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19 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Logistics Officer

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

Job Description


£21,250 – £25,000 per annum (plus benefits).


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

DE&S, Salvage and Marine Operations, is the lead across the MoD for the provision of marine salvage and emergency response. Our team of specialists including Master Mariners, Marine Engineers, Naval Architects, Environmental Scientists, ROV Pilots and Divers provide a centre of expertise for subsea activities and marine operations .Our operations are varied and include: salvage assistance to damaged surface vessels, location of aircraft on the sea-bottom, survey of WWII wrecks, towage of warships and submarines, emergency response preparedness exercises and underwater engineering support to rectify defects on Navy platforms at home and overseas. We are a flexible, highly trained and multi-skilled team who are ready to respond at short notice worldwide.

The role is currently located at MoD Abbey wood but there is a chance it may relocate elsewhere within Bristol area within the next few months. Please note you will be required to travel regularly to other MoD Locations within the UK.


This team are looking for an experienced Logistic Support Officer. As LSO you will be responsible for the store’s accounts and inventory, facilities management of a maintenance workshop and warehouse, along with conducting Low Value Purchases. You will be a key enabler for the deployment of personnel and equipment in direct support of operations. You will be responsible for timely Outward and Return Logistics of equipment including dangerous goods by land, sea and air using MOD and Commercial contracts as well as assisting colleagues plan and manage platform/equipment spares availability and reliability.

The role requires the post to deal with a wide range of departments both within the MoD and Industry. You may be required to perform these duties at reach on short notice in direct support of operations as a member of the deployed team. This would require the individual to have a high level of physical fitness, as the role shall involve physical tasks during operations and manual handling within the warehouse. You shall be a full member of the team and trained in all aspects of operational requirements and duties.

As the building controller you will be responsible for ensuring essential maintenance to the facilities appearance and functionality is undertaken along with any emergency repairs necessary to keep the premises compliant with legal requirements.

The Role requires the occasional use of vehicles to moves stores & equipment between various UK sites. The successful candidate therefore will be required to have a minimum cat B driving licence.

You will be required to undertake and maintain a 2 yearly seafarers medical, ENG1, to be achieved within 12 months of appointment. You will be required to enlist as a Royal Navy Sponsored Reserve.

Please note due to the security requirements, this post is open to SOLE UK Nationals only. The post will require you to obtain Developed Vetting (DV) clearance within 6 months of appointment.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Experience of working in a delivery environment in a support role
• Experience of managing and meeting deadlines
• Experience in Communications with Internal and external Stakeholders
• Ability to identify risks and issues
• Educated to GCSE or equivalent experience
• Full UK driving licence

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

• Familiarity of MOD Stores Systems, particularly MJDI
• Experience in Transport Management
• Dangerous Goods Consignor qualified for ROAD, SEA and AIR

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

• Making Evidence Based Decisions
• Distributing and Warehousing

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

• Working Together
• Communicating and Influencing

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

The Integrated Logistics (iLog) Function is the integrating Function for Support within DE&S, responsible for the development, management and delivery of in-service support for our front-line command customers. The iLog Function consists of around 2,900 personnel, both civil servants and military, and with a wide range of disciplines ranging from operations management and supply chain management, technical through-life support and logistics delivery, to modelling and analysis.

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 nationals only.

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 28th February 2021

Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S, Defence, and Logistics Officer. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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