Qualified Supply Chain Operative (MJDI Qualified)
Royal Navy
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5d ago

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  • Qualified Supply Chain Operative (MJDI Qualified)

    Service : Royal Fleet Auxiliary Branch : Logistics Level : Rating Civilians Logistics Organisational


    days of paid leave for every month served on board ship

    £, your minimum starting salary


    Membership of a Civil Service Pension scheme


    Training and development


    Potential to travel around the world

    What you’ll do

    As an MJDI Qualified Supply Chain Operative in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA), you’ll play a vital role in keeping your ship at sea, making sure it has the stocks, stores and equipment to complete every operation.

    When you’re deployed as part of a task group, you’ll use your expertise to ensure every vessel can be sustained thousands of miles from the UK.

    Every day will bring a new challenge as you oversee the distribution of multimillion pound inventories, in diverse environments all over the world.

    That could mean anything from replenishing Royal Navy and NATO nation ships at sea, to liaising with local suppliers in foreign countries.

    Your experience using the Management of the Joint Deployed Inventory (MJDI) software means you’ll get your seagoing RFA career started after an initial induction and refresher.


    Qualified Supply Chain Operative

    There aren’t many jobs where I’d get this much responsibility so quickly. Pretty much every day I’m liaising with local suppliers all over the world, making sure we’ve got everything on board.

    If you have questions, talk to us

    The role

  • Take responsibility for storing and distributing large quantities of equipment and supplies, including munitions.
  • Coordinate an inventory worth millions of pounds, planning months in advance to ensure the needs of every branch are met for the duration of a deployment.
  • Show the personal qualities needed to be custodian of valuable stores, from responsibility and trustworthiness to organisational and planning skills.
  • Work effectively as part of a team, often in challenging conditions.
  • Skills for life

    Qualifications you'll gain

  • You’ll have the opportunity to study for vocational qualifications from day one, including NVQs and Maritime & Coastguard Agency certificates.
  • Skills you'll develop

  • The ability to carry out a range of supply chain management operations, both on individual RFA deployments and in support of larger task groups.
  • Training will be a constant feature of your RFA career, with world-class development packages to help you progress.
  • Pay and benefits

  • Salary of £, to £, experience dependant
  • Earned Voyage Leave (EVL) of days for every month spent on board ship
  • Membership of a Civil Service Pension scheme
  • Subsidised travel and accommodation when on training courses
  • World-class training
  • Potential to travel the world
  • Career progression

    You’ll join us as a Leading Hand, immediately putting your skills into practice. Further experience and training will see you promoted to Petty Officer, then Chief Petty Officer.

    Each promotion is assessed on merit, which means you can rise through the ranks quickly if you work hard and show potential.

    Demonstrate the right competencies, skills, commitment and academic ability and you could be offered the opportunity to apply for officer training via the RFA Officer Training Scheme.


  • You’ll need to be aged or above, there is no upper age limit
  • MJDI experience is essential as an MA or UAA. This can be demonstrated through your previous employment within any element of the Defence Enterprise.
  • ICT qualifications or experience using the Microsoft Office package
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C / 4 or equivalent
  • A current unrestricted 2-year ENG 1 for Worldwide Sea Service
  • To apply, you’ll need to be a British, Irish or Commonwealth citizen, but nationality restrictions can apply to some career paths.
  • Dual Nationality will be considered, providing the first nationality is British. Residency restrictions may apply

  • You'll need to have confidence with jumping into water and the ability to wade whilst wearing a life jacket
  • Skills and interests

  • Well organised
  • Good numeracy
  • High standards of conduct and presentation
  • Good working knowledge of IT systems
  • Trustworthy
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