Operations Clerk

Job Description

Job Title: Operations Clerk
Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56175

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 Operations Clerk at our RAF Benson site.

RAF Benson is known for its helicopter operations and training, but it's also home to the Grob Tutor T1 training aircraft. It plays a significant role in joint military operations, humanitarian missions, and the training of pilots and aircrew.

The role
As an Operations Clerk, you'll play a unique role in ensuring smooth flight planning, which enhances safety and efficiency in daily operations. Your work is crucial for our pilots, air traffic controllers, and flight operations teams.

You will undergo a 1-week initial training, followed by a fully funded 1-week visit to another RAF site for hands-on training with experienced operations clerks. After completing the training, you'll receive ongoing support to ensure you're fully prepared for the role.

Day-to-day, you'll plan flights for the following day and provide pilots with weather updates to inform them about flying conditions. You'll ensure smooth coordination of flight operations using Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARS). You will also:

  • Make sure the latest publications, maps, charts, and documents are updated and accessible in the Ops room.
  • You'll create briefing materials for the next day's flights, organize and display aircraft assignments, weather information, and Royal Flight data for the daily flight schedule.
  • Assist in post-crash management by providing administrative support to the Duty Authoriser.
  • List statistical data and understand the flying operations system databases.

This role is full time and is based on site at RAF Benson (OX10 6AA). Between Monday to Friday, the working hours are 0830 - 1730.

Essential experience of the Operations Clerk

  • Experienced IT skills (Microsoft office: Word, Excel)
  • Driving Licence
  • Developed communicational skills (Written and verbal)

Qualifications for the Operations Clerk

  • We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

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

  • Opportunity to fly in the aircraft
  • 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: 22/05/2024