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Vacancy summary

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

17/03/2024, 23:55 

2 years
Royal Navy, Royal Marines
HMS EXCELLENT Whale Island Portsmouth
United Kingdom
FTRS - Full Commitment

Vacancy detail


Primary Purpose. As Head of the Executive Department, to be fully accountable to the Commanding Officer for all administration, security, discipline and accommodation aspects of the Establishment (Whale Island and Horsea Island).

Secondary Purpose.

  • To be the Second-in-Command of HMS EXCELLENT.
  • To be the Explosives Responsible Officer (ERO).
  • To be the lead Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisor for HMS EXCELLENT.
  • To be the Supervising Officer for the Warrant Officer’s and Senior Rates’ Mess.


  • To provide the necessary support and administrative services for HMS EXCELLENT as detailed below by overseeing the executive provision of workforce and logistic resources to enable the Establishment to meet its designated tasks.
  • To co-ordinate the Establishment response to a major incident or accident.
  • To carry out the duties of Duty Commanding Officer and draw up the monthly duty roster for Duty Commanding Officers.
  • To act as Investigating Officer for Service Complaints as and when required by CO.
  • To act as co-ordinator for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) and the provision of Establishment Contingency Plans.
  • To act as Divisional Officer / 1st Reporting Officer/2nd Reporting Officer and/or 3rd Reporting Officer for appropriate personnel in HMS EXCELLENT.
  • To be a member of the following Committees:
  • Chairman of the Welfare Committee.
  • Joint Chairman of the Space Allocation Committee.
  • Establishment Stakeholders Committee.
  • Unit Health and Welfare Committee.
  • Chairman of the Carers Forum.
  • Chairman of the Risk Management Board.
  • To be the lead Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisor for HMS EXCELLENT.
  • To be the Supervising Officer for the Warrant Officers’, Senior Rates’ and Senior NCOs’ Mess.
  • To be the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Liaison Officer.

Must be an OF3 of ANY 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.


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 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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