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Training Standards Officer (Examiner) (Avionic - AV01) - Ministry of Defence

Date Posted: May 07, 2023
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Job Description

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 4th June 2023

Salary: £27,080

This post attracts a non-pensionable allowance of £6000 p.a. in addition to the basic salary listed. The MOD conducts routine reviews of all pay related allowances that could impact on those that the post currently being advertised attracts

About the job

Examiner position, examining up to Foundation Degree level (BTEC Higher National/L5 equivalent) military air engineering students in multiple aspects of Avionic Aircraft Engineering Systems principles.

The post advertised is for 37 hours net per week. The Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Alternative Working Patterns in accordance with policy, can be considered where it can be accommodated by the business, but there will be occasions when a presence on site during standard working hours will be required. All working patterns and flexibilities are subject to agreement with the Line Manager.

This post attracts a TOTAL of £6000 p.a. in allowances in addition to the basic salary listed.

Job description

Do you want to make a difference to Defence? Do you have avionic aviation engineering experience that could be used to test and assure the quality of the next generation of the Royal Navy's Aircraft Engineering Technicians? The Training Developments & Standards Organisation (Gosport) are looking for someone with the right resourcefulness to achieve this.

This post is part of the Training Developments & Standards Organisation (Gosport) (TDSO(G within the Defence School of Aeronautical Engineering, responsible for the management, development and production of assessment materials and activities, assessing adult learners who are studying for their next promotion and as part of the course will achieve either a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education or a Level 5 Foundation Degree in Aeronautical Engineering delivered by the MOD, and currently accredited (validated) by the University of Portsmouth. These trainees will progress to be engineering supervisors on Royal Navy Air Squadrons, deployed around the globe.

Whilst formal training in assessments is a requirement of the position and will be provided, experience of training delivery and/or an instructing qualification (e.g. Cert Ed) would be desirable. Further opportunities for formal qualifications are also potentially available and CPD opportunities will also be offered.

Assessment activities will be conducted in parallel with the normal teaching week which is 0800 - 1630 Monday-Thursday, Friday. Training is programmed for 45 weeks of the year. You will be working in an encouraging environment with a line manager mentor, as well as numerous other experienced examiners, training developers and training managers.

Person specification

A successful candidate will be responsible for: development, production and maintenance of allocated examination banks, the setting and quality assuring of marked electronic and paper examinations. The development and production of practical assessment criteria and marking guides and quality assuring test items. Gathering and analysing data to ensure validity, reliability and usability of assessment items and that processes and practices comply with course and awarding body documentation. Once experienced, mentor and develop new team members.


  • Candidates must have served a recognised aeronautical engineering apprenticeship or a relevant recognised alternative period of training and possess an appropriate National Qualification (L4 ONC/OND, Foundation Degree)


  • Candidates who have successfully completed a UK Armed Forces Engineering training programme and have attained Senior Non-Commissioned Officer level and have a proven track record of technical aviation experience will be deemed as meeting the necessary requirements.

Both routes must have 5 years recent experience in that trade.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • An environment with flexible working options.
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%.
  • Generous holiday allowance - 25 days annual holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays.
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave.
  • Limited special paid leave for approved voluntary opportunities (conditions apply).
  • Free Parking.
  • Use of a gym and swimming pool at substantially discounted rates.
  • Onsite nursery facilities.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

The post does not offer relocation expenses. External recruits who join the MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a six month probation period.

Job Detail

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    Gosport, United Kingdom
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  • Apply Before:
    Jun 21, 2023