Location:  SSSL, MOD Sealand, Welsh Road, Flintshire, CH5 2LS

Salary range:  C1/C2 Pay Band dependent upon qualification and experience

Flexible working available.

Commencement of employment:  September 2019

Scope: Responsible to the SSSL Managing Director (Accountable Manager) in the following areas of the Business:

  • Quality Assurance of the SSSL Quality Management System to ISO9001
  • Airworthiness ensurance across the SSSL supply chain
  • Management of Health & Safety risks associated with SSSL activities
  • Management of Environmental risks associated with SSSL activities
  • Coordinate and control technical investigations of non-conforming product
  • Accident investigation involving SSSL personnel or occuring on SSSL premises
  • Maintaining physical and data security compliance of SSSL to requirements of UK MOD security standards JSP440/JSP490 and US DOD security standard JAFAN 6.9, and liaision with MOD local site security officer
  • Performing the duties of Chief Information Officer (CIO) on behalf of SSSL


  • In cooperation with SSSL Executive Management Team (EMT), develop and maintain local processes, policies and procedures to enable SSSL to achieve and maintain certification to ISO 9001:2015.
  • Undertake the Health & safety and environmental compliance aspects of maintenance depot activation in line with the F-35 program requirements.
  • Lead and manage QA and Compliance activities to assist in delivering a conforming F-35 AV component MRO&U service at MOD Sealand.
  • To be responsible for schedule and cost adherence of the Quality Assurance and Compliance aspects of F-35 maintenance depot activation.
  • Represent SSSL at 2nd and 3rd Party audits and coordinate SSSL response to audit findings
  • Coordinate Customer and other 2nd & 3rd Party audit team visits to SSSL facility
  • Conduct internal audits of the SSSL Business System (QMS) and 2nd Party audits of the SSSL supply chain, including SSSL sub-contracted Repair Centres
  • Maintain a risk-based audit schedule appropriate to the scope of business
  • Management of non-conformance responses raised by, and on, SSSL and its supply chain
  • Conduct audits of the implemented security system at the SSSL facility
  • Work closely with the SSSL Trade Compliance Manager to maintain Information Assurance

Skills and Experiences


  • Background in Aviation production or repair environment
  • Minimum HNC/HND in a relevant engineering discipline (Electronic, Electrical, or Mechanical)
  • IT literate (particularly in MS Office suite)
  • Ability to plan and manage projects, must be able to communicate with accuracy, concisely and with clarity, must be able to identify and assess risks and opportunities
  • Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2015
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret data from a number of different sources and be able to convert that data into usable information to understand the engineering problem 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of MAA Mil Part 145 requirements and application via Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC)
  • Working knowledge of Risk Assessment and Hazard identification techniques, including Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) assessment


  • Experience of working to US DOD security standard JAFAN 6.9
  • Working knowledge of UK MOD physical and INFOSEC security requirements
  • NEBOSH Level 3 National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (training can be provided if necessary)
  • Familiarity with First Article Inspection requirements
  • Working knowledge of Bills of Material, Production Routings, Technical Data control, Production control, and Production planning
  • AS9110 Internal Auditor qualified
  • Internal auditor OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001
  • Internal auditor ISO 14001
Contact: Jennifer Cargill Jennifer.cargill@sealandssl.co.uk +44 (0) 1244 847142