Shift Driver

Job Description

Job Title: Shift Driver x6

Location: Ruislip, UK - Onsite

Compensation: £29,000.00 pa + Shift allowance £4,908 pa paid in monthly increments + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 48586

Amplify your impact

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 Shift Driver at RAF Northolt, Ruislip.

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 Shift Driver 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 Shift Driver will make

As a Shift Driver, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will play a vital role at RAF Northolt, carrying out driving duties. This airfield is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year so the role could be clearing seasonal snow in large LGV platforms to allow flights to remain active to carrying out VIP driving duties.

Day to day, you'll transport RAF personnel, including coach driving. You will carry out seasonal snow and ice clearance in large LGV platforms, to allow critical flying to remain active.

You will be covering on base duty vehicle driver requirements, carrying out VIP driving duties, and also completing and maintaining Driver Analogue Tachograph Discs and Driver Digital Cards.

The shift pattern is a 12hr rotational shift basis. Totalling 39.5 hrs per week, calculated fortnightly.

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 is based Onsite at RAF Northolt, Ruislip.

Essential experience
Hold full clean driving license with categories B, C, and D.
You must pass a Colour Perception test for aerodrome access and should be colour perception (CP) standard of Red Green CP2 (safe) or CP3 (defective/safe).
Driver Vehicle Standard Authority (DVSA) Category D Licence with no more than three current Penalty Points.
Driver qualification card CPC, LGV and PSV. You need it but can obtain whilst with us.
ADR class 1 and 3 (desirable).
You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role. This will include background checks.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 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
Working from home and flexible work patterns
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: 31/03/2023


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