Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

LFE Coordinator


Job Description:

Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UK's continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent, and delivering the most technically complex programmes in Defence. We employ over 1500 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

You will be based out of the location listed above in the advert, however, the SDA supports Smarter working, which empowers you to make decisions about when, where and how you work.

Job description

We are seeking an enthusiastic and professional individual to join our exciting and dynamic organisation as a Learning From Experience Coordinator here at the SDA!

Operating within the SDA's Chief Engineer's Safety and Environmental Team, your key focus will be on people, platform, product, nuclear and environmental safety. As the Learning From Experience (LFE) Coordinator, you will support delivery of the SDA, the wider Submarine Enterprise and the Defence Nuclear Organisation's (DNO) LFE agenda, ensuring that learning from events is shared across the organisations as necessary.

In this role, you will co-ordinate, develop and implement mechanisms for the collection and dissemination of LFE across the SDA and Submarine Enterprise, as well as external bodies as appropriate.

Due to the nature of the project involved, this role will require applicants to be sole UK Nationals. This post is nominally located at Bristol, though location can be flexible. Some travel will be required to stakeholder and other sites on occasion.


In this role, you will use your keen interest in safety to demonstrate awareness of how the effective translation of learning from experience positive changes in culture, processes and behaviour can benefit organisations and the people who work in them.

Your key responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, the following:

* Collating and analysing methodologies used to capture LFE in stakeholder organisations and present options to optimise the sharing and usage of information
* Ensuring that identified LFE is disseminated via the relevant channels, establishing effective routes for dissemination of LFE and monitor whether recommended changes have been made
* Providing ongoing support to the planning, organising and running of Safety Culture initiatives, including the Peer Review programme, SDA Safety Days and Safety Symposiums
* Drafting a new pan-SDA LFE Policy, engaging with stakeholders to do so
* Understanding (non-SDA) stakeholder arrangements for collecting LFE and liaise with the relevant contacts within each organisation
* Using your excellent stakeholder management and communication skills at all levels, to challenge and support delivery teams and industry partners on good and best practice with regard to LFE

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* Hold a relevant Level 4 (or higher) qualification in an Engineering or Environmental related subject, or equivalent experience in industry
* Hold Chartered or Incorporated Engineering or Science professional registration, or has demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
* Demonstrable experience of providing technical advice
* A good depth and breadth of technical engineering experience in your own specialism

It would benefit your application if you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

* Experience within a regulated industry such as Maritime, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Nuclear, Petrochemical, or similar

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Stakeholder and Comms Management
* Application of Analytical Techniques
* Communicating and influencing
* Changing and improving

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee's ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S - and it's one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

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  • Industry Sector Other

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