Movement Controller

Posted 13 October by The Army

Movement Controller



The Army is more than just combat; it’s a place to do something that really matters. As a Movement Controller, your work is vital for keeping the Army moving. Getting it to where it needs to be no matter where that is in the world. It is your job to direct and prepare troops, vehicles and equipment for transport by air, road, rail and sea. You need to be able to think of your feet, be organised and a good communicator. The role provides opportunities to travel and gain qualifications that are recognised outside of the Army too.

You will Plan movements internationally and work in military and commercial airports, seaports, railheads and road networks. You could be deployed worldwide - wherever the Army is stationed you will find a Movement Controller present. Additionally, you can Gain your qualification in Movement of dangerous goods by Air (IATA), Sea (IMDG), Rail (RID) and Road (ADR).


Join us and you’ll start by learning the soldiering skills common to every member of the British Army, like outdoor survival and the safe handling of weapons. Then you’ll learn the specialist skills that will make you an expert in your role. Over your training period, you’ll earn your C+E Driving License alongside learning about the Royal Logistic Corps. You will then complete several courses including:

Executive Movement Function

  • Movement Controller Cl3 (30 Days) - basic Movements introduction on the job training.

  • Movement Controller Cl2 (40 Days) - SQEP based (not rank related) with emphasis on managing individual tasks.

  • Movement Controller Cl1 (20 Days) - multi-modal task managers.

Movements Planning Function

  • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Movement Course (30 Days) - designed to deliver planning within a Movements environment, either as an individual tasked from a unit or within a team.

  • Warrant Officer Movement Course (20 Days) - strategic level planning, developing and managing tactical delivery.


The Army can help you gain a range of qualifications. These could include:

  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics & Transport

  • Level 3 Certificate Global Logistics

  • Level 5 Diploma Logistics & Transport

  • BSc (Hons) Logistic Management (University of Lincoln)

  • International Trade & Logistic Operations Apprenticeship

  • Level 2 Aviation Customer Service Operative


We'll be with you every step of the way as you move up the ranks. From the moment you begin your training you'll get all the support and encouragement you need to make a success of your career. Work hard and you'll soon get promoted, which means more responsibility and extra pay.

Become a Movement Controller and you’ll:

-Earn a starting salary of around £15,900 during Basic Training which will rise to £20,000 after completing 26 weeks’ training or after completing your Initial Trade Training, if less than 26 weeks

-Receive subsidised accommodation and facilities, increasing your disposable income

-Receive free medical and dental health cover

-Have the continuous access promotional opportunity and to continually progress your career

-Be sponsored to earn valuable civilian-recognised qualifications

-Take part in Adventurous Training and be able to play your favourite sports.


You should be:

  • Regular Army age: 16.6 - 35.6 years

  • Army Reserve age: 17.9 - 49.11 years

Qualifications you’ll need:

No formal qualifications required.

Fitness requirements:

  • Mid-thigh pull of 46kg

  • Medicine ball throw of 2.9m

  • 2km run in 11min 15 sec (11 min 30 sec for Junior Entry)

Interests you’ll have:

  • Driving

  • Management

  • Travel

  • Decision making & responsibility

  • Outdoor activities

  • Working outside

We run regular virtual events on this role and others within the Army. To find out more and register for upcoming talks - visit our Virtual Army Careers Centre

Our next deadline for application is 30th November 2020, with further opportunities ongoing throughout the year.


Reference: 41175361

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