Everyone in the RAF has an essential role to play in the timely and effective delivery of Air Power in defence of the UK and its interests on military operations worldwide and in support of the civilian population, in areas such as disaster relief and humanitarian assistance.
Your duties as a People Operations specialist in the RAF will be diverse, exciting and highly rewarding. Wherever the RAF is operational, there is a Personnel team ready to provide a professional service to personnel of all specialisations. You can expect to move assignments every few years and to work up close to flying operations on RAF bases and at other military locations in the UK and overseas, including alongside your counterparts in the other UK Armed Forces. You will have opportunities to volunteer for assignments in places such as the USA, Cyprus and with NATO forces in Europe.
Throughout your RAF career you will deploy for periods from a few days and up to six months to use your skills in an operational environment, in a Joint Headquarters, or as part of an Expeditionary Air Wing committed to operations in locations such as the Middle East and the Falkland Islands. You will find yourself delivering HR and personal support services on RAF Stations and squadrons operating the latest aircraft such as Voyager, Chinook, Typhoon and F35
Lightning II or, as a member of the Personnel and HR display support team with the Red Arrows. Furthermore, as you gain knowledge and experience, you will be ready to apply your specialist and broader military leadership and management skills to compete with your peers for promotion to higher ranks and employment opportunities which will bring greater responsibility and control of your own team.
You will be encouraged and supported continually to challenge yourself in a variety of roles such as RAF Instructor, where you will provide professional training to the next generation of Personnel specialists or as an RAF Career Manager where you will be responsible for advising on and managing the career progression of RAF personnel across the RAF.
You will also have the opportunity to work within the most senior environments of the RAF, Defence, NATO and in the Ministry of Defence (London) and in major RAF and Joint Headquarters in the UK and Europe.