Workshop Manager

Posting Date: 14 May 2020

Location: Telford, Shropshire, GB, TF2 8JT

Company: Babcock

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Workshop Manager
Donnington, Telford


About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Workshop Manager to join the senior operational management team on site. Workshop Managers are there to lead, inspire, support and manage their people enabling their teams to deliver the required outputs efficiently and safely. The purpose of this role is to effectively manage the businesses operational resource in order to safely deliver the required output against the plan(s). This role makes resource prioritisation decisions to best achieve the current (plus any subsequent amendments) to the output plan using the resources available.


Main Tasks include:


• Managing employee lifecycle (recruitment through to exit processes) and 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)
• Delivering Company and site specific communications
• To coach/mentor and develop staff
• Managing succession planning and allocated overtime budget and authorise use for Supervisory staff
• Making the decisions on resource allocation and movements between work centre
• Continually looking 4 weeks in advance for available resource/capacity vs demand plan and reacting to misalignments
• Where behind plan making decisions how to; recover / mitigate  / flag risk upwards
• Reporting production progress (and risks) upwards where required 
• To conduct monthly safety tours of their area(s)


What do I need to do the role?


You will be Educated to Level 4 in National Qualification Framework (NQF) as a minimum (Higher apprenticeship, HNC, Level 4 NVQ) or equivalent workplace experience and completed relevant managerial Health and Safety qualification (e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH, British Safety Council) as well as relevant management development courses.


You will also have previous experience in similar complex Workshop environments, particularly within the military.


What else do I need to know?


We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


About Babcock International


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. 
You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.


Application Guidance


All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices.

If you experience difficulties please visit our careers website. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Closing date: 28/05/2020

Job reference: 30873


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