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Business Improvement Specialist

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Filton

Job Title:                    Business Improvement Specialist

Location:                     Bristol, UK – Hybrid Working Model

Compensation:            £33,000-£40,000 + benefits

Role Type:                   Full Time and Permanent
Role ID:                        SF 41369


Creating Change Together


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 Business Improvement Specialist at our Bristol site/WFH.


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


Babcock Corporate Services (BCS)


The Business Improvement Specialist role is based within our Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) business unit.


Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) is a global function, with our largest site being Lakeside in Portsmouth, but we operate from multiple sites around the world.  BCS supplies and operates all IT, security, procurement, and finance Shared Services.  We are embedded alongside the operations that we serve, enabling us to maintain close working relationships that support delivery to our customers. We drive standardisation, simplification and automation across Babcock, to help generate sustainable value for the group and our external customers


The role

The difference our new
Business Improvement Specialist will make

As a Business Improvement Specialist, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As part of the Digital Solutions team within Babcock Naval Marine you’ll form part of a diverse and inclusive team of talented people that provide specialist knowledge management and technical expertise on a range of interesting products, technologies and collaborative solutions that support both our internal and external Royal Navy customers.


Day to day, you’ll support the business improvement lead in defining and planning business improvement initiatives and delivering improvement projects. You’ll help enable changes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Digital solutions business. You’ll provide technical expertise in business improvement and Change Management principles and tools to enable identification and delivery of improvement opportunities as well as analysing operational performance and identification of performance improvement initiatives


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 a hybrid working model.

Essential experience

  • A demonstrable track record in delivering improvement projects
  • Good analytical skills coupled with a strong technical background gained during post-academic commercial experience
  • Practical experience of taking projects through the full system development lifecycle
  • Experience of root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Experience of creating detailed written reports and giving effective presentations
  • A solid understanding of the software delivery lifecycle


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 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Pension members – death in service 4 times base salary
  • Paternity – 2 full weeks pay
  • Maternity & Adoption leave - 20 weeks full pay – 13 weeks SMP
  • CSP - Up to 5 years service - 26 weeks full pay, 5 to 10 years service – 39 weeks full pay, 10 years plus – 52 weeks full pay
  • 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.






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