FTRS Vacancies List
RAF Leuchars: Gp Capt - Air Training Corps (ATC)
A vacancy has arisen for a Gp Capt (any branch) to serve as Regional Commandant Scotland and Northern Ireland (Reg Comdt SNI), Air Training Corps (ATC), currently based at RAF Leuchars, on FTRS(LC) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCOS).
Reg Comdt SNI acts as commanding officer of all ATC cadets and adult volunteers based in Scotland and NI and is responsible to Comdt Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) for the safe, efficient and effective delivery of cadet activity. Reg Comdt SNI also is responsible for the discipline, welfare and morale of the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs) under his/her command. In addition, he/she has line manager responsibilities for up to 20 Civil Service personnel.
SNI is one of 6 regions in the UK each run by a Reg Comdt. The role is supported by up to 20 Civil Servants across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The role involves significant travel throughout the Region meeting local dignitaries, influencing CFAVs and Cadets. A large proportion of the working time is conducted out of normal working hours. The incumbent will be expected to work in the evenings and at weekends. Although there is currently provision for a part-time driver, there is no guarantee this will remain; therefore the incumbent must be prepared to self drive using a service vehicle.
Applicants should meet the following criteria.
- Must either have been, or currently be, a regular Gp Capt or a Wg Cdr eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3393 Chapter 6.
- Hold a current/clean driving licence and be prepared to self-drive.
- Served in a command appointment at either Gp Capt or Wg Cdr level.
- Have had HQ Staff experience
- Attain a clear CRB employment check
- Have recently served in the RAF.
- Have experience of the Air Training Corps, Army Cadet Force, MCCS or CCF.
Eligibility and period of service
Unless already holding a commission in the Reserve Air Forces (applies to officers) or already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces(applies to airmen), 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(LC) TCOS in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 7, Leaflet 105 for an initial period of up to four years, subject to a 12-month probationary period. Confirmation of appointment will depend on successful completion of an RAF Medical Board. Personnel may apply to renew their commitment for up to four years at a time, provided that they continue to meet medical fitness, security clearance and age limits.
Approval of such applications will be subject to satisfactory service and manning requirements and cannot be guaranteed. Personnel who do not meet the eligibility criteria (age/Joint Medical Employment Standard (JMES)) may apply for the appointment, but will only be considered in the absence of any candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants of an equivalent rank from sister services may apply, but will only be accepted into RAFR service if an appropriate branch/trade sponsor can be identified to sponsor the applicant.
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:
MMP/123 Reserve Forces Pension and Compensation Benefits:
Of particular note is page 16, which refers to the ‘Effect of Re-employment on Commutation’.
Common Core Skills (CCS) and RAF Fitness Test (RAFFT)
Reserve personnel are required to maintain currency in CCS and RAF Fitness. The successful applicant will be expected 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 AP 3392 Vol 7, Leaflet 105 and JSP 760.
A Selection Board will carry out a rigorous selection process for this post, based principally on an applicant’s last three appraisal reports. In applying for the position, applicants authorise the Selection Board to obtain, if required, copies of their last three military appraisal reports in order to assist the Board in the selection process.
Candidate applications, with a maximum two-page CV (to include copies of last three appraisal reports), should be sent to:
Gp Capt J Lawlor
HQ Air Cadets
The closing date for applications isMonday 21 May 2012.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 7 June 2012 at Leuchars.
 An FTRS/ADC Offer of Employment will not be issued by DACOS Reserves until the post sponsor confirms a CRB Clearance has been received.