FTRS (Home Commitment) Vacancy

Station Error Management System Coordinator - RAF Coningsby

The JPA Number(s) for this vacancy: 1669011

Unit / Establishment / Location: RAF Coningsby
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Branch: Flying (Pilot),Flying (Weapons Systems Officer - Navigator)
Terms: FTRS (Home Commitment)

A vacancy has arisen for a Flight Lieutenant (Flying Pilot/Nav) to serve as the Station Error Management System Coordinator at RAF Coningsby on Full Time Reserve Service (Home Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCOS), with an initial proposed start date being 4 September 2017 or earlier.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Delivery Duty Holder, via OC Ops Wg and OC Station Safety Cell (SSC) for the effective operation, management and administration of the RAF Coningsby Air Safety Management System (ASMS) for all aircraft based at RAF Coningsby.

The successful candidate will have the relevant qualifications, credibility & experience to carry out the following duties:

  • Deputy OC SSC.
  • Duties attributable to a Station Flight Safety Officer and an A3 SEMSCo.
  • Promotion of the RAF Aviation Error Management System (AEMS), trend analysis of report data and the initiation & management of Occurrence Safety Investigations (OSI).
  • Management of Occurrence Review Groups (ORG) & sustainment of ORG Recommendations.
  • Oral & written briefings to senior officers.
  • Human Factors Facilitation.
  • Close liaison with internal and external agencies.
  • Work as a member of a small rank-diverse team whist having the ability to work individually with minimum supervision on dedicated projects.
  • Duties iaw AP 8000 (as SEMSCos) and the RAF Coningsby Air Safety Management Plan (as an A3 Safety Manager).

Eligibility and Period of Service.

Unless already holding a commission in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be commissioned in the RAFR with a liability for call-out for permanent service.

The appointment is on FTRS (Home Commitment) TCoS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Leaflet 105 for an initial period of up to 4 years.

Confirmation of appointment will depend on successful completion of a RAF Medical Board.  Personnel who do not meet the Age/Permanent Joint Medical Employment Standard (PJMES) may apply for the appointment but will only be considered subject to an executive waiver process on a case by case basis.

Candidates who have been out of regular or reserve service for more than 5 years may be considered for this appointment, but not on promotion. Furthermore, prior approval must be sought from the relevant Branch & Trade Advisor in order to confirm current and past experience prior to being invited to interview.

Personnel currently serving in the Regular Royal Air Force should be mindful of the current Early Termination Minimum Waiting Time (MWT) for their respective Rank, Branch/Trade and ensure this MWT is compatible with the post sponsors proposed start date, prior to applying.

Pension Issues.  Personnel who qualify for a service pension should take financial advice from Defence Business Services (DBS) Pensions Department on the effect that undertaking reserve service has on their pension (details can be found on the JPA splash screen). Additional guidance can also be found in JSP 765 and the following links and Of particular note is reference to the ‘Effect of Re-employment on Commutation’.

Individual Reinforcement Training (IRT) (Module 1) and RAF Fitness Test (RAFFT).  Reserve personnel are required to maintain currency in IRT and the RAFFT iaw the relevant TCoS.  The successful applicant will be expected to undertake IRT and the RAFFT within 6 months of commencing employment.

Annual Salary and Leave.  Pay will be in accordance with the pay scales published for the reserve air forces.  FTRS personnel are eligible for annual leave and public holidays in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Leaflet 105 and JSP 760.

Accommodation. Personnel serving on FTRS TCoS are entitled to Single Living Accommodation (SLA) if available, at entitled rates, if serving within the Air Command TLB.


Applicants should meet the following criteria.


  • Must either have been, or currently be, a Flight Lieutenant (Flying Pilot/Nav).


  • FJ Aircrew.
  • Strong working knowledge of current RAF aviation rules and regulations.
  • Human Factors Facilitator.
  • Recent OSI/ORG and Safety Management System experience.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of working with Aviation Safety Information Management System (ASIMS).
  • FSOC.

Selection process

A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last 3 appraisal reports. Telephone enquiries concerning this vacancy should be made to:

Sqn Ldr W Williams RAFR
Civ - 01526 346575
Mil - 95721 6575


Candidate applications, with a maximum 2 page CV (to include copies of last 3 appraisal reports) should be sent to:

Wg Cdr S Smiley RAF
OC Ops Wg
RAF Coningsby

Closing date

The closing date for applications is: 30/05/2017