Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)

Inventory Specialist

What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) also use Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

AWE is currently recruiting for an Inventory Specialist to provide Inventory Assurance and Control support to all Tech Centres.

Location – Basingstoke/Reading

Package – Up to £38,000

Closing date for this role is 1st June 2023

As part of Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) careers site

The successful candidate will:

  • Maintain a matrix of Inventory Custodians across the business ensuring 100% coverage of all CWC inventories across Technology Centres
  • Monitor and ensure 100% compliance of Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) critical weapon training escalating any non-compliance through Line Managers and Tech Centre Heads
  • Support the Senior Inventory Specialist with improvement activities in the control and management of GFE controllable assets
  • Senior User for recognised corporate / MOD systems for the tracking of incoming / outgoing GFE whether part of the programme or transfer of custody under PAWE / PALD loans
  • Support internal and external audit activities across all AWE Sites ensuring that appropriate access to physical stores and data is supplied.
  • Support the management of all GFE in accordance with MOD standards as described within DEFSTAN 05/99 that forms part of the AWE/MOD contract
  • Support the team of Inventory Specialists during times of absence


Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for this role.

Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role with Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE).

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) ambition is to create workplaces where Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) employees feel able to be themselves at work. Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Any inclusion information you provide Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.

Contract: Full Time
Salary: £38,000 Per year
Region: North West England
Location: Reading RG7 4PR
Closing date: June/1/2023
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