A vacancy has arisen for a Squadron Leader (Any Branch) to serve as SO2 Sport Policy in the Directorate of Royal Air Force Sport (DRS) – RAF Halton – within No 22 Gp on Full Time Reserve Service (LC) Terms and Conditions of Service (TCoS), with an initial proposed start date of 06 December 2021 (or earlier, but not before 01 September 2021).
DRS is a 1* pillar within 22 Gp providing policy, governance and assurance to 50 sports associations with 90 different disciplines. DRS is responsible for the development and implementation of RAF Sport policy aligned with Government, MOD, Sport England and sports’ National Governing Body direction and guidance; appropriate governance in both public and non-public areas; the safe conduct of sport under the RAF Sport Safety Management System, under the Inspector Sport Safety (RAF) model; and propriety of the non-public governance of association sport.
The successful applicant will inform, develop, implement and maintain sport policy for a ‘Whole Force’ approach for MOD, UKAF and RAF representative levels and for unit sport. They will also inform wider MOD and RAF personnel, training, medical and financial policy as it pertains to sport, as required.
They are the Line Manager for the SO3 RAF Sport Assurance role, and will provide advice and capacity to the role when required.
Must either have been, or currently, be a Squadron Leader (Any Branch) or above, or a Flt Lt eligible for promotion. (Note: All personnel with 4 years’ seniority and a positive promotion recommendation on their current OJAR can be considered by a PSB.) in accordance with AP 3393 Vol 1 and AP 7000. All promotions will be ratified by means of a promotion board.
Ability to travel nationwide and internationally.
Experience of working at Board/Executive Committee and Executive Team level with demonstrable experience gained from previous similar roles.
Some experience in some/all policy, audit, assurance and safety management.
Very good written and oral communication skills.
Experience as a leader with the ability to empower other team members and provide guidance to volunteers running RAF sport associations.
Knowledge of Defence governance as it relates to sport in the military.
Experience of working in a management role within a charity, public and/or not-for-profit organisation.
A comprehensive understanding of Safety Management Systems.
An understanding of the sports sector landscape in the UK.
HQ staff environment experience.
Computer literate, competent with MS Office packages