Wherever the Royal Air Force is based, you’ll find People Operations ready to support you.

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PEOPLE OPERATIONS

The people are what make the RAF and it’s down to People Ops to ensure that they are both protected in their work by HR and celebrated through media opportunities.

People Ops works across a range of specialities including Infrastructure Management, HR, Development, Accounts Management and Media Operations and much more. They are the vital oil that keeps everything running smoothly

OFFICER ROLES

Officers lead and manage essential support services on permanent Royal Air Force bases and on operations around the world. You will develop a broad set of transferable skills.

AIRMEN ROLES

Personnel Support is diverse, exciting and highly rewarding. You will support RAF personnel and their families with all matters from housing, pay, and travel, be it between RAF stations or deploying on missions.

PEOPLE OPERATIONS

The people are what make the RAF and it’s down to People Ops to ensure that they are both protected in their work by HR and celebrated through media opportunities.

People Ops works across a range of specialities including Infrastructure Management, HR, Development, Accounts Management and Media Operations and much more. They are the vital oil that keeps everything running smoothly

OFFICER ROLES

Officers lead and manage essential support services on permanent Royal Air Force bases and on operations around the world. You will develop a broad set of transferable skills.

AIRMEN ROLES

Personnel Support is diverse, exciting and highly rewarding. You will support RAF personnel and their families with all matters from housing, pay, and travel, be it between RAF stations or deploying on missions.

People Operations in the RAF

People Operations in the RAF

Enjoy a rewarding and varied career with a role in RAF People Operations.

In People Operations you will be the team supporting everyone in the RAF. You could join as Personnel Support, advising on all aspects of RAF life, preparing personnel for all eventualities and supporting them throughout.

Do you think you’d be better suited as an Officer? You could join as a Personnel Support Officer, working across a range of specialities: Infrastructure Management, HR, and Accounts Management, to name a few.

Life in the RAF is more than just a job. We offer a highly competitive benefits package. There are sporting opportunities and facilities available to everyone. You'll have the chance to travel the world and make new friends all whilst keeping in touch with friends and family at home.

Sergeant Personnel Support advising airman

Why join the RAF?

  • Rent from £75p/m
  • Free gym
  • Subsidised food
  • Health care
  • World travel
  • Training

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PEOPLE OPERATIONS FAQS

What qualifications do I need for People Operations roles?

TO APPLY FOR A PERSONNEL SUPPORT OFFICER ROLE, YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Personnel Support Officer roles, but a number of roles will require additional qualifications. Exact requirements for individual Officer roles can be found on the relevant role pages. *
  • Be aged between 16 and 49, however, the exact range will depend on the role.
  • At a minimum have GCSEs at grade C/4-5 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 5 or above in Mathematics and English Language.
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).

*Additionally, the Legal Officer role requires a full UK driving licence.

TO APPLY FOR A PERSONNEL SUPPORT AIRMAN ROLE YOU NEED TO:

  • Below are the minimum requirements for all Personnel Support Airman roles, but a number of roles will require additional qualifications and higher educational requirements. Exact requirements for individual roles can be found on the relevant role pages. 
  • Be aged between 16 and 54, however, the exact range will depend on the role.
  • GCSEs at grade G/1-3 or above; or SNE equivalent grade 4 or above in Mathematics and English Language.
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.
  • Additionally, whether or not you were born in the UK, you should reside here for 5 years immediately preceding your application (candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered).

 

Do I need to be physically fit for People Operations roles?

  • Every person in the RAF is required to maintain a level of fitness to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do their role effectively. The exact fitness requirements will depend on your role, age and gender.

 

  • Fitness is a key part of RAF life – with all the clubs and sports you can get involved with on a wide variety of levels, from occasional fun to Olympic competition.

Where will I be based?

People Operations roles are spread across RAF bases all over the UK and abroad. Where you will be exactly is dependent on your role and what each base currently requires. Speak with your local AFCO for more information.