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Weapons Director Instructor CAT III

BAE Systems
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SA)
Closing date
25 May 2022

Job Details

Weapons Director Instructor CAT III

Salary: Competitive

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia.  We provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and train RSAF personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons. 

BAE Systems Saudi Arabia is committed to supporting the Saudi Arabian National Agenda including Saudisation and the training and development of Saudi National capability through the growth of the Saudi National Partner Companies thereby reinforcing Industrialisation and Partnerships.

The Job Holder is responsible for:

Training Officer Cadets at the King Faisal Air Academy (KFAA) as Weapons Directors (WD).



The Job Holder is to have Military Operational and Training background as a WD in an Air Defence environment.

The Job Holder is to have the following qualifications and experience:

Extensive experience as a WD and live intercepts.

One Instructional Tour as a WD School or in a WD Systems Training Environment (preferably within 10 years prior to appointment). 

Advanced WD Course.

WD Instructor Course.

Instructional Techniques Course.

Computing and keyboard skills and experience.

Fluency in English preferably to IELTS 6.0 Level (if non-native speaker).



The Job Holder will be expected to:

Instruct approved Weapons Director Practical and Theory subjects.

Manage Weapons Director courses as required.

Prepare and review courseware including lesson plans.

Prepare and review test and examination instruments and material.

Raise reports on the performance of individual cadets and classes, departmental performance and other matters as required.

Counsel cadets on academic and disciplinary matters according to approved Academic Wing and Departmental procedures.

Invigilate tests and examinations according to approved Academic Wing and Departmental procedures.

Apply company procedures for configuration control of curriculum and courseware, including preparing documentation and supporting data for curriculum or courseware change requests.

Use the TMIS/ LMIS system to maintain accurate, up to date, comprehensive, orderly and easily accessible training records.

Contribute to preparation of timetables, scheduling and allocation of instructors.

Contribute to the acquisition, allocation, maintenance and use of training resources including textbooks, workbooks, classrooms, laboratories, training devices and consumables.

Provide an environment that encourages independent learning and a military ethos.

Provide feedback to management to improve service performance and responsiveness and identify opportunities.

Ensure compliance with SHE policy and processes and Duty of Care responsibilities.

Undertake all mandatory and developmental training as required by the Company.

Adhere to acceptable standards of behaviour, dress and performance as defined in Company policy.

Any other duties as deemed reasonable and appropriate by the Company.


In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and access to free recreation facilities, all available within Company secured accommodation. In addition, a generous leave and travel allowance makes this an opportunity not to be missed. On successfully securing a role your appointment to Saudi Arabia will initially be on single status. On commencement of employment in Saudi Arabia you will have the opportunity to apply to have your family join you in the future. A full health care scheme is provided within Saudi Arabia.


In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous leave and travel allowance, a full health care scheme and access to subsidised recreational facilities.


 At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 82,500 people in over 40 countries.  Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

All appointments in Saudi Arabia are subject to receipt of all necessary Government and/or Customer approvals.


At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us, in a corporate culture that is performance driven and values led.

We employ a skilled workforce of 89,600 people in more than 40 countries. We help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information.

We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

Facts and Figures

  • Global defence supplier and world-leading innovator
  • Established positions in air, maritime and land domains
  • Growing position in cyber security
  • Principal markets – US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia
  • 89,600 employees in over 40 countries
  • Customers in around 80 countries
  • 2020 sales of £20,862m
  • £1,700 invested in training per employee in 2020
  • £11bn spent with 21,000 directly-contracted suppliers

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