FTRS (Limited Commitment) Vacancy

JNCO 1 Information Systems - 41(R) Trial & Evaluation Squadron - RAF Coningsby

The JPA Number(s) for this vacancy: 2015503

Unit / Establishment / Location: RAF Coningsby
Rank: Corporal
Trade: ICT Technician
Terms: FTRS (Limited Commitment)

A vacancy has arisen for a Corporal (ICT(Tech)) to serve as JNCO 1 Information Systems at 41(R) Trial & Evaluation Squadron, RAF Coningsby on Full Time Reserve Service (Limited Commitment) Terms and Conditions of Service, with an initial proposed start date being 03 September 2018 or earlier.

41 (R) Test and Evaluation (TES) Squadron is the sole Operational and Developmental Fast Jet Test Squadron in the Royal Air Force. Its mission is to deliver capability to RAF front line Typhoon squadrons. It does this by conducting trials and analysis of current and future capability enhancements from MoD and Industry partners.

Based at 41 (R) TES, RAF Coningsby, the JNCO IS position is responsible for delivering Computer Information Support (CIS), Information Exploitation (IX) and Information Management (IM) in support of 41 (R) TES Operational and Developmental activities.  You will be part of a team working at the highest classification levels of the MoD in order to ensure the RAF Typhoon force maintains a lethal and decisive advantage over potential adversaries.  41(R) TES is a high profile organisation and we aim to excel at what we do, to that end you will be expected to work collaboratively with other centres of excellence ensuring that we are always employing and helping determine best practice and innovation.

As part of an Information Systems (IS) team, you are responsible to 41(R) TES IS Team Leader; principle duties include:

  • Management of the 41(R) TES CIS and trials data:
  • Ensure all 41(R) Sqn CIS is managed, accredited and accounted for.
  • Ensure all 41(R) Sqn CIS change requests, inc any ISS or other external CIS change programmes, are project managed, prioritised and delivered.
  • Seek innovative ways to exploit, process and manage 41(R) TES data and information, including the discovery and/or procurement of novel CIS systems and/or technologies, where required.
  • Support the delivery of 41 TES UK and overseas trials activities and the CIS required; including the movement and storage of CIS.
  • Ensure management of all 41(R) Sqn TES trials data and associated classified material.

Management of the 41(R) TES IM environment:

  • Manage, maintain and develop (administer) 41(R) TES DII/MODNET OS and SEC collaborative team sites.
  • Assume the role of AD and LSO.
  • Coordination of authorised demander activities and ISS catalogue services.
  • Inform management of emerging technologies and/or development methodologies that will benefit the combined 41 TES IM/IX output.

Eligibility and Period of Service. 

Unless already enlisted in the Reserve Air Forces the successful applicant will be required to be enlisted 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 Part 1 Chapter 17 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 for an initial period of up to 5 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[1] may be considered for this appointment; however, 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.

Applicants of an equivalent rank from sister Services may apply, but will only be accepted into RAFR service if an appropriate Branch/Trade can be identified via the relevant Branch & Trade Advisor. Furthermore, the transfer will only be made at the individual’s current ‘equivalent’ rank and not on promotion. Finally, Branch/Trade Advisor approval must be agreed before the interview.

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 link 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 Part 1 Chapter 17 and AP3392 Vol 7 Part 3 Chapter 2 and JSP 760.

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

[1] Should a candidate be selected who has been out of the Service greater than 5 years, the P2/P3 recruitment pack will not be despatched until the Bespoke Training Form has been completed and endorsed by HQ 22 Trg Gp (Director General Training) and SO1 Reserves Support.


Applicants should meet the following criteria.


  • Must have either been, or currently be, a Corporal (ICT(Tech)) or a SAC (ICT(Tech)) eligible for promotion in accordance with AP 3392 Vol 2 Leaflet 560 and AP 3376 Vol 1.
  • Experience of delivering CIS support within the MOD, including the delivery of new CIS.
  • Good leadership, organisational andcommunication skills.
  • Able to meet the security requirements for the role including maintaining a Developed Vetting clearance.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance.
  • Hold a full clean UK Driving Licence.


  • Experience of working within a C4I Sqn, 90SU or equivalent.
  • Experience of developing and managing collaborative work environments (MOSS, SharePoint etc).
  • Familiarity with Information Exploitation, Information Management, Information Assurance and Data Protection processes and policy within the MOD; iaw JSPs 440 and AP7004.
  • Building custodian and classified custodian experience in dealing with both classified information and classified infrastructure.
  • Project management experience

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:

Warrant Officer Steve Angel
Civ - 01526 346289
Mil - 95721 6289


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

Warrant Officer Steve Angel
41(R) TES
Gleave Building
RAF Coningsby

Closing date

The closing date for applications is: 05/06/2018