RAF Brize Norton - OX18 3LX
Full-time, 3 days, 3 nights - 6 days off shift pattern
Annual pay rise pending
At RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, Serco has been providing multi-activity and engineering support since 1997. Serco proudly support the RAF and MoD, supplying around 20 different services onsite, from engine and aircraft maintenance, to fuelling and ground control services.
RAF Brize Norton is the largest operating base within the Royal Air Force, providing air transport and air-to-air refuelling to the RAF fleet, and as an Armourer you'll contribute enormously to the vital work carried out here. You'll also be part of the wider team, with 5,800 service personnel, 1,200 contractors and 300 civil servants on site.
Working within the Serco Armoury team, this role will focus on:
What we are looking for:
- The storage, issuing and receipt of weapons to personnel
- Carrying out routine and independent checks, servicing, maintenance and rectification of small arms and associated ancillary equipment
- 3 days followed by 3 nights 6 days standdown shift pattern
- 12-hour shifts - Days 07:00 to 19:00 hrs 19:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs
- 24 shifts leave each year - taking a six-shifts off (one shift cycle) gives you 18 days period away from work.
- There is an On-call requirement the last three days of the stand down the 3 days on Call.
- If called in overtime is paid at 1.5 x Hourly rate
This is a great opportunity for someone who is qualified and experienced of working within an Armoury. Ideally, the successful candidate would hold a relevant qualification (such as Military Class One Armourer or Q-W-GDSA) with experience within an Armourer position.
Due to the nature of the site and work carried out, Security Clearance will be required (or must be achievable) and the post holder must also comply with MoD legislation.
Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.
A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations, from apprenticeships to chartered statuses.
Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
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At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
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