Avionics Supervisor -Wildcat

Yeovil | Other

Aviation Supervisor (Wildcat) 
Yeovil, BA22 8HT 
Full time Permanent  
Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 38 hours per week
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 Aviation 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: 


  • Pension - 6% 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Bike4Work scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion 
  • Serco Benefits package 


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.

A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations, from apprenticeships to chartered statuses.

Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


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. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?


To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence 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. 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. 


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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