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Qualified Instructor (Gunnery)

Posted:  02/01/18
Location:  RAF Shawbury and UKMFTS Dependency Airfield (Initially Middle Wallop)
Contract:  Permanent
Closing date:  16/01/18

To deliver ground based Rotary Wing (RW) training, including Joint Fires (JF), Battlespace Management (BM) and Air Observation Post (AOP) awareness, as part of the UKMFTS programme, to future RW aircrew.  The role will be predominantly focussed on Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) classroom delivery, the Command and Tactics Trainer (CTT) and other Ground based Training Equipment (GBTE) devices as required.  Included will be supervision of Computer Based Training (CBT), invigilation of classroom and CBT examinations, and delivery of instruction using physical props where appropriate (i.e. training of technical subject matter).  Act as part of the Exercise Directing Staff (DS) during TACEX. Qualified Instructors will also be required to facilitate training delivery using Ground based Training Equipment (GBTE) devices in the capacity of Instructor Operator Station (IOS) operators.

Key Responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience




In return, we will provide you with a generous benefits package including the equivalent to 25 days annual leave, a Defined Contribution Pension plan, access to a range of flexible benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme, and Private Medical Insurance.

Our Values

One Ascent Team

Ability and evidence of being a role model of Ascent values:


Hours not days; days not weeks; and
Giving the best possible answer every time.


Listening to everyone’s views; and
Professional & supportive to all our partners and colleagues.


Total Safety: Airsafety, HSSE & Airworthiness; and
Immediate escalation of issues.


Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence Security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

Conflicts of Interest

In order to discharge Ascent’s primary UKMFTS duty to the MOD to identify and avoid or mitigate conflicts of interest in conjunction with our activities as MOD’s Training Service Partner, Ascent must ensure that no employee or secondee working for Ascent is materially restricted by any conflict of interest when carrying out duties and functions on its behalf. Therefore, candidates who are currently working for or have been employed during the previous 2 years by organisations such as MOD, Babcock, Lockheed Martin or any related group entity or any organisation bidding into the UKMFTS contract should note that Ascent reserves the right to request further information in relation to that candidate’s current or previous employment history and/or take other appropriate steps to ensure Ascent’s full compliance with its primary obligation. Any concerns you have should be discussed with the Ascent HR representative prior to submitting of a Curriculum Vitae.


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