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Vacancy summary

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

03/08/2022, 23:55 

2 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
RN Warfare GS (OF)
PJHQ (UK), Sandy Lane, Northwood
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail

Position Role

Act as the 24 hrs point of contact at PJHQ for all operational matters, operations and deployed personnel acting on behalf of CJO. Take immediate action on behalf of ACOS J3 and OTs in the event of an incident or emerging crisis any operational theatre, including a Personnel Recovery (PR) event.


Monitor all UK and multinational secure communications systems within J3 and ensure that it is speedily directed to the relevant Ops Team, PJHQ Division, FLC deployed HQ and OGD as required.

Provide the Chief of Defence Staff Duty Officer with updates on operational and major incidents as they occur.

Act as J3 POC for all UKLO's stationed at Allied Commands, JFHQ and for all other small or recce detachments under PJHQ command.

Responsible to the J3 Ops Co-ord for coordinating of activities in the OCR, including OCR briefs. Maintaining security within the OCR and J3.

Responsible for activating the Alternative OCR as part of the PJHQ BCP or in the event of a major incident affecting the OCR and .

Act as the DO during the transition of period when a crisis passes from a CPT to an OT and be prepared to form part of the Crisis Operational Planning Team in the event of an unforeseen crisis. .

Coordinate key CSG/J3 battle rhythm events.

Command and management of Ops Controllers and Ops Control Assistants. 

Local Considerations

Hours are unsociable during the night shift and the shift patterns make it challenging to become involved in normal unit events and social life.

Individual must arrive in post with DV clearance. Individual must be comfortable working a shift system which includes unsociable hours and from potentially being separated from family or friends for 2 weeks at a time every 2-3 weeks. The Individual must be confident briefing Senior Officer up to 3* level on a regular basis.

Must be an OF3 of ANY WARFARE specialisation. OF2 applicants with a recommend for the next higher rank in their most recent OJAR may 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.


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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This opportunity is closed to applications.