Avionics Supervisor -Wildcat: RNAS Yeovilton

Job Req ID:  285233
Posting Start Date:  3 Jul 2024

Yeovil, Somerset, GB, BA22 8HT

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Avionics Supervisor (Wildcat) 
Yeovil, BA22 8HT 
Full time Permanent  
Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 38 hours per week or 40 hours per week contracts available 
Competitive salary plus benefits  

Serco are proud to support the Fleet Air Arm, including the Wildcat Maritime Force, based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, delivering services ranging from the repair and maintenance of military aircraft- to fuel delivery and off aircraft support services.   
Yeovilton is one of the Royal Navy`s two principal air stations, is one of the busiest military airfields in the UK and home to more than 100 aircraft. 
Serco have an exciting opportunity for an Avionics Engineering Supervisor (Wildcat) to be based at our site located in Yeovil. This exciting role is responsible for the aircraft maintenance and ground support on Wildcat aircraft and will require an understanding of the AESAS regulatory governance applicable in an operational airworthiness environment.  
The ideal candidate will be required to hold appropriate professional qualifications and/or relevant experience to support Aircraft Engineering services at RNAS Yeovilton in the AESAS Contract and supporting operational deliverables and interfaces in a highly regulated environment. In the execution of your duties you will support their Military/Serco Line Manager with regards to managing team members and development of any Air Engineering Technicians and also Serco Fitters/Fitters Mates and Apprentices. 
Main Accountabilities: 


  • Where required by Customer Regulations and Procedures ensuring employees are authorised to carry out contracted tasks. 
  • Ensuring all contracted tasks are carried out in accordance with current Customer Policy and Regulations and other applicable statutory Regulations. 
  • Contracted tasks are completed in a timely manner. 
  • Serco Line Manager is made aware of all business risks. 
  • All verbal and written customer complaints and Quality issues are brought to the attention of their Serco Line Manager. 
  • All employees under their control comply with: 
  • The Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) Act 1974. 
  • The Serco Management System. 
  • Where applicable Customer Policy and Regulations applicable to their grade and position. 
  • Company and Customer Environmental procedures. 
  • Company Equal Opportunities Policy. 
  • Other tasks within their capability are carried out as directed by their Military/Serco Line Manager.  
  • Administration tasks are carried out as required by their Military/Serco Line Manager.  
  • Further training courses necessary to their job are attended as required.  
  • Ensuring best practice and assurance of regulatory compliance by the utilisation of DASOR, Assure and any other reporting medium to capture and communicate findings and actions from engineering, safety and near miss events. 
  • Monitoring hazards and ensuring risks, and issues are identified and quantified 
  • They participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and associated programmes when required. 
  • When deemed as qualified by their Military/Serco Line Manager to do so and when requested, Fitters/Fitters Mates and Apprentices are trained/mentored as a supporting task of the job requirement. 
  • To remain flexible and carry out any other tasks within their capabilities and experience in support of the Contract as directed by the Contract Manager or their representative. 
  • To promote Serco’s professional Company image in all liaisons with internal and external agencies. 

What you’ll need to do the role: 


  • Attained a Service Certificate of Competency (CoC) or successfully completed a local Serco Supervisory Management and Aircraft Documentation Course and CoC Board. 
  • Previous supervisory experience and a thorough and good working knowledge of the following: 
  • Wildcat Aircraft Engineering and Aircraft Systems (by Trade). 
  • Wildcat Aircraft Servicing and Support Equipment. 
  • Project Planning and Lean Operating Procedures. 
  • Naval Air Publications and Compound Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (CIETP). 
  • Health and Safety, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, Tool Control and Quality Practices. 
  • Engineering and Asset Management Systems.  
  • Completed a Maintenance Human Factors Course. 
  • Have a thorough understanding of rotary wing military (aviation) procedures. 
  • An understanding and proven experience of Airworthiness Engineering Safety and Compliance iaw Regulatory and Legislative requirements (MAA). 
  • Excellent leadership and people management experience. 
  • An excellent capability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining operational outputs.


What we offer: 


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 28 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, Simply Health Plans, 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.


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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.