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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-4 - LH/LR - Cpl
Corporal, Leading Seaman

31/07/2022, 23:55 

March 2022
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

Primary Purpose. To assist in the Divisional guidance, administration and organisation of Victory Squadron trainees

Secondary Purpose. To assist the VS Administration staff in the smooth running of Victory Squadron areas.

 Principal tasks

The principle tasks of the VSLH include but are not limited to the following:

a.    To administer and supervise all new courses during the induction week.

b.    To act as a role model and mentor for all VS trainees.

c.    To prepare all initial administration for new courses in support of the DO.

d.    To be the lead VS staff member responsible for the smooth running of allocated classes induction, Families Acquaint and pre-sea weeks.

e.    To be the Divisional Leading Hand of nominated courses throughout their time at HMS COLLINGWOOD as directed by the DO.

f.    To input and update information on the VS Data Base.

g.    In conjunction with DO the VSLH is to liaise with assigning desks to ensure each member of their allocated course receives an assignment by the time they Graduate.  Furthermore the VSLH in conjunction with the DO is to liaise with the ratings future unit EWO/DepCo to ensure the Rating receives timely joining instructions.

h.    Support the DO as required during DAOR and DUDT cases.

i.    To conduct ratings under the age of 18 (U18) weekly interviews.

j.    To supervise and co-ordinate the submitting of weekend and annual leave by their allocated class. They are to ensure that contact addresses and phone numbers are obtained for each trainee prior to leave.

k.    To be the first POC for issues which do not require the immediate attention of the DO.  This is to include: Remedial Training, Minor Administrative Action, trainee guidance with administration and Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) and trainee’s routine queries. 

l.    To bring to the immediate attention of the DO any compassionate or disciplinary matters raised by the Trainees.

m.    To maintain the currency of the VSLH Desk top guide, reflecting changes in VSSOs, BR3 and other publications.

n.    To instruct Naval Ethos / NGT as required or in the absence of the DO.

o.    To supervise the courses during the Pre-Sea week, ensuring that all necessary action is taken for Graduation, 3 Min Brief preparations, supervise completion of RTS, Drafting Routine, Mess Out muster and subsequent travel arrangements.

p.    To be the VS Administration focal point for their nominated courses for the VS Administration Staff.

q.    To carry out VS Duties as detailed by the VSWO and VS Routines PO.  

r.    To inspect classes at the Morning Muster each week.

s.    To assist NGT staff with Sea Sense training, VS Events and other visits. 

t.    To carry out daily rounds of their nominated accommodation block (to include unoccupied mess decks) and manage defects within their allocated accommodation blocks.

u.    To advise VS Trainees on the standards expected / required for Senior Officers Rounds.

v.    To conduct any other appropriate tasking as directed by their DO, VSWO or TO.

Must be an OR4 of ANY specialisation. OR2 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent SJAR will be considered. 

OR6 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OR4.

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

The following competencies are required by all VSLHs:

a.    CRB|Check (Enhanced)England and Wales|Joint|

b.    Instructional|Care of Trainees|(Joint)

c.    Drivers|Dvr Lic Cat B|(Joint)

a.    Drivers|Dvr Lic Cat D1|(Joint)

b.    Course Qualified|TRiM Practitioner|(Joint)

c.    CMS|Assistant Equality and Diversity Advisor|(Joint) 

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 will be ASAP

This application will close within two weeks of an application being received

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 rate, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applications will be accepted from reservists who hold one rate or more above or one rate only below the advertised rate. Applicants one rate below may be employed in the acting higher rate (excluding the advertised rate of WO2 or WO1) if they are suitable, qualified and meet current promotion regulations in all respects. Applicants prepared to serve in a position at a lower rate then the rate 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.

Ex-Regular Reserves other ranks of an equivalent rank from sister services may apply, however will have to transfer to the RFR and conduct a period of Marinisation if they are selected as the preferred candidate.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.