FTRS Vacancies List
RAF Halton; Flt Lt (Any Branch); SO3 Project Support, International Defence Training (RAF)
A vacancy will arise on 01 April 2013 for a Flt Lt (any branch) to serve as SO3 Project Support within the International Defence Training (RAF) (IDT (RAF)) staffs on FTRS(LC) Terms and Conditions of Service.
This uniformed staff post, working within a tight-knit group of military officers and Civil Servants, is responsible for the arrangement, organisation and management of the training of foreign military staffs within the RAF flying training and ground training systems.
The post is located at RAF Halton but forms part of HQ 22 (Training) Group based at HQ Air Command. The UK has a long and proud tradition of delivering training of the highest quality to its foreign friends and allies who share our goal of securing a more peaceful world. IDT is delivered under the auspices of The Strategy for Defence - Military Task 5: ‘Providing a Defence contribution to UK influence’.
This is a high pressure post with considerable workload often operating to tight deadlines. The post operates within the RAF chain of command but also deals closely with MOD and Other Government Departments; and has extensive contact with foreign Embassies and High Commissions in the UK and overseas.
The incumbent may occasionally be required to undertake associated tasks overseas, normally for short periods not exceeding one week. There is also close liaison with UK-based original equipment manufacturers and service providers. The successful applicant will provide support to, and deputise for, IDT(RAF)1 the sqn ldr responsible for international training and major projects.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated with considerable initiative and drive but with the tact and sensitivity required to deal with our foreign and industry colleagues. The successful applicant will be computer literate, a proven manager with a broad service background, have effective intelligence and analytical skills, and possess high levels of judgement and reliability.
The successful applicant will be politically and globally astute, and committed to furthering the strategic aims of the MOD, the RAF and IDT(RAF). The post is ideally suited to an individual who is a good communicator, is personable and approachable and who can relate well with people from all age groups, social and ethnic backgrounds, and who fully understands the MOD Equality & Diversity Policy.
Whilst essential training for the post will be given, a significant degree of RAF knowledge is expected from the outset.
The successful applicant will also be required to undertake training and development to support the achievement of key objectives and outputs in accordance with training and development plans as agreed with the post’s line manager.
- Broad service background and must have been or currently be a substantive Flt Lt or a Fg Off eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3393 Chapter 6.
- Proven self starter with strong inter-personal skills and an understanding of
- Defence Diplomacy.
- An ability to interact with members of foreign nations and their armed services.
- ICT literate including experience of working with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
- HQ staff experience within the last 10 years.
- Previous experience as RAF Aircrew or RAF Engineer.
- Knowledge of the RAF training system.
- Ability to demonstrate a broad understanding of the role of International Defence Training (RAF).
Eligibility and Period of Service
The appointment is on FTRS (LC) full time Terms and Conditions of Service in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7 Leaflet 105 for an initial period of up to 4 years subject to a 6-month probationary period. Confirmation of appointment will depend on successful completion of an RAF Medical Board. The appointment will be subject to review after 2 years in post.
Personnel may apply to renew their commitment for up to 4 years at a time provided they continue to meet medical fitness, security and age limits. Approval of such applications will be subject to satisfactory service, manning requirements and cannot be guaranteed.
Personnel who qualify for a service pension should take financial advice from SPVA 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 764 link below:
and: www.mod.uk Reserve Forces Pension Scheme and Compensation Benefits.
Of particular note is reference to the ‘Effect of Re-employment on Commutation’.
MMP/123 Reserve Forces Pension and Compensation Benefits.
Common Core Skills (CCS) and RAF Fitness Test (RAFFT)
Reserve personnel are required to maintain currency in CCS and RAF Fitness in line with extant Service policies. The successful applicant will be required to undertake CCS and RAF Fitness during their probationary period.
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 AP3392 Volume 7 Leaflet 105 and JSP 760.
A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on the applicant’s last 3 appraisal reports and the immediate knowledge required for the post.
Candidate applications, with a maximum 2 page CV (with copies of the last 3 appraisal reports attached) should be sent to:
Wing Commander SM Fox RAFR
The closing date for applications is 02 Nov 12
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 19 Nov 12 at RAF Halton