Flight Operations Officer Jobs Vacancy at Royal Air Force Aldergrove
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Flight Operations Officer Jobs Vacancy at Royal Air Force Aldergrove Jobs Details:
Flight Operations Officers assist in the planning, tasking, co-ordination and monitoring of air operations. They are the vital link between the operations room and the aircrew.
- Create flight plans
- Maintain flight safety standards
- Supervise mission plans
- Manage teams of Flight Operations Assistants
Battlespace Management Transformation
You should be aware that the RAF intends to merge ATC, ABM and Flt Ops into a single branch entitled the Air Operations Branch. This change is expected to occur in Apr 2018. Further information regarding this change will be available in the near future; in the interim, applications for ATC, ABM and Flt Ops should be submitted as usual, since these specialisations will remain largely unchanged within the new branch.
‘As a Flight Operations Officer you’re like the hub at the centre of a wheel – all the spokes radiate out from you, so you’re always aware of what’s going on and are consequently able to maintain control.
Once the flying starts, you need to react as quickly as possible to any problems that may arise. That’s what makes a Flight Operations Officer’s job so interesting and challenging – when things go wrong everyone turns to you for solutions.’
My Day ‘Here at Goose Bay (Canada) my team takes care of the operations organisation. Our main task is to ensure that when aircrew from the flying squadrons walk through the door, everything they’re liable to need is there for them. I also act as liaison to the other national forces based here – not only the Canadians but also the Germans, Dutch and Italians.’
Chris, Flight Operations Officer
Initial Officer Training
Like all our officers, you will begin your RAF career with Initial Officer Training at the RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. You will follow a challenging 24-week course designed to develop your leadership and management skills. The course includes fitness development, military training and academic study as well as practical outdoor leadership challenges. You can find out more information about IOT in this publication.
After Initial Officer Training, you will complete a 3-month specialist Flight Operations Training Course at RAF Shawbury, Shropshire, which includes theoretical and practical training in: airmanship, flight planning, flight security, navigation, meteorology and airspace management.
During your first tour you are most likely to find yourself working in the Operations Room of a RAF base where you will receive on-the-job training and work under supervision to plan and manage aircraft tasks.
Your Career Prospects
You will join the RAF on an Initial Commission of 12 years and may be selected to serve on a pension earning commission of 20 years service or age 40, whichever is the later, during this time. Promotion to the rank of Flight Lieutenant is on a time served/satisfactory service basis after 3½ years from completing IOT. Further promotion to Squadron Leader and above is by competitive selection.
As a Flight Operations Officer you will have the opportunity for further professional training and development throughout your career as well as the chance to undertake additional leadership and management training.
As a Flight Operations Officer the skills and experience you gain throughout your career could equip you for a number of civilian jobs including: airport manager, airline manager or transport planning and logistics manager.
Reserve training starts with basic RAF training at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. This 15-day residential course offers a solid introduction to the RAF Reserve lifestyle. It includes military skills training, drills, field training and team-building exercises. It may be challenging at times, but there will be support and guidance along the way.
Reserve Officer Initial Training
After basic training, recruits go on to Reserve Officer Initial Training during their second year. This combines distance learning with residential weekends at the prestigious RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. It also includes a two-week residential phase at Cranwell where Reserves mix with Regular Officers on their initial training. During this period you will gain the skills and knowledge to command and lead in military roles and beyond.
After successfully completing initial training, you will be trained for your specific role in the RAF either at your squadron or another RAF station in the UK.
Job requirements Qualifications:
You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or acceptable equivalents) at a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17) or 5 Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) Standard Grades at a minimum of Grade 2 or 5 Scottish National Equivalent (SNE) grades at a minimum of Grade 5, including English Language and Mathematics.
In addition, you need at least 2 A2 Levels/3 Highers at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) which must total a minimum of 64 UCAS points.
Alternatively, if you hold a UK degree at Grade 2:2 or higher (or acceptable alternative), you only need English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C (Grade 4 to 5 with effect from Aug 17), SCE at a minimum of Grade 2 or SNE at Grade 5.
- 17.5-40 (Must enter IOT before 41st birthday)
To join the RAF you will also need to meet fitness, health, nationality, residency, and other criteria detailed below.