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Job #: R-00118365
Location: Bristol, GB
Category: Logistics
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: UK - SC


Leidos Create Returnship

Location: Bristol / Hybrid

Are you a professional at a stage in your career where you are looking to make the transition back into the workplace? Are you ready to come back to a corporate environment?

Leidos is proud to partner with Women Returners to launch their pilot Leidos Create Returner Programme to start with us this November!

What can Leidos offer you:

At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance:

• 6-month paid returnship – (with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role after the placement)

• Coaching from Women Returners to support your return back to the workplace

• Contributory Pension Scheme

• Private Medical Insurance

• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays – pro rata for duration)

• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

• Dynamic Working 

Who is the programme aimed at?

The aim of this programme is to support professionals who are returning to work following a career break, by giving the opportunity to further develop your skills and experience in a collaborative and innovative organisation.

• Have been on a career break for a minimum of 18 months as of November 2023

• Have previously worked in a professional role within the following area:

• Compliance & Quality Assurance

Supply Chain & Logistics

• Information Systems

• Project Management

• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Have the right to work in the UK

Who we are:

Those joining the Leidos Create Programme will be supporting the Logistics Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) Programme for the UK Ministry of Defence.  This is a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain.

Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.

Find out more about our mission and values here

Opportunities on offer:

Compliance & Quality Assurance

Reporting to the Head of Compliance, you will support the team in compliance and assurance activities required on the LCST Programme.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

• Awareness of Quality assurance and Control activities

• Knowledge of ISO standards

• Audit experience

• Experience of working within a Defence or Logistics environment - Desirable

The role will be hybrid, working from home and working out of our Bristol office when required to support meetings, with some UK travel required.

Supply Chain & Logistics

The Storage, Distribution and Freight function of the business is responsible for technical oversight of £6Bn of Defence inventory across a number of locations and its distribution thereafter to UK and global destinations using a range of multi-modal outlets.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

• Interaction with Supply Chain Warehouse Management Systems

• Vendor Management – this might include contract review and supplier due diligence

• Competent user of Microsoft 365 tools

• Stakeholder management

• A natural curiosity to seek out solutions

• Supply Chain Management/Operations either within Defence or a commercial logistics environment - Desirable

Role will be hybrid with a mix of office, home and client site working. UK travel required.

Information Systems

Our agile team designs, develops, and maintains cloud infrastructure using a tailored SAFe Agile SecDevOps Scrum process. We use best practices and patterns to perform design, development using AWS Services and Infrastructure as Code.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

• Experience working with design and implementation of systems and applications in AWS

• Windows system administration experience, managing Windows server and active directory

• AWS Certifications

Project Management

Reporting into our IS Programme manager, you will deliver change initiatives implementing digital transformation for one of the world’s foremost military operations, while generating hundreds of millions in savings for the UK Government and Taxpayers.

Skills or experience needed in this field:

• A proven track record in delivering end-to-end projects, or work packages as part of a larger programme

• Demonstrable experience in project management, including management of change, planning & scheduling, risk management and cost control

• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively

The role will be hybrid, working from home and out of our Bristol office when required for team meetings, with some occasional UK travel to customer sites.

Clearance Requirements:

All applicants will be required to go through Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS) Clearance before joining and then be eligible to obtain Security Check (SC) Clearance at a later date.

The clearance application will include:

• ID verification

• Criminal record checks

• Personal & employment referencing

To be eligible:

• Applicants must have a right to work in the UK

• Been a resident in the UK for the past 5 years

• Have no unspent criminal convictions

We will be on hand to guide you through the onboarding and clearance application process

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.  If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

With your application:

Please submit a CV and a Cover Letter which outlines the Leidos area above and type of role you are interested in, along with a summary of why you are applying for the Leidos Create programme.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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