Welcome to Inzpire Ro
13 Mar 23
New JoinersTraining Services
13 Mar 23
New JoinersTraining Services
Ro joins us as a principal training consultant within the Training Services Division, having spent 16 years as a training specialist in the Royal Air Force, and then three years in the mainstream education sector.
Following her initial degree and teacher training at Warwick, Ro taught at an independent school and then in a mainstream high school. After reading Macbeth for the n-th time, she joined the RAF in 2003 as a training development officer.
Ro spent the whole of her RAF career in training specialist posts, initially at RAF Valley as station trainer then training advisor on 19 Squadron (Sqn) as it was then. In 2005 she was posted to Basra as the training development adviser for in-theatre training of personnel from all three Services, as well as civilians deployed as MOD, contractors, and others such as visiting media teams.
A tour at the Parachute Training School followed as officer commanding (OC) training development, designing new training and properly documenting the old from basic parachuting through to Special Forces courses. A tour which also included being thrown out of a perfectly functioning aircraft over Oxfordshire!
Ro then went to the Defence School of Languages, again in training development but also as an instructor in technical language training. After that, she spent six months as the second in command of the Joint Theatre Education Centre (JTEC) in Kandahar during which the early Camp Bastion JTEC stood up.
Returning on promotion to squadron leader, Ro was posted to the Defence Media Operations Centre, where she led the training design and development function for courses that prepared servicemen and women to deploy into media facing roles. She also conducted interview training for the senior officers likely to encounter the media, from station commanders to the incoming Chief of the Air Staff.
Squadron command at Cranwell followed as OC Training Development Sqn, managing the training of instructors and cadets on officer and aircrew Phase 1 training. A move then followed to the Generic Education and Training Centre, the other side of the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) fence, as the Training Requirements Authority (TRA) for generic training.
Ro then moved up the road to RAF Coningsby as OC mission support flight on 29(R) Sqn, the Typhoon operational conversion unit. As well as managing the flight operations aspect of the squadron, she worked closely with the Force HQ to develop the DSAT documentation for the Typhoon training pipeline. This was followed by the chief of staff post in Training Wing at Halton delivering Phase 1 recruit, senior non-commissioned officer and specialist training.
On promotion to wing commander, Ro moved back into the joint arena at the Defence Medical Services at Whittington in Staffordshire, initially as head of continuous improvement and then leading the Training Delivery Authority (TDA); this also gave Ro the opportunity to work with the United Nations on medic training for Peacekeeping operations.
Ro liked Whittington so much that she decided to settle there with her two children and her dog. After taking a local high school teaching position for a couple of years, Ro was excited to be offered the position of principal training consultant at Inzpire and is looking forward to using her experience and skills to the benefit of Defence.
When not operating as a taxi service and spectator/supporter for her children’s sports clubs or towing a horse box for her daughter to attend competitions and rallies, Ro is usually found down at the yard with or without children and occasionally holding a glass of wine and dreaming of the warmer summer months.
We’re with you there Ro – a very warm welcome to the team!
Phil joins us as a principal training consultant having spent 20 years as a training specialist in the MOD.
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