Job description: Advise commanders and their staffs in the UK and overseas on administrative law, operational law and disciplinary casework and conduct Court Martial prosecutions
Pay after training: £37,915
Joining age: 21 – 34
Usual service: 6 years and thereafter by competitive selection
Open to: men or women
Similar civilian jobs:
- Legal practice manager
- Personnel manager
- Legal adviser
Qualifications you need: Member of the Bar and completed pupillage or qualified solicitor in the UK. GCSE/SCEs at Grade C/2 minimum or equivalent in English language and maths.
* - Applications from older candidates, especially those with previous commissioned service and/or relevant experience, may be considered on their merits.
Nationality: Citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland, or a Commonwealth citizen since birth. You may also join if you have dual UK/other nationality
To apply for this role you need to send your CV to the following email address (Air-DLS-RAF-Groupmailbox@mod.uk) as well as registering and filling in the online application form.
The RAF needs qualified barristers and solicitors to tackle the many – and often unique – legal challenges which the Service presents. You’ll advise in criminal cases and conduct prosecutions both in the UK and overseas. You will also provide specialist legal advice to Ministry of Defence (MOD) departments, RAF Commands and formations, station commanders and the RAF Police.
Your brief could include Air Force law, the law of armed conflict, new legislation or the host of civil issues that affect RAF personnel. Your career will also stretch way beyond the courtroom. You’re an officer first – and we’ll ask you to take managerial responsibility outside your specialist sphere. If you can successfully demonstrate your abilities, then an excellent career structure should see you progress through the ranks in competition with fellow legal officers. This could see you move into the senior leadership of the Branch and, potentially, become Director as an Air Vice Marshall.