The Personnel Support (Pers Spt) officers are at the core of RAF capability, supporting our personnel and their families in order to achieve the RAF’s mission. The extensive range of capabilities delivered by this highly professional specialisation offers a rich and varied career. Pers Spt officers have one of the most diverse portfolios of any branch in the Royal Air Force.
To ensure the Service operates at the cutting edge, there is a continuing need to provide the very best HR, welfare and morale support to our personnel. Our Pers Spt officers are at the forefront of this work and continuously demonstrate a level of expertise which is both hugely impressive and greatly valued by the Service senior leadership.
Pers Spt officers are engaged in a wide variety of roles in direct support of operations, both overseas and from the home base. That means you will find Pers Spt officers leading and managing essential support services on permanent Royal Air Force bases, known as stations, and on operations around the world. Within your first few years you can expect to be detached overseas, for anything from a few days to several months.
To provide a fresh challenge and enable you to develop your skills you will normally change jobs, known as posts or appointments, every 3-5 years. Pers Spt officers have worked in all the recent operational theatres, offering an essential service on combat operations and in support of the humanitarian effort by international organisations.
Typical roles include: Human Resource Management, Facilities and Estate Management, Accounting and Finance, Media and Communication, Welfare and Community Support to RAF Families and Recruiting and Selection.