Air Operations Systems Officer

As an Air Operations Systems Officer, you would be working from a field, a bunker, a building, a tent, an E-7 Wedgetail aircraft or even on an aircraft carrier. 

You will be responsible for directing and supporting operations, both in the UK and around the world, using sophisticated radar and communications technology to provide organisations with information needed to make time critical decisions. In your role you will:

• Create the recognised air picture, identifying all aircraft flying over the UK and monitor any suspicious air activity.

• Be part of the team that provides the Army, and other services, with air situational awareness.

• Run airfield operations in the central ops room ensuring that all flying programmes run smoothly and on time. 

• Task planning and co-ordination of flying squadron to make sure operations run smoothly. 

• Negotiate with foreign partners to access international airspace. 

• Co-ordinate all UK armed forces for advanced planning of an overseas deployment

• Monitor foreign surveillance satellites and highlight potential enemy action and espionage.

• Track what’s happening in space, from space debris to the International Space Station.

• Be part of the tea that operates the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, detecting and sporting any object that could threaten the UK, or our allies. 

Starting Salary: £31,300+ plus benefits

Post Phase 2 Training: £47,600+benefits (after 3 years service & promotion to the rank of Flt Lt)


Age: 17.5 – 47 (must attest before 48th birthday)

Education: Have GCSEs at Grade C/4 or Scottish National 5 at Grade C in English Language, Maths and at least 3 other subjects. 

Have at least 2 A2 levels.3 Highers at Grade C or above (excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking) which must total a minimum of 64 UCAS points. Or hold a UK degree at Grade 2:2 or higher (or acceptable alternative)

Residency (change if longer residency needed): You must be a citizen of the UK or holder of a dual UK/ other nationality.

Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 5 years immediately preceding your application. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years will be considered.

For more information about the role and details of our application process, visit the RAF Recruitment website. To be directed straight to our site Click 'Apply'.

 Full Time Job
 Published on 15-04-2024
 Deadline NA