Logistics Officer

Full TimePart Time Training
  • Post Date: January 7, 2017
  • Apply Before: January 7, 2018
  • Salary Range 0- £15,000
  • Career Level Officer
  • Qualification GCSE's
Job Description
Logistics Officers manage the movement of the people, transport and equipment necessary to keep aircraft flying. They are the custodians of the supply chain in the UK, and on exercises and operations overseas.
Typical Responsibilities:
Purchase and store equipment and fuel
Operate IT systems that manage RAF logistics
Organise global distribution by road, sea and air
Key Facts
Initial pay after training £30,616 + Benefits
Pay during training £25,727 + Benefits
Entry level Officer
Commitment Usual service 12 Years
Reserve
Initial pay after training
Day rates dependent on rank, role and experience
Entry level
Only qualified ex-military commissioned personnel, are currently eligible for this role.
Commitment
27 days per year for 5 years minimum. Each year includes a 15 day block for general RAF training, which is taken over a two week period, and 12 days for additional/trade training, or training exercises.The possibility of being deployed to a UK or overseas base for up to 6 months after the first year.

Training
Full Time =Regular
Initial Training
Like all our officers, you’ll begin your RAF career with Initial Officer Training (IOT) at the RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire.
You’ll 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 a breakdown of the course here.
Specialist Training
After Initial Officer Training, you will undertake a 18-week specialist training course designed to give you a thorough grounding in logistics.  You will study supply chain management, fuels management, catering and hospitality, mobility (the function of preparing, deploying, sustaining and recovering RAF flying squadrons from overseas) and management topics such as project 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 or air movements as required by your new role.  Later in your career you may also opt to specialise in fuels management.
Your first tour
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 organizing the deployment of station personnel and equipment overseas by air and sea.
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.
Ongoing Development
As 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 training 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 Skills
RAF 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.
Reserve
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.
Requirements
Full Time Regular
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 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 160 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.
Age: 17.5-30 (Must enter IOT before 31st birthday)
RAF Requirements
To join the RAF you will also need to meet fitness, health, nationality, residency, and other criteria detailed below.