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29 May 2020

Full-Time DE&S Warehouse & WOME Management

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

Job Description


£30,600 – £36,000


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 deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

Defence Munition Longtown is one of seven Munitions storage and processing sites in the UK. This role will act as a key member of the Site Management Team, with responsibility for all Explosive Account Control matters across the site, as well as acting as the focal point for liaison with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Delivery Partner / Service Provider for Infrastructure Management within the Longtown Defence Munitions estate.

As a member of the site management team, and managing your own small but highly skilled function, you will report directly to the Head of Establishment functioning as both infrastructure focal point and Subject Matter Expert on all Explosive Account Control, potentially including occasional cover for the Head of Establishment.

While Material Accounting is a key part of your role, it is important that you have a forward thinking and solution- orientated mindset that is open to a continuous improvement approach and you are comfortable influencing your staff and stakeholders to buy into the positive changes you will make as the site, and your role continues to develop and evolve.


You will be responsible for the safe management and control of Storage Planning and Movements Planning, ensuring compliance with all Legislative and Regulatory requirements as well as the accurate stock management of a range of Munitions. Management of the site infrastructure portfolio, including the Site Development Plan involves interaction with Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the onsite Delivery Partner / Service Provider.

As you will be managing a range of staff and interacting with a variety of military and civilian stakeholders, your strong communication, influencing and leadership skills combined with a calm, collected and collaborative but robust manner are essential to be successful in the post.

You will possess a strong understanding of, and be able to apply risk management. You will be a strong team player, with excellent judgement and deferring to others on topics outside your own area of expertise.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in the following areas:

• Ideally, practical experience managing / accounting / storing / transporting Munitions or other hazardous, high consequence dangerous goods
• Defence or another sector such as oil and gas
• Management of a small – medium size team
• Excellent communication skills and comfortable dealing with staff and colleagues at all levels
• Infrastructure management
• Understanding of ISO Quality Management Systems (such as ISO 9001:2015)

It would be highly advantageous but not essential for the successful candidate to have a knowledge and experience in systems such as:

• AMANDA (Ammunition Management Area Networked Depot Assistance)
• ASTRID (Ammunition System Two Revised Interactive Development)
• MJDI (Management of the Joint Deployed Inventory)
• BOB (Business Objects)
*Prior experience in a similar position with knowledge of Control of Major Accidents and Hazards Regulations, and associated emergency procedures and plans.

Please note the below:

*You will be required to operate on-call during silent hours as the Major Accident Control Regulations Liaison Officer, including on-site attendance within a specified time frame.
*You may be required to operate as Duty Control Officer, including on-site overnight and at weekends as Duty Control Officer.
*This role involves travel to other locations across the UK and, occasionally, overseas.
*Due to the rural location of the MOD Longtown site, you will need to have your own transport, as there are no public transport options close by.
*Parking is available on site.

Please note that you may be considered for similar positions at the level below the advertised role.

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, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with plenty of 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 on or after 5 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About DE&S and your team

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S is a highly specialised, branch of the MoD, operating with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years. From the procurement of aircraft carriers to the provision of food, we ensure our armed forces have the equipment and support they need to achieve their operations. We employ over 12,000 people across more than 150 locations around the world.

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 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.

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
• Career History
• Applied Skills, Knowledge & Experience

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 then we’ll carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview W/C 22/06/20. This is so you can meet us, discuss your CV and your career history. We’ll also check that you demonstrate the motivations and behaviours aligned to our DE&S Behaviours .

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

Please follow the link below for further information and to apply.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Cumbria, Defence, full time, Logistics, and MOD. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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