Logistics Officer


APPLICANTS MUST: Be aged 17.5 - 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday) Have a GCSE Grade C/Grade 4-5 or SNE at Grade 5 in English Language, Maths and 3 other subjects Have at least 2 A2-levels/ 3 Highers at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) which must total at least 64 UCAS points Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality or Commonwealth Citizen Commit to a minimum 12 years of service Pass the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre Meet the health and fitness criteria Pass a Fitness test - Details below GREAT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN: Travelling the world Helping people Analysis and maths APPLICANTS MUST: Be aged 18 - 54 years old Be qualified ex-military commissioned personnel Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth Commit to 27 days per year Meet the fitness and health criteria GREAT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN: Travelling the world Transport & Vehicles Aircraft Locations 501 Sqn RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire 502 Sqn Aldergrove Flying Station, Co Antrim 504 Sqn RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire 505 Sqn RAF St Mawgan, Newquay 605 Sqn RAF Cosford (Extremely Ltd Vacancies) 606 Sqn RAF Benson, Oxfordshire 607 Sqn RAF Leeming, Northallerton (Extremely Ltd Vacancies) 611 Sqn RAF Woodvale, Merseyside 614 Sqn Cardiff, Glamorgan 4624 Sqn RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire (Extremely Ltd Vacancies) VIEW ALL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS WHAT WILL YOU DO? TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES Purchase and store equipment and fuel Operate IT systems that manage RAF logistics Organise global distribution by road, sea and air As a Logistics Officer, you will lead airmen and airwomen to provide the logistics support required to keep RAF aircraft in the air. You will manage elements of the whole supply chain including: the purchasing and storage of equipment and fuel; logistics IT management systems; and global distribution by road, sea and air. You will be responsible for organising the airlift of equipment and troops worldwide and for delivering catering and hospitality services to the RAF, both in the UK and overseas. Logistics support is critical to the success of the modern RAF, both in the UK and overseas, on operations and exercises. Put simply, you will be responsible for ensuring that the RAF has the right equipment in the right place at the right time.Within your first couple of years, you could travel overseas for anything from a few days to a few months, either in support of operations or on exercise. You would gain experience at one of our UK flying stations or within an Air Combat Service Support Unit such as our Air Mobility Wing, Tactical Supply Wing, Expeditionary Logistics Squadron, Mobile Catering Squadron or Mechanical Transport Squadron, all of which provide essential overseas logistic support to air operations.WHY JOIN THE RAF?Thanks to subsidised food, travel, accommodation and free gym you get more money in your pocket. Salary Benefits Salary Civilian Role RAF Role Rent from £75p/m Free gym Subsidised food Health care World travel 6 weeks holiday See All Benefits WHY JOIN THE RESERVES?The skills you acquire as a Reserve won't just prepare you for the RAF, they will enhance your work and civilian life. You might be called up to assist with our operations worldwide for up to six months, during which you may be able to claim a pay award to cover your and your employer's costs. Training Free gym Subsidised food Paid pension Paid holiday See All Benefits INITIAL TRAININGLike all our officers, you will begin your RAF career by completing the Initial Officer Training Course at the RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. You will complete a challenging modular 24-week course, split into 4 distinct terms designed to develop your robustness, fitness, leadership and academic skills through a number of indoor and outdoor exercises across the UK.SPECIALIST TRAININGSpecialist training is delivered during Logistics Officer Training (LOT) at Defence College for Logistics, Police and Administration (DCLPA) at MOD Worthy Down, Winchester. You will undertake an 12-week specialist training course designed to give you a thorough grounding in logistics. You will study supply chain management, fuels management, transport management, catering, mobility (the function of preparing, deploying, sustaining and recovering RAF flying squadrons from overseas) and management topics such as Quality management, personnel management, change management and contract management. You could also gain a BSc in Logistics Management (accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)) by successfully passing the course and completing five assignments. Following successful completion of this course you will be posted on your first tour, undertaking further training in catering management, transport management, fuels management or mobility, as required by your new role. Later in your career you may also opt to specialise in a number of specialisations including air movements or fuels management.More details + FOUNDATION TOURLogistics Officers will enjoy a diverse, varied and operationally focused career, whilst being part of an active Branch community with a strong identity. On your first tour, you will probably be a Flight Commander on a flying station. From your first day, you could be responsible for leading a Flight of up to 120 personnel.Your responsibilities could include: providing the equipment and aviation fuel to keep fast jets flying; delivering catering and hospitality services; providing drivers for all kinds of vehicles; and organising the deployment.YOUR CAREER PROSPECTSYou 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. Whatever rank you achieve, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an incredibly exciting and rewarding career, both in the RAF and within the wider UK Defence community.ONGOING DEVELOPMENTAs a Logistics Officer, you will have extensive opportunities for further professional and personal development throughout your career. You will receive instruction on command and staff roles and will have the opportunity to undertake numerous adventurous training activities such as climbing, skiing and diving. Later on in your career, you may also have the opportunity to gain a Masters qualification.TRANSFERABLE SKILLSRAF Logistic Officers gain a wealth of commercially-attractive experience and skills. This makes them highly sought after by civilian employers. Logistics Officers leaving the RAF will have acquired senior positions in management, procurement, aviation operations, transport management, logistics and distribution, catering and hospitality, supply chain management and project management.More details Close + COMMITMENT AND LOCATIONYou will have to commit to 27 days per year for 12 years minimumEach year includes a 15-day block for general RAF training, and 12 separate days for extra training or exercisesYou might be deployed to a UK or overseas base for up to 6 months after the first yearENTRY REQUIREMENTSALL APPLICANTS a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or holder of dual UK/other nationality.Be between 17.5 and 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday).ALL APPLICANTS a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth.Be between 18 and 54 years old (Must attest before 55th birthday - Ex Regulars over the age of 55 may be considered on a case by case basis). Be qualified ex-military commissioned personnel.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS GCSE GCSE 2017 SNE Mathematics C Grade 4 Grade 5 English Language C Grade 4 Grade 5 Three other subjects C Grade 4 Grade 5 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 Mathematics and English Language GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C or Mathematics and English Language SCE Standard Grades of 2 or SNE Grade 5.You can see what the RAF accepts in lieu of GCSEs & A Levels here .NATIONALITY & RESIDENCY 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.Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.Following the MOD announcement that the UK Armed Forces will now be able to recruit commonwealth citizens without the 5 year residency requirement, please note that the RAF continues to apply standard residency requirements for security clearance, ie, DV employment requires 7-years UK residency immediately prior to enlistment; SC requires 3-years. Full details for Commonwealth applicants can be found here. Applications from personnel who do not meet the required 3 year UK residency requirement are now closed until further notice, please continue to check the website for further updates. If you have previous service and are applying to rejoin the Royal Air Force, or meet the UK residency requirements for service, please call and ask to speak to a RAF Recruitment Specialist.FITNESS REQUIREMENTS You must be physically fit to complete both initial and specialist training, and to do your role effectively. To che

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