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RNAS Yeovilton

About the job

Job summary

The Vehicle Mechanic/Inspector (VM) will work within Commando Helicopter Force Workshops based on Lttle Yeovilton site of RNAS Yeovilton, supporting the CSS Squadron.

The individual must hold a minimum of Cat C Licence.

This position is advertised at 37 hours per week

Job description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance, servicing and inspection of a wide variety of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and maintaining the vehicle records once tasks are completed. The individual must be computer literate for updating a computer based Asset Management System.

They must have an understanding of Engineering standards and be required to maintain the highest of engineering practices .

Person specification

The successful candidate will be responsible for completing mandatory inspections of HGV and other vehicles as dictated by the computer based system (JAMES), complete running repairs as directed to ensure maximum availability of vehicle platforms within the organisation.

They will adhere to all Health & Safety regulations in place, will be supplied with personal protective equipment where necessary and comply with Risk/COSHH assessments in place.

Job application form

    Knowledge of conducting a HGV Vehicle Test.

    Should be able to use a computer based system such as (EXCEL, WORD).

    Candidate must hold a minimum of CAT C LICENCE- Licence must be brought t o interview.


    We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:


    Communicating and Influencing

    Making Effective Decisions

    Changing and Improving

    Managing a Quality Service

    We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:


    Making Effective Decisions

    Changing and Improving


    • Learning and development tailored to your role, with courses available where required
    • An environment with flexible working options


    An environment with flexible working options.

    A highly competitive Civil Service pension.

    25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service.

    An additional 9 Public/Bank holidays and Privilege days per year.

    A generous Support Attendance allowance.

    Enhanced Maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

    Up to 6 days Special Paid Leave for various events including volunteering.

    Advocates of Learning & Development.

    Apprenticeship access.

    Free parking on site.

    Gym membership available with assisted insurance.

    Working with a culture that encourages inclusion and diversity

    • This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

    Please note: Interview travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

    • A Civil Service pension

    Please note: Expenses incurred for travel to interviews will not be reimbursed.

    The post does not offer relocation expenses (move of home, excess fares or temporary transfer). Non Standard move applicants will be eligible for the full package, subject to eligibility.

    Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

    Any move to MOD from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.”

    “MOD Recruitment Satisfaction Survey – we may contact you regarding your experience to help us improve our customer satisfaction. The survey is voluntary and anonymous. You may however be given the opportunity to provide additional information to help us improve our service which includes the collection of some personal data as defined by the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). The MOD Privacy Notice sets out how we will use your personal data and your rights.

    The Ministry of Defence is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its staff which includes educating them on the benefits of not smoking, protecting them from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke and supporting those who want to give up smoking. Under the Smoke-Free Working Environment policy, Smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including combustible and chewing tobacco products) will not be permitted anywhere in the Defence working environment by 31st December 2022. The policy is Whole Force and includes all Defence personnel, contractors, visitors and other non-MOD personnel. All applicants seeking, considering, or accepting employment with the Ministry of Defence should be aware of this policy and that it is already in place at a number of Defence Establishments.

    Things you need to know

    Selection process details

    This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours.

    We will assess you against the behaviours during the selection process.

    Leadership ( Mandatory)

    Making Effective decisions

    Communicating and Influencing

    Changing & Improving

    Managing a Quality Service

    As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came in to effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical. The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

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


    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

    People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

    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

    Further information on nationality requirements

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

    The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

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    This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.

    Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

    Contact point for applicants

    Job contact :Name :
    Mr Tim Tatler

    Email :

    Recruitment team :Email :

    Further information

    Please ensure you read the attached candidate information document prior to completing your application. Please refer to the attached Candidate Information guide.

    Ministry of Defence


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