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Programme Manager


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Programme Manager 
Location:              Ashton, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements (if applicable)
Compensation:    Competitive
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF56852


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 Programme Manager at our Bristol site.


The role
As a Programme Manager you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Mission Systems enable our customers to deliver their mission, through our products and solutions, using intelligence and analysis and delivering critical communication services. Our aim is to be at the centre of our customers' modern digital backbone by connecting and delivering sensors, decision support, and air effectors across military and business domains


Day to day, you’ll accountable for the provision of programme management for the DSRS Programme, a strategically important programme within the RF Communications Portfolio. The ideal candidate will display behaviours that align with our Purpose and Principles and be able to lead an international multi-disciplined team.


  • Lead an internationally based team across various sites ensuring purpose and principles are at the forefront
  • Empower mangers and work stream owners to manage their area of expertise whilst driving continual innovation into the programme to deliver strategic objectives and improvements
  • Develop and nurture key stakeholder relationships (both internal and external) to achieve results and deliver Babcock’s strategic objectives. 
  • Develop and maintain a strong, collaborative working relationship with the MOD and our key supply chain partners
  • Commercial responsibility within a complex project delivery environment, including profit and loss accounting, forecasting and the identification and management of benefits and risk
  • Responsible for business growth, improvements and capability development across the programme


This role is  full time position 37 hours a week and will be based at Ashton, Bristol with hybrid working from home arrangements. 

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview. 


Essential experience of the Programme Manager

  • A background in leading successful project and programme delivery within a Defence environment. 
  • Experience in delivering a programme, where staff are dispersed around a number of sites within the UK and internationally.
  • A good understanding of the defence domain, preferably with experience in HF Strategic communications.
  • A track record of developing and nurturing key stakeholder relationships (both internal and external) to achieve results, in particular with the Ministry of Defence
  • A demonstrable appetite for business growth, capability development and leading teams


Qualifications for the Programme Manager 
We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International 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. 

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:    04/07/2024




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