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8 Mar 2021

Full-Time DE&S Supply Chain Management

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

Job Description


£19,044 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 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 to deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

You will be based out of the location listed above in the advert, however, DE&S supports Smarter working, which empowers you to make decisions about when, where and how you work.

Job description

Defence Munitions Receive Store, Maintain & Issue a wide range of munitions that are used by the UK armed forces to train, protect and serve anywhere in the world. Our Defence Munitions staff work closely with DE&S project teams and front-line commands in order to ensure our troops have the right items at the right time. We work as an important part of the wider MoD establishment that supports, procures and supplies our troops, providing them with a range of munitions from bullets, shells, and flares up to and including and complex weapons such as high-calibre ammunition and guided or targeted weapons.

As a Level 1 in Supply Chain Management you will be working as part of the Central Demand Cell team helping to ensure the delivery of a wide range of munitions to the UK Armed Forces for use on training and operations anywhere in the world. You will utilise your skills in both integrated logistics and stakeholder engagement to work closely with the wider Defence Munitions, DE&S Project Teams and Front-Line Commands to ensure the correct and timely processing of customer demands thereby contributing to the efficient and effective functioning of the munitions supply chain.

As part of the Central Demand Cell team you will also be primarily responsible for the accurate processing of receipt, issue and internal redistribution tasks to Defence Munitions sites through the ASTRID / AMANDA IT systems. This post will also require a degree of data analysis and provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with senior colleagues and Armed Services customers.


To be successful in this role, you will ensure that a high-quality service is delivered, and this will be demonstrated through your ability to collaborate with others to deliver a positive outcome. Having a good eye for detail and dealing with the management of data will play a vital part of this post.

Key activities may include:

* Manage and monitor inventory levels to inform the forecasting of demands.
* Communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.
* Process, manage and authorise orders in a timely and accurate manner.
* Update and maintain item and data records accurately to ensure process compliance and operational efficiency.
* Comply with appropriate policy and safety requirements at all times.
* Escalate any complex issues to senior colleagues and suggest areas for improvement where necessary.
* Monitor deliveries and dues in and hasten where necessary to ensure inventory is kept at required levels.
* Contributing to development include proposing and implementing improvements to current working methods.

The role will require you to be proactive and able to work independently, therefore, having good communication skills both verbally and in writing are key. You will need to have a flexible attitude and be conscientious in your work with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

• Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (or equivalent/further academic evidence) OR relevant experience in a similar environment would also be acceptable.
• IT skills, with good understanding of Microsoft office tools as well as being articulate and precise in communicating information.
• The role will also require you to have good analytical skills therefore a good understanding of Microsoft excel is required.

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

• Previous experience within a supply chain-based environment or similar and management of spreadsheets would be an advantage.
• A good understanding of the AMANDA and ASTRID system.
• Good organisational skills, the ability to work unsupervised on own initiative to tight deadlines.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

• Customer service
• Making evidence-based decisions
• Delivering at pace
• 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

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.


To view the ‘Little Book of Big Benefits’, please 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.

See our vetting charter.

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. Your application will go through several stages of assessment which are outlined below:

1. Pre-sift – We will check that you meet any essential or eligibility criteria that are listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

2. Sift – Applicants’ CVs are assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system:
• Key Achievements • Relevant Experience • Applied Knowledge and Skills
For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

3. Interview – Applicants will be assessed against the Sift categories listed above, as well as the technical competencies and behaviours listed in the responsibilities section of this advert. More details about 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

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • 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

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 21st March 2021 Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S, Defence, and Supply Chain Management. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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