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Vacancy summary

Royal Navy
OR-6 - PO - Sgt
Petty Officer

23/06/2024, 23:55 

Royal Navy
RN Engineer FAA
United Kingdom
FTRS - Home Commitment

Vacancy detail

Domestic Considerations:

Must reside within commuting distance and be able to attend full working week.

Position Role:

A position has arisen in the UK F-35B Operations Centre (UOC) as an aircraft Engineering Scheduler (Eng Sched2) at RAF Marham within 1Gp Combat Air (Lightning)Force Headquarters (CAFHQ). The UOC Eng Sched2 provides F35-B Lightning aircraft engineering maintenance planning, Continuing Airworthiness (CAw) management control functions and optimizes the safe generation and sustainment of the Lightning platform.


The UOC Eng Sched2 is responsible to UOC A4 SO2, through UOC A4 SO3 Ops, UOC A4 FS and UOC Eng Sched1 for the following: 
a.    UOC Eng Sched2 is responsible to the UOC Eng Sched Team through UOC Eng Sched1 for ensuring the efficient management and delivery of all Lightning Pt M Continuing Airworthiness (CAw) activities within the designated AoR.  All CAw issues are to be immediately highlighted, through the Chain of Command (CoC) to Mil CAM and acted upon in a timely manner.

b.    In consultation with the EA, Fleet Planners, LPMC Tech Services, LPMC Eng Support and other stakeholders understand the “as-designed”, “as built” and “as maintained” standard for each LRIP and Block release of aircraft as they apply to UK Lightning.
c.    Support UOC Eng Sched1 for all Pt M Scheduling queries and undertake scenario planning as tasked by the UOC A4 SO2, UOC A4 SO3 Ops or UOC A4 FS.
d.    Maintain oversight of the Tactical and Strategic fleet planning picture to continually and proactively campaign maintenance packages in consultation with the Fleet Planners, LPMC Tech Services, LPMC Eng Spt and other stake holders.
e.    Drive opportunity and ad-hoc based maintenance and modification planning (including deferrals and LO) in concert with Force Priorities. Continually develop and have available accurate tail specific maintenance packages to maximise Force Fleet Availability. Provide these packages to the LPMC for endorsement prior to release.
f.    Develop an implementation strategy for each work package. Analyse and understand the Man Hours Usage, Logistics, Contractor Field Team (CFT), SE availability, facility availability and aircraft location requirements and any associated capability impact. Provide this information to the LPMC.

g.    In conjunction with the LPMC and Fleet Planning, undertake the investigation, analysis and intelligent tasking of Pt M Scheduling activities to the UK Lightning Military Maintenance Organisation (MMO) and Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMOs).  Understand A3 requirements and the impact of potential AOG events to inform wider Pt M decision making.

h.    In conjunction with the LPMC and Fleet Planning, track agreed CFT, Depot and Unit level Work Packages to ensure the completion of all tasked elements to meet Mil CAM requirements. Advise the LPMC of any activities which cannot be satisfied and offer advice on the implications. 

i.    Provide upward reporting and Pt M input to the Tactical and Strategic fleet plans and Statement of Work (SoW) or Maintenance Request Package (MRP) generation. Assess the proposed maintenance package to ensure it delivers the required safety, capability and reliability improvements.

j.    Gather relevant evidence and undertake trending to determine missed maintenance opportunities, support any applicable reliability programme and propose amendments and additions to the Maintenance Schedule to the TAA.  Advise the LPMC of any impact and offer advice on the implications.

k.    Provide weekly reports to the LPMC to assure the Duty Holder chain that all Modifications, Repairs and Technical Directives are carried out efficiently and in a timely manner to an approved UK standard.

l.    Provide reports on UK Lightning fleet status to the LPMC for Continuing Airworthiness Review Meetings (CARMs) and Continuing Airworthiness Management Meetings (CAMMs).

m.    Create, retain and manage role associated electronic CAw and auditable records.

n.    When requested by UOC A4 management, provide Duty OOH Cover to support Lightning Force CAw needs.

o.    Carry out the duties of UOC Eng Sched1 in times of absence, ensuring that their ToRs are satisfied.

Additional information:

The post has no Reporting Officer (RO) appraisal responsibilities. 

Must be an OR6 of AET AV specialisation. OR4 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent SJAR may be considered. 

OR7 applicants, if successful, will only be paid as and normally wear the rank of OR6.

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

On/Off aircraft experience, data management experience.

Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) training courses for the post will be provided.

F35 Lightning experience, previous employment in a CAw or CAMO environment.

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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