RAF Matters of the Moment

More recently,the latest RAF Recruitment national advertising campaign surge began over Christmas and will run until the end of March 2017. This includes TV,Video on Demand, Radio, Digital and social media. The campaign promotes the fact that the RAF is actively recruiting with more than 50 exciting Regular roles, amazing opportunities within the Reserves and awide range of OFSTED rated "outstanding" Apprenticeships for young people.

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Air Cdre Simon Harper.

In his first of what will become a regular feature in Envoy Magazine, Air Commodore Simon Harper, Head of Personnel Policy for the RAF,sets out some of the latest news from the RAF Personnel area. This month: increased interest in RAF Recruiting, success at the European Diversity Awards and the launch of an extension to the Flexible Duties trial.

‘One RAF’Campaign Excites Greater Interest in RAF Recruiting Alongside the RAF’s mainstream ‘One RAF’marketing campaign, the ‘No Ordinary Job’ digital and social media campaign that launched in August 2016 and featured in the last edition of Envoy has continued to excite significant interest from both the public and RAF personnel. By the end of 2016, 4.5 million video views and 93,000 additional visits to the RAF Recruitment website, 20% more than the previous year,have been generated. The latest No Ordinary Job film launched in October last year and more films are planned for 2017.

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RAF Diversity Champions Celebrate Winning Top Honour at the European Diversity Awards The RAF prides itself on the work of its 700 voluntary advisors who tackle discrimination and bias wherever it occurs. The Diversity team overcame strong competition from European corporate giants DIAGEO,BNP Paribas and Coca-Cola to secure the accolade. Following the award of the Diversity Team of the Year Award at aceremony held at the Natural History Museum, the RAF’s Diversity and Inclusion Team leader,Wing Commander Sarah Maskell said: ‘Weare thrilled that our sustained efforts have been recognised by this award that acknowledges the very best of Diversity and Inclusion practice in Europe.’

The delivery of global Diversity and Inclusion activity depends on an extensive network of Equality and Diversity advisors and assistants, inclusive leaders and engaged personnel to support 40,000 personnel and civil servants. Air Vice Marshal Chris Elliot,

the RAF’s Chief of Staff for Personnel, said: ‘This prestigious award reflects not only the outstanding work of all those involved in Diversity and Inclusion activities within the RAF,but also the real significance that the Service places on the critical contribution made by everyone across the Whole Force, whether Regular, Reserve, Civil Service, contractors, veterans and Service families.”

The award follows hard on the heels of successes in previous years which saw the team shortlisted for the same title last year and the RAF win the Company of the Year title in 2014.

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