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Competency Business Partner



Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Competency Business Partner 
Location:              United Kingdom – Hybrid – Working from Home Options Available
Compensation:    £49,300 – £54,500 + Excellent Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                 SF 53259

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 Competency Business Partner, based remotely.

The Role

As a Competency Business Partner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock group recognises the importance of developing a highly skilled and experienced workforce to support our current business needs and those of the future. In order achieve a standardised group approach, Babcock are introducing a completely new Competency framework that will be implemented alongside a global learning and competency management system. 

Day to day, you’ll work as part of a newly developed team created to ensure the business are fully supported during this time of significant change.


  • Acting as an SME on all things competency related you will guide the business through the implementation of our new competency framework and system.
  • Developing role and competency profiles, analysing and exploring training needs through a critical but constructive lens.
  • Ensure our workforce are competent and compliant, by fully understanding both internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Longer term you will support the business through the audit process, and subsequent action resolutions, ensuring we achieve whole business learning and improvement from this centralised approach.
  • Act on a advisory basis with a focus on compliance, competency & training needs analysis, embed policy and process to support the development of optimised training / competency management.

Essential Experience of the Competency Business Partner:



  • Experience of implanting and / or maintaining competency management processes / systems.
  • Background of working in a highly regulated technical / engineering environment.
  • A proven learning and development background.
  • Demonstrable knowledge/experience of developing and designing training interventions.
  • Proven ability to determine the benefits and drawbacks of various developmental / competency management approaches and strategies.

This is a full-time position that allows for you to work fully remotely.

Qualifications for the Competency Business Partner:

IOSH Managing Safely/NEBOSH Certificate are desirable but, not essential.
Learning and Development associated qualification(s) are desirable, but not essential. 

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

Our Benefits



  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Competitive 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

Babcock International 

For over 130 years 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:    04/10/2023




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