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Workshop Supervisor - Automotive

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Up to £35887.00 per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Job Title: Workshop Supervisor
Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire
Compensation: £35,887 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57677

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 Workshop Supervisor at our Catterick site.

The role
The purpose of this role is to provide the first line management capability for vehicle inspection, service and repair activity on a vast range of military equipment within Catterick main workshop. This role is to manage a team of mechanical engineers and electrical engineers, ensuring the team have the correct suitably qualified and experienced person (SQEP), tools and processes they need to safely deliver outputs against the plan(s). They ensure systems are updated providing accurate information for decision making and giving visibility for the wider business to support.

Day to day, you'll:

  • Ensure the delivery teams have the necessary people, tools, and processes they need to safely deliver outputs against the plan(s).
  • Provide effective leadership to your team, ensuring health and safety, quality, output, and adherence to Babcock principles
  • Drive continuous improvement within your section, optimsing processes and resources for enhanced efficiency
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date systems to provide valuable information for decision-making and improved visibility for the wider business.
  • Lead recruitment activities, manage team member performance, conduct grievance procedures, and oversee capability development in line with company policies.

This role is full time, 37 hours per week with a half day on Friday, and will be based on-site at MOD Catterick, near Richmond.

Essential experience of the Workshop Supervisor:

  • Completed (or working towards) British Safety Council Level 2 qualification
  • Proven understanding of lean management principles
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, including the ability to motivate, coach, and provide constructive feedback
  • Excellent multi-tasking abilities
  • Ability to have difficult conversations and make informed decisions based on available information

Qualifications for the Workshop Supervisor:

  • Minimum of Level 2 in the National Qualification Framework (NQF) or equivalent workplace experience (e.g., Intermediate apprenticeship, Level 2 NVQ, GCSEs A*-C, O Levels A-C, CSE Grade 1)

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.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance including bank holidays
  • 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.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Overtime available but not mandated

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: 04/06/2024


Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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