Job Title: Communications Operator Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire Compensation: £31,641 + Benefits Role Type: Full time / Permanent Role ID: SF49569
At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Communications Operator at our Harrogate site.
Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers’ needs.
The role As a Communications Operator you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be working in a small but highly effective team where the highest of standards will be expected from both a technical and behavioural perspective. You will need to collaborate with Customers, Service Users and Babcock staff to achieve results.
The role involves operating Long Range communications systems in support of mobile units, you will also operate other associated systems in support of service delivery.
Day to day, you’ll be:Operating all applicable site communications equipment Monitoring and reporting asset status Maintaining continuity of critical communications systems Monitoring ‘Remote Working’, site safety equipment Maintaining communications when faults occur Engineering circuit building for services Assisting in first line maintenance of communications systems Maintaining accurate records for all operational and engineering occurrences Ensuring the Health & Safety of self and others who may be affected by work activities
Essential experience of the Communications Operator:Proven ability in a Communications, Control room or Helpdesk Operator role Experience working in Radio Communications (particularly HF) is desirable A full UK driving licence Be a self-motivated individual who wants to make an impact on a daily basis Real time decision making and problem solving abilities A good level of computer literacy with proficiency in MS Products Ability to understand and follow procedures
Qualifications for the Communications Operator:ONC / NVQ or 'A' Level in a science or technical subject or equivalent relevant experience
You must be a sole UK national who holds, or is eligible to achieve SC security clearance. DV security clearance must be in progress before starting in this role. For more information on both SC and DV security clearance requirements please visit National security vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Our BenefitsGenerous holiday allowance Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance Employee share scheme Employee shopping savings portal Payment of Professional Fees Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
Babcock International For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
Closing date: 22/09/23