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22 Oct 2020

Full-Time DE&S Land Safety and Environmental Practitioner

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£39,950 – £47,000 per annum (plus benefits).

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Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our Armed Forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s Armed Forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

Exciting opportunities have arisen to become part of the Acquisition Safety and Environmental Protection (ASEP) discipline within DE&S as a Safety and Environmental Practitioner within the Land Domain. The Land Domain is responsible for providing equipment, systems and services to the UK Armed Forces, which are fit for purpose and can be used safely at the extremes of their capability in an ever-hostile environment.

The available roles sit within the Logistics Delivery Operating Centre which is responsible for commissioning and managing a range of logistics services, including the provision of equipment an commodities, to support UK Defence activity across the globe.

These vital roles will require you to be experienced in Safety and Environmental Management within Defence, ideally with an engineering or technical background. The ability to communicate effectively is essential, in order to interact with other DE&S and MoD organisations, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Front Line Commands and Industry, throughout the acquisition cycle.


As our Safety and Environmental Practitioner, you will be responsible for providing advice and guidance, supporting the delivery of Safety and environmental requirements across the business and reporting on performance. You will be required to engage constructively with Portfolios / Delivery Teams, other SME’s, Front Line Commands, external suppliers and Regulators at all stages in the acquisition cycle.

As a Safety and Environmental Practitioner, you will also:

• Continually develop your working knowledge of DE&S Safety policy and process (through Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management Systems ASEMS) and the DSA regulatory framework.
• Be responsible for the maintenance, review and uplift of key safety artefacts including Safety and Environmental Management Systems, Plans and Case Reports.
• Attend and act as our representative at Safety and Environmental Committees, providing oversight of Delivery Team Safety & Environmental management.
• Manage the output from these Safety & Environmental Committees, ensuring action where identified is taken to its conclusion..
• Use your strong communication and stakeholder management skills to regularly engage with our Delivery Teams, Front Line Customers and external suppliers, ensuring Safety & Environmental requirements are properly addressed.
• Maintain Management Information systems in order to report Safety & Environmental performance to senior management and Boards.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Hold a minimum Level 4 qualification (e.g. HNC) in a relevant Engineering or Science subject or be able to demonstrate the equivalent work experience.
• Have demonstrable experience in the Defence Industry and working knowledge of the MOD’s Safety Case approach.
• Experience of implementing, developing and maintaining Safety and Environmental Management Systems in compliance with appropriate UK/EU legislation and regulations.
• Demonstrable experience of Strong communication and stakeholder management skills across multiple levels.
• Demonstrable experience working to ISO Standards 19001, 14001, 18001 or 45001 or the equivalent Defence Standards

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Experience in use of Acquisition Safety and Environmental Management Systems and developing Safety and Environmental Case Reports (SECR).

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Implementation of policy and procedures
• Compliance with System Safety requirements

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Communicating and influencing
• Changing and improving

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S – and it’s one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):

• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).

If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 1st November 2020 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S Land Safety and Environmental Practitioner, Defence, and South West. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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