO1 Attract at quarterly Attract Pillar management meetings iot create engagement opportunities for the AT to exploit. Routine analysis and evaluation of this must be recorded on the AT relationship database and available for review at performance meetings.

Secondary Purposes. 

Develop a sustained and consistent tailored and coordinated programme of engagement and outreach activities to engage with young people in a broad age group of 10-25 raising their awareness of the Royal Navy to communities which will achieve the aim of creating permissive recruiting environments through both face to face direct contact engagement and through authorised digital channels.

Develop networks and relationships with other key MoD Diversity stakeholders including within RNMCE, MoD D&I, NCHQ D&I, Chaplain of the Fleet, CMR and the other Services.

Liaise with the respective areas NRC in order to provide targeted NRC outreach in support of Hd R&A meeting their recruiting targets.

Liaise and coordinate with other Hd R&A entities (eg AT HQ Staffs, the Recruiting Field Force (RFF) and Specialist Recruitment Teams (SRTs)) to deliver a tailored and coordinated programme of engagement and outreach activities to achieve the aim of creating permissive recruiting environments.

Primary Tasks:

Act as lead and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the delivery of a coherent outreach programme that raises awareness of the Naval Service in under-represented groups such as females and BAME, within their AOR both in face to face engagement or through the medium of on-line delivery platforms.

Lead and coordinate the AT in the delivery of the community engagement outreach programme in line with the targets set by SO1 Attract at the Attract Management meeting and assume all direct line management responsibilities for this team.

Develop a regional network with key leaders within both the business and civil communities, identifying opportunities to raise awareness of the NS in target communities as directed by SO1 Engagement.

Assume full responsibility for all budgetary matters in their AOR ensuring full compliance with all corporate governance guidance and MOD financial regulations.

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

Attend key meetings as required and directed

Secondary Tasks:

Co-ordinate the maintenance of records of Area Engagement activity across the region, prepare returns for SO1 Attract/HD R&A HQ which appropriately evaluate the impact of Area Engagement outreach across their AOR with all the diverse groups of the community as directed at the AT Management meetings.

Respond to other tasking as appropriate by SO1 Attract.


The post is currently based in HMS President but the incumbent may negotiate to base themselves anywhere within the South region. 

Must be an OF3 of ANY specialisation. OF2 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR will be considered. 

OF4 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OF3.

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

MoD Diversity and Equality training. 


Driver Cat B licence. 

DBS Enhanced. 

Proficient in Word, Power Point and Excel and digital delivery platforms such as MS Teams, Google classroom and zoom.

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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