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  • Medical Support Officer (Physio) United Kingdom
  • Royal Air Force in United Kingdom, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

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CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Helping people Travelling the world Sport & fitness

STARTING PAY BETWEEN

£31,305 - £47,680

+ BENEFITS

PAY AND SENIORITY SUBJECT TO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

As an RAF Medical Support Officer - Physiotherapist (MSO Physio) you will help keep our personnel fit and medically prepared for demanding operational roles.

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What will you do?

As an RAF Medical Support Officer - Physiotherapist (MSO Physio) your job is to deliver clinical rehabilitative care to service personnel to help force generation and recovery. This could be within a Primary Care Rehabilitation Facility, on various military exercises or on deployments. Typical responsibilities include:
• Treat a broad range of Musculoskeletal cases in a primary care or regional rehabilitation setting
• Care for injured front-line personnel
• Provide primary care for the rehabilitation of RAF Personnel

Minimum Education Requirements
• Be a fully qualified physiotherapist... with a BSc or MSc (pre-registration) in Physiotherapy and registered with the HCPC
• Have a minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience which includes Band 5 rotations, one of which must be a respiratory rotation
• Have at least 12 months experience in a musculoskeletal outpatient setting

Requirements
• Be aged 20 – 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday)
• You 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 (with ‘right to work’ immigration status)
• Commit to a Preliminary Commission of 12 years service
• Meet the fitness and health criteria
• Pass a general fitness test

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CAREER, TRAINING

& EDUCATION

At any level or position your personal success is vital to make us succeed too. We are dedicated to your future, as it is essential to ours. You will receive basic and specialist training in your field and we even provide the option to pay for your education. The experience you gain with the RAF will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas.

01

Phase one training

Initial Training

12 weeks

RAF Cranwell

Like all our Specialist Branch Officers, you will begin your RAF career on Specialist Officer Initial Training Course (SOITC) at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire.
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02

Phase two training

Specialist training

Ongoing

RAF Henlow

The next step is a Specialist training course that will give you a breadth of skills and knowledge across the full range of duties you may be employed in.
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03

First tour

Specialist training

Ongoing

As assigned

Like most people in the RAF you will move jobs every 2 - 3 years; each job is known as a tour.
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04

Career prospects

Ongoing development

Ongoing

As assigned

You will join the RAF on an initial commission of 6 years, during this time your service may be extended by competitive selection.
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05

Ongoing development

Ongoing training

Ongoing

As assigned

As a Physiotherapy Officer, you will have extensive opportunities for further personal and professional development throughout your career.
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06

Transferable skills

Ongoing training

Ongoing

As assigned

The qualifications you can earn are as valuable in the civilian world as they are in the RAF.
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WHY JOIN

THE RAF?

Thanks to subsidised food, travel, accommodation and free gym you get more money in your pocket.

Rent from £75p/m

Free gym

Subsidised food

Health care

World travel

Training

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WHAT HAPPENS

AFTER APPLYING

Joining the RAF takes several steps. Below is an overview of the process. The purpose of this process is for us to gauge whether you’re the right person for the RAF and for you to show us all of your skills and experiences that have made you who you are.

1

Filter interview

Stage 1 of 7

Selection interviews help us get to know you a little better – and vice versa. You’ll get to show your skills and experience, and we’ll answer any questions you have about joining the RAF.

The first of these interviews happens online and covers the following topics:
• Family life
• Education
• Work experience
• Special interests or hobbies
• Interest in the RAF

2

Health Assessment

Stage 2 of 7

You’re legally required to meet certain medical standards, and must pass an occupational health assessment to show you’re fit for military duty. As part of this assessment we will check your overall health, focusing on areas like hearing, eyesight and body mass index.

We’ll also investigate any past illnesses and screen for health issues that may prevent you from carrying out your role. View details below for more information about the health standards you’ll need to meet.

3

Fitness Test

Stage 3 of 7

A good level of fitness is critical to joining the RAF, it’s also something that must be maintained throughout your career. You’ll need to complete a Pre-Joining Fitness Test (PJFC). This will take place at a local gym near to you, and includes a 2.4km run, push up test and a sit-up test.

The performance level you’ll need to meet differs by age and gender. Please refer to the entry requirements below for more information about the health standards you’ll need to meet. You can also find help, and a training plan, to assist you in your preparation here.

4

OASC

Stage 4 of 7

This will be your second visit to the Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre. OASC lasts one day, but you will arrive the day before. During this time the officers will be assessing your leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation, and problem solving.

The day will end with an interview. The first half of the interview covers your achievements at school and college, in sports, your community, at work, and as a cadet, scout or guide.

The second half explores your motivation for joining the RAF – what you know about current affairs and the RAF’s role in the national and international arena, current operations the RAF is involved in and your knowledge about the RAF and the role you've applied for.

5

Familiarisation visit

Stage 5 of 7

This takes place over 2 days and is designed to give you an insight into officer training. You’ll be issued with your initial kit, including your boots, attend lectures, and also repeat the fitness test taken at OASC.

6

Acceptance

Stage 6 of 7

Once you’ve successfully completed each phase of the application process you’ll be invited to a provisional offer of service interview at your nearest AFCO.

This is to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of service in the RAF, are fully committed to joining, and prepared to commence training.

7

Training

Stage 7 of 7

The Modular Initial Officer Training Course (MIOTC) has been designed to set commissioning officers up for their career in the RAF with the right skills and knowledge. This training will provide a solid platform for your continued development.

Visit our Cranwell training page for more information about (M)IOT and the rest of officer training.

ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be aged between 20 and 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday).

Applicants must also read all of the sections below and make sure they meet all entry requirements before submitting an application.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Be a fully qualified and HCPC registered physiotherapist with a BSc or MSc (pre-registration) in Physiotherapy.

Have a minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience.

Have completed postgraduate Band 5 rotations, to include a respiratory rotation.

Have a minimum of 12 months experience in a musculoskeletal outpatient setting.

NATIONALITY & RESIDENCY

FITNESS REQUIREMENTS

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

BACKGROUND CHECKS

DISQUALIFYING FACTORS

If you don’t have any of the above, you might still be able to apply. For more information please contact us.

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