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Safety Assurance Manager


Job Description:

The Weapons Operating Centre (WOC), in which the position is established, is responsible for the delivery and in-service support of munitions and weapon systems used b the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force (including receipt, storage, issue and maintenance at UK MoD depots). Also, covered is the provision of test & evaluation services for a wide range of military equipment (not just weapons) by the Trials, Evaluation, Services & Targets (TEST) Project Team. These services also include the provision of civilian and military registered aviation services for the military, especially the Empire Test Pilot School.

This role will provide assurance of QinetiQ's delivery of the Long-Term Partnering Agreement (LTPA) and Combined Aerial Target Service (CATS), which are service delivery contracts managed by the TEST Project Team. A Safety Assurance Manager is required for this role, due to the significant variety of the capabilities the contracts provide, including legislative and regulation assurance, both from a military and civilian perspective.


To be a successful Safety Assurance Manager, you will demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of the DE&S business (e.g. purpose, strategy, standards, regulatory constraints, structure policy, processes, procedures and tools and their intent). You will also understand the existing and emerging trends and constraints in relation to the engineering function as well as the requirements of the Front-Line Customers. All roles encompass planning, performance reporting, managing the development of business processes and the development of its people.

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Developing and administering the TEST Team Safety Management System, undertaking 1st and 2nd Party assurance activity and monitoring corrective actions on the Team and QinetiQ.
* Implementing the TEST Safety and Environmental Management Plan, delivering TEST Team's safety and environmental responsibilities and assuring QinetiQ's contracted responsibilities.
* Assuring the Head of Establishment's compliance with legislation, regulation and MoD policy across the TEST Team's area of responsibility.
* Monitoring and managing non-compliances owned by the MoD and the contractor and propose solutions.
* Developing and implementing processes for the above activities- Providing SME advice to the contractor on MoD regulations and compliance and liaising directly with regulatory bodies.
* Conducting audits across a variety of differing capabilities (e.g. aerodromes, weapons, ranges and facilities) located around the UK.

You shall demonstrate the necessary experience to undertake the following typical key responsibilities:

* Ensure solutions are clearly defined, integrated, configured, controlled and delivered, including resolution of conflicts and integrations issues.
* Conduct planning, management, review and maturity assessment activities- Ensure risks and opportunities are captured and actively managed.
* Review significant portfolio engineering decisions and deliverables- Understanding of a vast array of legislation, regulation and the purpose of assurance and its various levels.
* Primary Delivery Manager for a Senior Administrative Specialist Safety Officer.

What you will be assessed against

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

* A minimum of Level 4 (e.g. HNC) qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. engineering, aviation, safety or ordnance) or suitable relevant experience from within a regulated industry.
* An in-depth knowledge of safety and environmental regulation.
* Chartered or Incorporated Engineering or Science professional affiliation or has demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
* Work experience of safety and environmental roles at a level to ensure you have the breadth and depth of experience.
* A successful track record of delivering within major project environments, including assurance, planning, performance reporting and the development of business processes.

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.


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

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