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16 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S / SDA Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Practitioner

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

Job Description


£25,500 – £30,000 per annum (plus benefits). Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information leaflet for salary details.

Job description

Working as part of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) / Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) Delivery Teams utilising skills in both Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and stakeholder engagement. You will be responsible for supporting the key activities contributing to the through life support of platforms and equipment used by the armed forces.

This could range from the planning, delivery and operation of in-service support to equipment modifications, and the resolution of design and maintenance issues. You will be working collaboratively, with designers in industry and the armed forces as end-users, to provide the cost effective and technically cutting-edge support solutions needed by the wide range of equipment used in Defence.

This might cover in-the-field support, robust enough for the Army’s Apache helicopters, or the state-of-the-art maintenance required by the Royal Navy’s latest ships as well as providing sophisticated support techniques required for specific projects.


As part of a team contributing to the upkeep of optimised support, you will be responsible for assisting with the development, management and improvement in through life support solutions. You will communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. You will possess knowledge of ILS or Engineering Support, whilst demonstrating your problem solving capabilities combined with your passion for technology with a customer focus.

Technical responsibilities may include:
• Contributing to defining and developing the ILS Plan (ILSP).
• Assisting with determining the optimum support solution conducting options and trade-off analyses.
• Assisting with the management of availability, reliability and sustainability targets for levels of repair and engineering service levels for through-life management.
• Help with defining and managing through life support contracts.
• Support the planning for platform/equipment end of service life.
• Identify and mitigate the management of through life support risks.

Due to security requirements, some of the posts are reserved for Sole UK Nationals Only and some will require more in depth security checks (Developed Vetting).

What you will be assessed against

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

• Experience of working in at least one of the following fields; ILS, engineering, supportability, technical operations management.
• Experience of working within teams, developing equipment support solutions, delivering product support and/or optimisation of product performance.
• An understanding of the ILS elements that contribute to a through life support solution.
• An understanding of platform/equipment availability and the balance of Reliability and Maintainability (R&M).

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

• Membership, or working towards membership of a relevant professional body.

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

• Managing support, customer and supplier networks
• Making evidence-based decisions

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

• Communicating and influencing
• Managing a quality service

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 or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

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’ attached or click 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 ourDE&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

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

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

Please click here to apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S, Logistics, MOD, and Support. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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