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Vacancy summary

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

03/03/2022, 23:55 

April 2022
2 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

Unit Function

JW’s mission is to direct the development, preparation, integration, assurance and analysis to create advantage for the Joint Force.

Position Role

J1 Support to SO1 Pol & Plans and to JW Exercise Planning Teams.


Act as SO1 Pol & Plans primary staff officer across  all matters J1, including posting, career management, reporting and recruiting.

Assist in planning of Tier 2+/Tier 3/Tier 4 CPXs, notably in J1 and people related areas.  This may include assisting with production of scenario, main events/injects lists to meet ex objectives.

Provide J1 support to AH JFT in respect of OJAR timelines and tracking timely completion of all staff reporting across JFT.

Liaise with single services HQs, Reservist organisations and the Defence Augmentation Cell (DAC) to ensure that JW exercises are manned with appropriate and sufficient augmentees.

Be prepared to deploy to other J1 responsibilities within UKStratCom on an as required basis, for example manning the COVD Cell

Fill (on a as required basis) a variety of posts within the Exercise Control (EXCON) Cell during Tier 2+, Tier 3 and 4  Exercises (Execute Phase typically 2 weeks).

Deputise for SO1 Pol & Plans at meetings and exercise planning conferences as required.

Provide exercise planning advice to PJHQ and other HQs, notably in respect of augmentees and associated J1 matters. 


Must be able to deploy on Command Post Exercises around the world for up to 40 days a year.  Planning conferences will require additional overseas travel.

Other Information 

This appointment requires an Officer with a sound understanding of Joint and Combined operations at the operational and strategic levels. A previous appointment in the Joint or Exercise Planning environment would be a significant advantage. The need to give frequent briefings to high ranking officers and to have contact with international officers demands a high grade staff officer who can communicate effectively.

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.

CMS|5.56 Rifle APWT|Navy|

Joint Operations|Operational Planning Staff Awareness|Joint|

Joint Operations|Operational Planning Staff Expert|Joint|

Joint Operations|Operational Planning Staff Practitioner|Joint|

Miscellaneous|Operational Battle Fieldcraft Assimilation|Navy|

Miscellaneous|Operational Common Skills Package|Navy|

NSV Security|Developed Vetting|Joint|No

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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This opportunity is closed to applications.