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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-8 - WO2, OR-9 - WO1 - WO/Macr, OF-2 - Lt - Capt RM - Capt - Flt Lt
Warrant Officer 1, Warrant Officer 2, Lieutenant (RN), Captain (RM)

26/06/2022, 23:55 

July 2022
2 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
80 Sefton Street, Liverpool
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

SO3 Regional Engagement Team Leader 2 forms part of a team providing engagement capability to regional stakeholders. The role is parented in HMS EAGLET, Liverpool, as part of RN HQ Northern England and the Isle of Man (RNHQ NE) and provides regional management and delivery of engagement activities, including maritime ceremonial components, as scheduled by the DET though the RNDE central planning function.


Geographical location. The parent base for the role is HMS EAGLET, Liverpool, and SSSA/SFA can be arranged if required, subject to availability and entitlement iaw JSP 464. .  If the incumbent resides in another county of the northern region they could execute their duties utilising hybrid working, but should note they will be required to spend time on the road and away from the parent unit to deliver regional engagement activities. Travel and subsistence will be provided.


Regional Engagement Delivery. Engagement in this context is defined as an act of Communication through the brokering of effective person-to-person contact at an appropriate level. Engagement allows the RN to exert appropriate influence over those groups that have the greatest effect on its future strategic success. Key tasks involve:


  • Project management, operational planning and delivery of regional engagement events as scheduled and directed by the central DET planning function.
  • Coordinate NRC regional engagement programme.
  • Assist in the development of business cases, design of SMS submissions and the management of resulting financial arrangements for regional engagement events, providing information as required to the DET.
  • Track, manage and report event expenditure to the DET.
  • Provide feedback on the efficacy of regional engagements to CoS NRC NE and the DET, particularly on responses to the Universal Questions and other quantitative and qualitative approaches as deemed appropriate.

Military Assistance to Command. This role will be required to offer assistance to Commodore RNHQ NE in support of their official national and regional engagement.  Key tasks involve:


  • Research and compose briefing material to ensure Commodore RNHQ NE, or their representative, are informed and able to represent the Royal Navy/Armed Forces at key national and regional engagement activities.
  • Aid speech writing for engagement activities attended by the Commodore RNHQ NE, or their representative, ensuring key messaging is in support of the wider RNDE plan.
  • Conduct weekly planning meetings with RNHQ NE Relations Mangager to ensure future activities and events are planned and prepared for.
  • Liaise early with representatives of Commodore RNHQ NE to ensure they are briefed on activities, audiences and key messaging as required.


Line Manager (as required). As a Line Manager to ensure staff are managed according to applicable rules and regulations. The key tasks for the Line Manager are:


  • Carry out day-to-day staff management, ensuring staff are set clear priorities and are performing within set parameters.
  • Review and assess performance of staff based on agreed performance objectives (set annually) and Terms of Reference for the post.
  • Be responsible for staff development following Defence development review process and work with Professional Development Lead (if that is a different post holder).
  • Handle personnel issues by following Defence personnel procedures.

The post holder reports to the RN HQ CoS.


The post holder works closely with RN HQ CoS, NLO/DNLO and the other SO3 Enagement TL.


Must be an OR8, OR9 or OF2 of ANY specialisation. 

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.

The post holder must have strong leadership and strategic thinking skills, being able to be creative in capitalising on regional engagement opportunities to the benefit of the Royal Navy.

Must have excellent people handling skills in both small and large scale events, remaining able to stage manage senior officers and civil servants as required, with the tenacity to handle unexpected circumstances and potentially turn them to the advantage of the Royal Navy.

Ideally, the post holder should have acquired some communication skills and knowledge from previous postings. 

Essential experience: 

  • Defence Engagement and public speaking
  • Skills level with Defence ICT (MODNET, MS Office, MOSS)

Highly desirable experience: 

  • ICSC(M)
  • DCC/Media Operations
  • Line management
  • Project Management (PRINCE2, ACMP or equivalent)
  • UK/EU Civilian Driving Licence to category C1 and D1

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 interviewed at the discretion of the Line Manager and 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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