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£40,000 - £50,700

As an RAF Nursing Officer, you’ll be both a commissioned officer and a nurse. That means you will be trained to show leadership and management skills in a team environment, as well as providing excellent standards of nursing.

Nursing Officers provide the highest standards of patient care and lead teams in a variety of clinical environments. You will contribute to the development and delivery of cutting-edge military medicine and will adapt your practice to deliver nursing care in a wide range of challenging environments.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Primary healthcare
  • Secondary healthcare
  • Aeromedical evacuation (evacuation of patients by air).


  • Starting Level £40,000 - £50,700+ (Depending on post registration experience).
  • Pay rising to £62,500+ (On promotion to Sqn Ldr with increments up to £75,800+).

Education Requirements

  • You must have completed a BSc or Diploma in Nursing (Adult or Mental Health). You must be registered with the NMC with at least 2 years' post-registration experience. (Candidates may begin the application process at the 12 month point post registration).
  • Have 2 GCSEs (English Language and Maths or acceptable equivalents) at a minimum of Grade C/4-5 or Scottish Certificate of Education at a minimum of Grade 2 or Scottish National Equivalent grades at Grade 5 (Grades A-C). Non-graduate entrants require a total of 5 GCSEs (inc English Language and Maths). Educational waivers may be considered.


  • Be aged 22 - 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday).
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth (The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment).
  • Commit to 6 years' service.
  • Meet the fitness and health criteria.
  • Complete and submit a CV.
  • Now Recruiting Dual Qualified Nurses. Nurses who hold a dual qualification in ‘adult nursing / adult mental health’ or ‘adult nursing / child’ and are active on Sub Part 1 & Sub Part 2 of the NMC register, will be considered if all eligibility criteria is met.

Career, training, and education

At any level or position your personal success is vital to make us succeed too. We are dedicated to your future, as it is essential to ours. You will receive basic and specialist training in your field, and we even provide the option to pay for your education. The experience you gain with the RAF will equip you to work at the top of your field, both in the UK and overseas.

A Modern Force

The RAF recognises the value of a person’s ability no matter their ethnicity, social background, religion or belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status/civil partnership.

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£40,000 - £50,700


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