Aircraft Senior Supervisor

Job Req ID:  287705
Posting Start Date:  3 Mar 2024

Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire, GB, NG23 5NG

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Aircraft Senior Supervisor (Mechanical)

RAF Syerston

Newark on Trent, NG23 5NN (bordering Lincolnshire)

Full Time, Permanent (39 hours per week)

Salary £30,863 per annum plus benefits, increasing to £33,332 subject to role requirements and successful completion of probation period (minimum 3 month period)


Here at Serco we support the development of the RAF’s next generation of aircrew, engineers and air traffic controllers through our unique contract with the Air Cadet organisation. We maintain and manage their fleet of gliders, and as our Senior Supervisor you’ll play a key role in keeping these aircraft operational and in the air. 

Based at RAF’s Central Gliding School you’ll lead and manage teams carrying out maintenance on Glider aircraft at the base and around the country. As part of the role you’ll carry out the duties of Certifying Staff in accordance with Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publication Regulatory Article 4801 and Part 145. No two days are the same and you’ll enjoy a role that is full of variety and challenge. 

You’ll be a key member of our dedicated aviation team. We’re a close-knit team of professionals who actively support each other – and as well as ongoing career progression and development we can offer flexible working arrangements and an early finish on a Friday. 

What you'll need to do the role
The members of our team come from both a military and civilian background. To meet the qualification and experience requirements of the role, we require our Senior Supervisors to meet one of the following: Be appropriately experienced and have completed, as a minimum, MOD Phase 2 technical training, or appropriate experience and suitable equivalent civilian training. You’ll also need to demonstrate that you have held authority or potential to sign for independent Inspection (Military) or duplicate inspections (Civilian). Furthermore, you will need to have working knowledge of military or civilian aircraft maintenance documentation and publications.

Because the aircraft are stationed around the UK you’ll not only need to travel away, which may involve several overnight stays, but you must also hold a full driving licence. You’ll also need to be medically fit to work in an aircraft engineering environment, with manual handling and aircraft rigging and de-rigging (physically demanding) as part of the job.


What we offer:



  • Trade Allowance of £771 per may be provided subject to role requirements and successful completion of training and authorisations granted.
  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Wisdom App, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, free flu vaccines and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you’ll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We’re also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.