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23 Oct 2020

Temporary DE&S Supply Chain Manager – Fixed Term 23 Months

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

Job Description


£16,777 – £19,000 per annum (plus benefits).

Contract type

Fixed Term

Length of employment

23 Months

Number of posts



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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual at entry level to develop skills in a role primarily engaged in inputting data activities, working under supervision in supply chain management. You will be responsible for helping to achieve business objectives and continue improving performance.

This post will allow you the opportunity to collaborate with customers and supply chain activities to ensure accuracy of Inventory systems, allowing supply demands to be met and value for money to be obtained. To support key activities and senior colleagues, contributing to operational Supply Chain Management (SCM) across Inventory Management, Supplier Management, Demand Management and Performance Management activities. Liaising with stakeholders, you will be accountable for material accounting transactional aspects of supply chain management.


You will be responsible for..

• Responsible for recording all disposal tasking’s received.
• Accurately update data records and raise Issue Vouchers.
• Management of office stationary requirements.
• Provide a professional, courteous and efficient service to all customers including dealing with any telephone enquiries.
• Provide administrative support as directed by the management team within the office on a daily basis including maintaining updating all relevant fire, key/gate and camera pass registers.
• Registering visitors on site and booking/preparing meeting rooms.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Knowledge of Microsoft applications , in particular Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
• Good communication skills.
• IT skills, IT literate, with good understanding of Microsoft office tools as well as being articulate and precise in communicating information.
• Experience of communication with both internal and external stakeholders.

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

• A Level, or equivalent qualification, such as ONC or BTEC (level 3) or similar in experience.
• Experience within a supply chain environment.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Access.

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

• Customer service Practicioner
• Making evidence-based decisions Practicioner

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

• Managing a quality service
• Delivering at pace

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 and internal continuous improvement consultancy services.

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 8th November 2020 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: Defence, Shropshire, Supply Chain Manager, and West Midlands. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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