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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt
Lieutenant (RN)

23/06/2024, 23:55 

2 years
Royal Navy
RN Logistics GS Officer
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

Unit Role: DSCOM is to plan, co-ordinate and execute the strategic deployment, sustainment and recovery of Forces in order to support operations.

Position Role:  Cooperation with international partners is a key enabler for the Joint Support Chain in supporting operations, exercises and other routine deployments as well as for War Fighting at Scale (WF@S).  The SO3 IE will support the SO2 IE in coordinating international negotiations and input to DSCOM’s (or Strategic Base Outload C2 (SBO C2) HQ) logistic planning initiatives with a specific focus on how it can deliver broader assurance activity in support of a Strategic Base Outload (SBO) and inform planning associated with long term capability management and investment across the SB.


1. DSCOM lead for coordination/assessment of International input towards UK WF@S logistic effort - Focussing on the Strategic Base Outload (SBO).

2. Assist SO2 IE with preparation for international engagement events and assessment of impact on the SBO.

3. Assist SO2 IE with the identification of opportuntiies for international coopertion and when called upon, represent UK views at meetings/conferences.

4. DSCOM IE lead planner to AMFHQ The Log Component.

5. DSCOM lead for MCCE Ops meetings (Inland Surface Transport) and Surface Exchange of System (SEOS) communicating outcome to wider Defence.

6. DSCOM lead for Article 5 understanding / coordination with Partner Nations on any UK requirement for a Strategic Base Outload requirement.

7. DSCOM lead for coordinating/informing Partner Nations of any inflow requirements into the UK.

8. DSCOM lead for the development of the MCCP concept, and management of the Tri-Lat agreement between UK/AUS/NZ.

9. As required, act as DSCOM representative to any of the Services Multi-modal strategic capability workshops or initiatives.

10. Other tasks as allocated by SO2 IE and deputise when required.

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Must be an OF2 of the Logictics specialisation. OF1 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR will be considered. 

OF3 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OF2.

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

Must be able to deliver consistently high levels of quality staff work and brief confidently at 1* level.

Must be able to interpret, analyse, problem solve and identify key strands from multiple sources.

Must be able to think strategically and identify opportunities for improved international cooperation.

Good oral and written skills are required with awareness of international nuances.  IT literate.

Must have experience of tri-service structures, staff branches and the delivery of log effect.

Joint Operational Logistic Course 


LOGFAS Basic User (+ ADAMS)

Experience of Logs in the deployed environment at OF2 level is an advantage.

Strategic and Operational exposure at MOD / PJHQ / FLC would be an advantage.

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 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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