Armourer Technician-RAF Brize Norton

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Armourer Class 1 or RAF qualification Q-W-GDSA or equivalent

Serco - Defence

RAF Brize Norton - OX18 3LX

Full-time,  Mon - Fri,  37 Hours per week

£29,825 per annum plus benefits


At RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, Serco has been providing multi-activity and engineering support since 1997.  Serco proudly support the RAF and MoD, supplying around 20 different services onsite, from engine and aircraft maintenance, to fuelling and ground control services.


RAF Brize Norton is the largest operating base within the Royal Air Force, providing air transport and air-to-air refuelling to the RAF fleet, and as an Armourer you'll contribute enormously to the vital work carried out here. You'll also be part of the wider team, with 5,800 service personnel, 1,200 contractors and 300 civil servants on site.



Working within the Serco Armoury team, this role will focus on:

  • Carrying out routine and independent checks, servicing, maintenance and rectification of small arms and associated ancillary equipment.
  • The storage, issue and receipt of weapons for Station personnel. Issue and receipt of weapon bundles to passengers transiting through the RAF Brize Norton. 
  • Preparation of Small Arms weapons & ancillaries for Out-Of-Area (OOA) deployments. 
  • Management of weapons and ancillaries on Joint Asset Management & Engineering Solutions (JAMES).
  • Management of Weapons Allocation Database. 
  • Management and control of weapon consumable items.
  • The management and control of small arms weapons issue & receipt documentation. 
  • Carry out Daily Check of Arms on all Small Arms weapons held.
  • The transportation of small arms weapons to and from Depot.
  • The control of armament and weapons documentation and publications.






What we are looking for:

This is a great opportunity for someone who is fully qualified and has recent experience of working within an Armoury environment. The successful candidate shall hold current Class 1 Armourer status.

Due to the nature of the site and work carried out, Security Clearance will be required (or must be achievable) and the post holder must also comply with MoD legislation.



What we offer



  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Cycle to Work Scheme Annual Leave Purchase Scheme 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
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme 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

About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver 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.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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11/10/2023 02:18:00
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