Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) is a period of full time service undertaken by a member of a Reserve Force, in accordance with Reserve Forces Act (RFA) 96, for a specific period of time which is formalised by means of a written commitment. Throughout a period of FTRS a Reservist has a continuous liability for duty depending on the type and length of the commitment.
Full Time Reserve Service
Types Of Commitment
The types of Commitment under which a member of the Reserve Forces may undertake a period of FTRS are:
Fulfilling the same range of duties and deployment liability as a Regular Service person with generally the same pay and allowances package (see full terms and conditions of service) – maximum age limit normally 55;
Fulfilling a full range of duties generally in one location, but with a liability for compulsory detachment for up to 35 days in the UK or overseas in any one year, with no single detachment lasting in excess of 21 days.
Pay is less 9% X-factor and no allowance package – maximum age limit normally 60;
Fulfilling a limited range of duties in a restricted location; compulsory detachments are to be confined to training periods and other limited duties specified in the individual's FTRS Commitment.
Pay is less 14% X-factor and no allowance package – maximum age limit normally 60;
Any member of the Maritime Reserves (RNR, RMR) or the Royal Fleet Reserves (RFR) (ex-regular service) may volunteer to undertake a period of FTRS.
- All applicants to undertake a period of FTRS must be suitably qualified by rank/rate, specialisation, qualifications and experience to fill the posts for which they apply. Applicants must also be medically and dentally fit to fulfil the duties which their Commitment will require them to undertake.
- RFR personnel will normally only be considered if they have left service within the last 3 – 5 years depending on the maintenance of their key skills since leaving regular service.
Method Of Application
If you wish to register your interest in the FTRS scheme and receive a copy of the full terms and conditions of service please either email your postal address or send details of your postal address to :
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