THE ROYAL MARINES REJOIN BOUNTY (RJB) The RJB is available to a specific cohort of former RM Trained Other Ranks (OR2-3) who left the Corps 1-5 years ago but did not serve for more than 10 years. The name of the RJB Scheme is Project FLORY. The Offer: The RJB is a single payment of £10,000 for 3 years Return of Service (RoS). All re-joiners will serve up to 18-months as GD Marine, after which they can elect to specialise. Applications to re-join a former specialisation will be considered by RM BM on a case-by-case basis and determined by the needs of the Service at the time. Eligibility Criteria The RJB will be available to those personnel who: Have previously served on a regular permanent pensionable engagement (including Extensions of Service) within the Royal Marines; Have held substantive rank OR2-3 whilst in RM; Left the RM (and have not undertaken any form of permanent pensionable engagement such as FTRS) between 1-5 years at the time of application and did not serve more than 10 years. Have enough time to serve and can complete the required RoS associated with the RJB before the age of 55 Achieve Medically Fully Deployable (MFD) Are deemed competent at the time of application Are in date for Royal Marine Fitness Test on application (see para 11); Have an Performance Grade of B- or higher on their last report in the Service; Make their application for payment between 1 Apr 20 and 31 Mar 22 In accordance with standard re-entry policy, personnel who have been medically discharged by the Naval Medical Board of Survey or on disciplinary grounds (Discharge Shore - Services No Longer Required) are ineligible. Project FLORY Project FLORY is a Recruiting initiative delegated to the Department of the Corps Colonel to deliver and to be executed by the RM Enhanced Digital Outreach Cell (EDOC) in CTC, supported where appropriate, by the CNR Re-join Cell and wider elements of the Corps. The EDOC will initiate contact and routinely engage with identified eligible personnel. Eligible candidates re-joining under Project FLORY will be subject to the normal RN/RM re-entry process. They will attend CTCRM where they will: undertake the RMFT; undergo a medical assessment; have their SC reviewed; attest and complete mandatory MATTs. On completion, ranks will be deemed competent and assigned to the strength by RM CM and it is at this point the application for the RJB can be made and the 3-year RoS commences. Applying for the RJB Payment Eligible personnel are required to apply for the RJB through their Unit HR The 3-year RoS period will commence from the point the re-joiner is assigned into a position on the trained strength. If an individual becomes temporarily medically downgraded (M3 or above) whilst under the RoS, RM BM will apply an extension to the RoS to account for the period the individual is non-deployable. Eligibility and Payment The RJB will be payable from 1 Apr 20 until 31 Mar 22. However, candidates are eligible and can apply from 6 Jan 20 until 31 Mar 22. Repayment of the RJB Anyone who does not complete their required RoS will be required to repay the full (net of tax) amount All RJB payments are non-pensionable and subject to Income Tax and National Insurance at the rates applicable at the time of payment or recovery.