Job Description

Job Title: Driver/ Handler

Location: St. Athan, UK - Onsite

Compensation: Up to £25,672

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF: 50169

Big shifts begin here

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Driver/ Handler at St. Athan

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility


The Driver/ Handler is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety, and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.

The role

The difference our new Driver/ Handler will make

As a Driver/ Handler you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be vital for the contract as this role will be providing essential transport and ensuring a smooth operation.

Day to day, you'll ensure the provision of professional driving for all nominated tasks as required to meet or exceed customer and company expectations, undertake any driving duties as required by the contract, to support flying operations and UWAS, daily/ weekly and any other maintenance checks required to ensure vehicle safety and compliance to support the contract, control vehicle related administration within Babcock guidelines, and ensure all personal licences, medicals and competencies are maintained, assist in the ground movement of aircraft and be a key part in our flight-line operations, prepare aircraft for the upcoming days flying, conducting see-in and see-off procedures as well as being authorised to carry out fuel and oil replenishment on the aircraft and once authorised you'll also be undertaking daily maintenance checks on the company owned aircraft (A Check), carrying out pre-use checks and be responsible for minor scheduled maintenance on company owned Ground Support Equipment (GSE).

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.

This role provides Onsite working at St. Athan however, the company may, on occasion, ask you to deploy temporarily to other sites or support detachments at other operating locations.

Essential experience
PSV, LGV, & ADR Qualified (candidates who do not hold all licenses may still be considered)
Clean Driving Licence
Working knowledge of RAF/DVSA/DGSA and Babcock Transport administration
Working knowledge of Transport & Driver legal requirements
Ability to demonstrate practical and theoretical standards requirements
Meet eye colour vision of CP2/CP3 for airfield airside operations
Obtain or have the ability to obtain a baseline security check

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing Date: 30/03/2023


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