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LOGISTICS OFFICER

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    Average pay:
    RN and RM Officers and Ratings Rates of Pay 2008
    Age on entry:
    17-32
    Nationality:
    British or British/dual citizenship
    Qualifications:
    At least 180 UCAS points and 5 GCSEs (A*-C)/ 5 Scottish Standard Grades (1-3)/ equivalent, including English and maths.Not all courses and qualifications, especially those at BTEC or of a more vocational nature, are suitable for inclusion within this 180 points total. Therefore candidates should seek guidance through their Naval Careers Adviser.
    Gender:
    Logistics Officers can be men or women. However, only men can serve as Logistics Officers in the Submarine Service. They must hold full British citizenship.

    Job description

    Naval operations and exercises are highly complex and logistics is the detailed organisation that makes them possible. And as any experienced military commander knows, effective logistical support can make the difference between success and failure for an operation. Whatever the Royal Navy is doing, it will be your task to ensure everything runs smoothly.

    On board

    Name: Tom Longstaff

    Age: 36

    Can you describe your role?

    As head of the Logistics Department on a Submarine my role is to manage the output of the 3 Logistics sub departments - Catering Services (Chefs & stewards), Personnel administration and Supply Chain (18 personnel).  I also conduct watchkeeping duties in the Control Room involving the Periscopeand Navigation.

    What is the most satisfying part of the job?

    The most satisfying part of the job is being the head of my own department at a relatively early stage of my officer career and ensuring that the submarine is provided with the stores and equipment it requires, and with a properly paid and well fed ship's company.

    How many people are you responsible for?

    Over 160 people, dealing with their food, their mail, their pay and all kinds of personnel and staff issues, so it's a big responsibility. When it's all working right though, it's a great feeling.

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