DE&S Warehouse Operations

Ministry of Defence

Closing date: 28 Apr 2019

Reference number



£15,144 - £18,500 pa. (plus benefits)


Administrator / Specialist

Contract type


Business area

Defence Equipment & Support - iLog

Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time


37 hours per week

Number of posts



LDOC, Westmoors, Wimbourne, Dorset, BH21 6QS

About the job

Job description

The Defence Petroleum Depot receives, stores, maintains & issues (RSMI) a wide range of petroleum products used by the UK armed forces anywhere in the world. Our staff work closely with project teams and front-line commands to ensure our troops are supplied with the right items at the right time. We work as an important part of the wider MoD establishment that supports, procures and supplies our armed forces.

As a member of our Warehouse Operations team, you will assist us in the RSMI of material and processing the supporting documentation. This is a highly varied and hands-on role in which you will be employed across the full range of activities conducted by the depot.

A key element is selecting stock for the issue, packing, preparation of paperwork and correct, accurate and timely bringing to account of received stocks, as well as ‘housekeeping’ that ensures work areas are kept safe, tidy and in good order. Another key activity for the depot is the production of packaged fuel in jerricans. The processes involved include the inspection, classification, minor refurbishment and labelling of containers that are then washed, filled and leak tested before being made available for issue.

The Warehouse Operative role includes operating a range of mechanical handling equipment as well as manual handling and loading/unloading of vehicles and shipping containers. It should be noted that this role often requires work outdoors in all weather conditions. These posts include a requirement to carry out Duty ‘On-Call’ responsibility for out of hours warehouse activities on a rotational basis. When employed in packed fuel production, you will be a member of the depot’s Pollution Response Team.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


We’ve created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, alongside opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career – and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle. LDOC Site has Car Parking, Canteen and Gym facilities.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' booklet PDF at bottom of this page.


This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


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

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Further to the Nationality Statement above, certain posts may have security limitations which could affect those who have restrictions placed upon their United Kingdom Security Vetting Clearance.

Simply click on the link to apply and submit your application with your CV which demonstrates:

• Key achievements
• Career history
• Applied skills, knowledge and experience
• Qualifications

Next steps: We’ll review your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us and discuss your CV & career history and to ensure you demonstrate 'The DE&S Way' Behaviours (see link at bottom of advert).
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

John Abbott - Recruiter would welcome the opportunity to discuss the post with you at any point during the application process.

Please email for further information.

Sift/interview dates and location

If you are invited for interview this will be CV based.

Interviews will take place at the location listed on week commencing 13th May 2019.

You will be required to arrive 1 hour in advance of the interview time to undertake a familiarisation tour of the working areas. This will be followed by a basic literacy and numeracy test prior to the interview which will only proceed if you are successful in this test.

Further information

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service on or after 5 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

Please note that the advertised salary is payable for full time advertised hours, if you wish to work less than the advertised hours it will be on a pro rata basis.

For internal candidates (DE&S and SDA only), if you are successful for a role at your current level, then your basic salary will not change. If you are currently at a level lower than the role advertised and found successful then your salary will increase to the higher of 85% of the top of the advertised range or a 10% increase in your current base pay.

We don’t offer visa sponsorships for roles under the UK Government’s Right to Work scheme. Applications from Nationals from outside of the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA - who attend an interview are required to provide original documents proof of their existing entitlement to work in the UK in their own right (i.e. not sponsored by their current employer).  Examples of documents can be found on the Right to Work (linked below).

All employees joining DE&S or SDA who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6 month probation period effective from the employment start date.

If you are successful at interview but not the appointed candidate, you will be placed on the reserve list for 12 months from date of interview. Please note that reserve lists may be split within a campaign by location required, Domain or niche position requirements. If you are offered a position from a reserve list, the terms and conditions that apply at point of offer will be applicable.

The following is only applicable to existing MOD, DE&S and SDA employees:
Some of the MOD’s Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) changed from 3rd February 2014. The TACOS changes will apply to Broader Banded and Skill Zone staff who are new recruits to the MOD or who are appointed to a post on substantive promotion, progression or advancement. Please consult the attached document ‘TACOS 2014 Guidance’ for more information.

In the unlikely event you feel that your application has not been treated in accordance with the Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint you should in the first instance, contact the DE&S Recruitment Office on If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the department you can contact the Civil Service Commission

Please see the MOD Privacy Notice which describes how we will use your personal data, explains your rights and gives you information you are entitled to under Data Protection legislation.

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