Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Safety Practitioner


Job Description:

If you are a Safety Practitioner looking to influence safety decisions across the project lifecycle of multiple projects, we want you to join our vision to save lives by ensuring our Armed Forces are equipped with capable, safe-to-operate equipment, working across Helicopters, Large Aircraft, Training Aircraft and a variety of other exciting and interesting platforms. These roles offer you exciting opportunities to support all three Services (RAF, Army and Navy) in the Air Environment.

Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S, and it is 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. If you are seeking a challenging role, offering great development opportunities and the chance to make a real difference in supporting our Armed Forces, apply today!

Please note that, this post requires Security Clearance (SC).


As our Safety Practitioner, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Contributing to the development and maintenance of policy and process to satisfy the DE&S corporate standards for Acquisition Safety Management
Working with colleagues at all levels to ensure compliance with relevant UK and EU legislation and regulations, MOD regulations and DE&S Policy
Supporting the development and management of effective Safety Management Systems; identifying and analysing hazards and contributing to the identification and evaluation of risk reduction measures, ensuring that these are adequately documented and managed
Specifying safety-related systems architectures up to the highest safety integrity levels
Managing contractual aspects to ensure safety requirements are captured and manages contractors who perform safety activities
Providing informed safety advice to decision makers through Project Safety Panels

What you will be assessed against

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

* You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 (e.g. HNC) qualification in a relevant Science/Engineering related subject or will demonstrate the equivalent experience
* You will hold or be working towards Practitioner status in System Safety
* You will hold Professionally Registered status or will demonstrate the equivalent knowledge, skills and experience; or are able to achieve this within 12 months of starting in the post
* You will have experience in the use of ASEMS and System Safety Management Tools & Processes
* You will have experience of providing technical advice and delivery of safety products or services from within an Air environment.

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

* Compliance with Policy (Practitioner)
* Complies with System Safety Requirements (Practitioner)
* 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 between 26.6% and 30.3% 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.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV. Your application will go through several stages of assessment which are outlined below:

1. Pre-sift - We will check that you meet any essential or eligibility criteria that are listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

2. Sift - Your CV will be assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system:
* Key Achievements * Relevant Experience * Applied Knowledge and Skills

3. Interview - If you are invited to interview, you will be assessed against the Sift categories listed above, as well as the technical competencies and behaviours listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other