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Vehicle Mechanic - Working Supervisor


Leicester, GB, LE13 0HX

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                 Vehicle Mechanic - Working Supervisor
Location:                 Cottesmore, Oakham, Rutland
Compensation:       £35,887 + Benefits
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                  SF56612


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 Vehicle Mechanic - Working Supervisor at our Kendrew Barracks site.


The role
As a Vehicle Mechanic - Working Supervisor, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is great opportunity to be an integral part in a small close-knit team who ensure the delivery teams have everything they need to deliver efficiently and safely.


Day to day, you’ll lead a small team and perform service delivery activities as part of the overall team’s outputs. They provide the supervisory and first line management responsibilities to smaller and often remote teams located in locations such as In Barrack Equipment Support (IBES) sites and onsite customer service. You’ll also ensure systems are updated to reflect current production status providing visibility.


  • Managing employee lifecycle (recruitment through to exit processes)
  • Managing employee relations (disciplinary, grievance, welfare)
  • Performance management (including objective setting, appraisals, managing poor performance, reward/recognition)
  • Managing resource levels (absence management, annual leave, use of overtime)
  • System administration – ERP, safety near misses, asset management, quality, Quality Management System (QMS)


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and is based on site at Kendrew Barracks, located 1.1 miles north east of Cottesmore, Rutland.

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Essential experience of the Vehicle Mechanic - Working Supervisor:

  • Experience with heavy vehicles eg. HGV’s 
  • Military Vehicle experience desirable but not essential
  • Ability to manage people, individuals, and teams.
  • Competent PC user (MS Office, MS Outlook, SharePoint, ERP system)
  • Ability to challenge and have awkward conversations.
  • Ability to make rational decisions based on information available.


Qualifications for the Vehicle Mechanic - Working Supervisor:

  • Completed relevant technical or vocational qualification equivalent to NQF Level 3 (Advanced apprenticeship, level 3 NVQ)
  • Educated to Level 2 in National Qualification Framework (NQF) as a minimum (Intermediate apprenticeship, Level 2 NVQ, GCSE – Grade A* - C, O Level A – C, CSE Grade1) or equivalent workplace experience


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) 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 
  • 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 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 email 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: 09/07/2024



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