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19 Jan 2021

Full-Time DE&S Warehouse Manager – Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (WOME)

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Beith, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description


£30,600 – £36,000 per annum (plus benefits).

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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

Defence Munitions Beith provides a range of Complex Weapon processing, storage and engineering support functions. As Warehouse Manager (WHM) you will be responsible to the Head of Establishment (HoE) for the safe, efficient and cost-effective performance of all tasks undertaken within the Warehouse Manager’s area of control and responsibility at DM Beith.


In this role you will be –

• Accountable to HoE for the safety and quality of all tasks undertaken by your staff by ensuring that they are performed in accordance with specified and approved procedures to meet business needs. You will provide management and direction to your team ensuring all staff are suitably trained to carry out their required duties.
• Managing and controlling all warehousing and handling tasks associated with explosive and non-explosive storage and ensuring that all regulations and safety standards are maintained and adhered to (JSP482, JSP375 etc).
• Managing the establishments stocktaking programme and stock location activities, including the relevant documentation, general correspondence as well as stock receipts and preparation of relevant paperwork to maintain an efficient and organised workplace ensuring that they are performed in accordance with regulations (JSP886) and within the appropriate timescales.
• Managing and controlling the safe movement of all explosive and non-explosive consignments in accordance with ADR regulations and JSP 800, ensuring that your teams are suitably trained, competent and suitably equipped to compliantly move and store explosives i.a.w. relevant licenced controls, approvals and constraints.
• Ensuring that the Warehousing department meets all statutory and mandatory MOD requirements in respect of Explosive Safety, Occupational Safety, Health, Environment (SHE); Quality, Fire and facilities management business resilience and finance, including preparation and review of ESC and SHIM submissions.
• Ensuring that the risks generated by activity within the Warehouse division are documented, As Low As Reasonably Practical (ALARP) and that a strong, positive Safety and Explosive Safety culture is nurtured and encouraged across the division/site.
• Familiar with the sites emergency response policy and procedures and will ensure your team takes necessary action and play an active role in business continuity.
• Regularly inspecting areas of control to ensure facilities and staff are compliant with current legislation and regulations, ensuring faults are timely reported and subsequent timely remedial action is taken.
• Managing commercial contracts and controlling both Briggs and White Fleet contracts on site, ensuring all Beith site stakeholders’ requirements are met and best value for the business is achieved.
• Maintaining proactive external liaison with management authorities, DM head Office and appropriate customers and conduct effective internal liaison with relevant departments.
• A member of the local management board, you will provide warehouse performance plans and data, outline issues, continuous improvement initiatives and prompt solutions, as well as contributing towards wider site management policy, procedures, risks and issues.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• Knowledge and experience of safely managing the on-site storage, handling and movement of explosive, chemicals, fuels and hazardous substances.
• Knowledge and experience of the managing multiple warehouse facilities, staff and resources commensurate with multiple serialised line item quality controls, standards and policy.

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

• Knowledge and experience of complex IT warehouse management and logistic support systems.
• Knowledge and experience of driving and delivering continuous operational and cultural improvement across a large complex business.
• Knowledge and experience of successfully managing and influencing multiple stakeholders and customers within an allocated budget.

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

• Managing support, supplier and customer networks
• Making Evidence based decisions

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

• Leadership
• 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

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

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 7th February 2021 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S, Defence, Munitions and Explosives (WOME), Ordnance, Warehouse Manager, and Weapons. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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