As an RAF Nursing Officer, you’ll be both a commissioned officer and a nurse. That means you will be trained to show leadership and management skills in a team environment, as well as providing excellent standards of nursing
- Be aged 22 – 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday)
- You must have completed a BSc or Diploma in Nursing (Adult or Mental Health). You must be registered with the NMC with at least 2 years’ post-registration experience. (Candidates may begin the application process at the 12 month point post registration).
- Have 2 GCSEs (English Language and Maths or acceptable equivalents) at a minimum of Grade C/4-5 or Scottish Certificate of Education at a minimum of Grade 2 or Scottish National Equivalent grades at Grade 5 (Grades A-C). Non-graduate entrants require a total of 5 GCSEs (inc English Language and Maths). Educational waivers may be considered
- 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 minimum 12 years’ service
- Meet the fitness and health criteria
- Pass a General Fitness Test
- Complete and submit this CV form prior to application.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
- Primary healthcare
- Secondary healthcare
- Aeromedical evacuation (evacuation of patients by air)
As an RAF Nursing Officer you will lead and manage a small team of RAF Registered Nurses as well as help the Senior Nursing Officer manage the ward. You could transfer patients by air (aeromedical evacuation), work in an overseas field hospital and provide medical support to a military exercise.
TRAINING AND CAREER
Like other professionally qualified Officers, you will begin your RAF career with Initial Officer Training on the Specialist Officers Initial Training Course (SOITC) at the RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. You will follow a challenging 13-week course designed to develop your leadership and management skills. The course includes fitness development, military training and academic study as well as practical leadership tasks.
After the SOITC, you will complete the Basic Air Warfare Course and join your Medical and Dental Officer Colleagues on the RAFMS – officer Phase 2 Training Course which will orientate you to Military Medicine.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST:
- 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.
- Be between 22 and 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday).
PAY STARTING LEVEL£33,142+ Benefits and rising with experience
PAY RISING TO£62,311 (Sqn Ldr level) + Benefits
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