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Combat Support Operative


Camberley, Guildford, GB, GU17 9LP

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                     Combat Support Operative

Location:                     Minley, Hampshire

Compensation:            £23,788.00 + Benefits

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent

Role ID:                       SF58062


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 Combat Support Operative at our Minley site


The role

As a Combat Support Operative you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You'll play a vital part in managing equipment and resources. Your day will be filled with diverse and exciting tasks like issuing and receiving equipment, maintaining supplies, and supporting Combat Engineers during busy times. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a dynamic team, learn new skills, and tackle a variety of hands-on tasks.


Day-to-day, you’ll assist with the day to day running of all resources equipment and stores to include issues, receipts, husbandry, and replenishment.


  • Handle the issuing, receiving, replenishing, and organizing of equipment and supplies, ensuring all paperwork is accurate and up to date.

  • Report shortages, discrepancies, and any issues affecting training or operations to the Resource Supervisor.

  • Support training exercises by serving as sentries, safety boat operators (training provided), and deploying with the Royal Engineer Troop Commanders Course (RETCC) for up to seven days.

  • Perform seasonal site maintenance, assist with authority-led projects, and maintain training areas to meet contractual obligations.

  • Provide Lone Worker support, conduct Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), perform Fire Warden duties, and complete all required training as directed by Line Management.


This role is full time 37 hours per week and is based on site at Minley


Essential experience of the Combat Support Operative

  • Able to read and understand detailed instructions and maps.

  • Able to work well both independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience in a customer service role.

  • Able to swim.


Qualifications for the Combat Support Operative

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/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance

  • Matched contribution 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 the majority of 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

  • Growth opportunities.

  • Potential to develop skills.

  • Opportunities to travel within the UK.

  • A dynamic working environment.

  • Autonomy to perform the role.

  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.

  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

  • The honour and responsibility of equipping our armed forces.

  • A relocation package for those outside of the region.

  • Opportunities to develop your career.


Babcock International

For over a century Babcock  has 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.


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please emai with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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: 05/08/202

Job Segment: CSR, Engineer, Management, Engineering

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