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11 Mar 2021

Full-Time DE&S Supply Chain Manager (Entry Level)

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

Job Description


£19,460 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

Based in Yeovil as a Supply Chain Manager, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals at entry level to develop skills in roles primarily engaged in transactional activities working under supervision.

As a Supply Chain Manager, you will be contributing to the delivery and supporting the supply chain within the Helicopters Operating Centre (OC). It is a varied role that requires robust and on time delivery of inventory including effectively utilising various Logistics Information Systems.

In these roles, you will ensure that a high-quality service is delivered. This will be demonstrated through your ability to collaborate with others, provide resolution to problems and to deliver a range of complex and time-sensitive, outputs that support your customers in the Front-Line Commands and/or DE&S Delivery Teams. A good eye for detail and skills in the management of data will play a vital part of this posts.


You will be responsible for providing support to our customers.

Key activities will include:

• Creating item data records and maintaining them through life
• Monitoring inventory levels to ensure they remain within agreed levels
• Monitoring delivery schedule adherence and hasten where necessary Identifying and suggest areas for improvement
• Assisting with preparing financial data for inventory
• Assisting with disposal of inventory by preparing documentation
• Using various MOD Logistics IS and Microsoft application systems

Please be aware DE&S HQ is based in Bristol and as such, occasional travel to Bristol will likely be necessary for business purposes.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Able to learn quickly with the ability to work individually and as part of a team
• Educated to A Level standard or equivalent (i.e. ONC or BTEC Level 3) or have Supply Chain work experience
• Intermediate IT skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
• Good customer focus and stakeholder engagement experience
• Demonstrable communication skills, both verbal and written

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

• A background of working within Supply Chain Management
• Use of MOD ILOG systems, or equivalent

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

• Customer Service
• Making evidence based decisions
• Changing and improving
• 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.


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 Monday 22nd March 2021 Please click here to apply

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

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