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Driver - Handler


Oxford, GB, OX10 6AA

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                  Driver - Handler  
Location:                 Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Compensation:       £27,213.84 + Benefits
Role Type:               Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                   SF56670


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 Driver - Handler at our RAF Benson site.


The role
As a Driver - Handler, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Reporting to the Senior Driver you will ensure the provision of professional driving for all nominated tasks as required to meet or exceed customer and company expectations. Working with Babcock and RAF Stakeholders.

Day-to-day, you’ll undertake any driving duties as required by the contract, as well as:

  • fuel bowser driving on shift to support flying operations, Daily/ weekly and any other maintenance and checks required to ensure vehicle safety and compliance to support flying operations, 
  • Control all vehicle related administration within Babcock guidelines, and ensure all personal licences, medicals and competencies are maintained. 
  • You will also assist in the ground movement of aircraft and be a key part in our flight-line operations. 
  • You’ll be preparing aircraft for the upcoming days flying, conducting see-in and see-off procedures as well as being authorised to carry out fuel and oil replenishment on the aircraft.


This role is full time and based onsite at RAF Benson.

Essential experience of the Driver - Handler  

  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team. 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Awareness of general Health and safety
  • Working knowledge of Tacho graphs

Qualifications for the Driver - Handler  

  • PSV, LGV, & ADR Qualified (candidates who do not hold all licenses will still be considered)
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Working knowledge of Transport & Driver legal requirements
  • Meet eye colour vision of CP2/CP3 for airfield airside operations.

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain BPSS Clearance 

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.


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: 24/05/2024



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