HQ Royal Air Force Air Cadets Regional Safety Advisor (Scotland & Northern Ireland) I.D-6
Ministry of Defence
Edinburgh, GB
3d ago
source : GOV.UK


Driving extensively across the Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional footprint in a small van, providing advice and guidance to the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and Permanent Staff at the 100 plus Units.

Much of the work is carried out in the Evenings, supporting the volunteers and activity for youths aged 12 - 19. Providing Royal Air Force Air Cadet (RAFAC) 1-day Risk Assessor Training to the volunteers in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation and group work.

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week

Job description

1. To assist the Regional Commandant, by providing the appropriate HS&E support the region and by co-ordinating all HS&E issues to meet RAFAC, RAF and MOD objectives.

2. To assist with the implementation and maintenance of RAFAC Safety & Environment Management Systems (SEMS) to the appropriate standards and to report progress to CESO (RAFAC) and where appropriate, the Regional Commandant.

3. To provide the appropriate level of HS&E training, inspection and audit to RAFAC formations within your area, conduct / assist with the investigation of accidents, as appropriate and when directed, other areas of the RAFAC.

4. To facilitate the RAFAC compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Environmental and supporting legislation, MOD regulations and guidance as directed by CESO (RAFAC).

5. Providing a secondary focal point for HS&E matters within the RAFAC, the post holder will report concerns through CESO (RAFAC) and inform Regional Commandants when appropriate.

6. Communicate RAFAC HS&E Policy accompanied by the appropriate level of advice and guidance.

7. Ensure that accidents, dangerous occurrences and near misses within your area of responsibility are investigated and reported appropriately, in a timely manner and to maintain an accurate database.

8. To deliver, within budgetary constraints, the appropriate level of HS&E training to RAFAC personnel in accordance with self managed programme and as directed by CESO (RAFAC) and Regional Commandants.

9. To carry out inspection programmes as directed by CESO (RAFAC) and participate in audit activities to provide evidence of compliance with legislation and local instructions, where appropriate.

10. To keep abreast of latest HS&E, RAFAC, RAF and MOD policy and legislation changes and advise accordingly.

11. Provide HS&E advice to Regional, Wing, Squadron and Volunteer Gliding Squadron staff and related personnel appropriate and as directed by CESO (RAFAC).

12. Provide two-way communication of Region, Wing and Squadron needs. This will be achieved through liaison with HQ RAFAC, Rgnl Comdt and the appropriate formations.

13. Attend and take an active part in HS&E related meetings and presentations where appropriate. This will involve meetings with the 5 fellow Regional Safety Advisers and the RAFAC Safety Centre personnel.

14. Collate and communicate statistics and reports concerning the progress of RAFAC HS&E issues, as directed by CESO (RAFAC).

15. Implement the programme for the inspection of Regional, Wing, Squadron H&S procedures and documentation, as directed by CESO (RAFAC).

16. To identify HS&E weaknesses and assist by provision of solutions that will enable recovery of the situation.

17. Provide advice and guidance on specific Higher Level Risk Assessments (HLRA), risk assessments, eg adventure training, PUWER, LOLER, MHO, PPE, DSE and other appropriate activities.

18. Provide advice and guidance on HS&E matters to Civilian Committees, where appropriate.

19. Liaise with local enforcement authorities and communication of the outcome to CESO (RAFAC).

20. Maintain the professional status of the post and ensure that continued training and competence is appropriate to your specialist area.


No LM responsibilities.

Providing advice and guidance to the Senior CFAV cadre, Wing Executive Officers and the Regional Commandant, also by highlighting any concerns found in the course of your duties.

You are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and others within your area of responsibility in accordance with the MOD Health & Safety Handbook (JSP 375), the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and other associated legislation and regulations.

In addition, you are responsible for protecting the environment from any actions by yourself in accordance with Environmental legislation and relevant instructions issued by a higher authority.

You must also :

a. Provide appropriate information to your Line Manager to allow a suitable and sufficient assessment of risk.

b. To report all accidents, injuries and near-miss dangerous occurrences promptly to Line Management.


UK Driving Licence, which meets the criteria to gain a MT600, so the job holder may drive the small van provided by the MOD.


NEBOSH (General) Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process :

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving
  • Technical skills

    We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process :

  • Presentation delivery Competency Group 2 H&S SE 2.7 TrainingLevel 3 Practitioner Effective indicator - Where appropriate, assists in the delivery in the delivery of courses
  • Benefits

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
  • This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

    Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

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