Commercial Integration Cell Lead


Direct Entry Job Permanent High Wycombe, UK

Uploaded 15 Nov 2021

Job Description

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

Serco is among the leading Space Industry and Services Companies. We have over 50 years’ experience in supporting Space Operations with the RAF and throughout the wider European space sector; our employees have been providing their technical, scientific and management skills to support the full range of cornerstone space missions.

About the Role

Within our Serco Space team, we are currently recruiting for a new lead of the Commercial Integration Cell (CIC) based in the UK Space Operations Centre (UK SpOC) at RAF High Wycombe. Working as the key point of contact for all Commercial Satellite Owner/Operator and Service Provider CIC Members, the successful candidate will be integrated within the UK SpOC team and look to develop a thorough understanding of the UK MOD space-derived services (such as SATCOM, imagery, geo-information, etc.).

The CIC lead is empowered to grow and develop the CIC to its full potential – embedded within the SpOC working alongside the analysts, intelligence officers and leadership team to enable improved and enhanced SSA and SDA to military and civilian stakeholders.


  • Unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and [email protected] (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
  • This role is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with a drive for learning, to develop an expansive network in the space sector and grow an understanding of the full spectrum of operations undertaken by prominent stakeholders.
  • Flexible working can be accommodated, including shifted start time, and set work from home days.
  • Access to two onsite gyms and catering, and a deeply held “whole force” mentality offer inclusion in RAF events and activities.
  • Staff discounts online and instore.

Person Specification

What we are looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile individual with a keen interest in space systems to prosper in a unique role: working as an independent representative of 7 major space companies (Airbus, Avanti, CGI, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Serco and SSTL) within the UK SpOC. The CIC was established in July 2020, and as such is within a phase of growth. The CIC lead requires a technical mind: able to understand and interpret the complex requirements of the member companies and contextualise them within the bounds of RAF working and the mission of UK Space Command and the UK SpOC.

An ideal candidate with have a STEM degree, and experience in innovation or project growth and management. They will be a “people person” able to quickly develop strong relationships with stakeholders of all backgrounds and levels of seniority.

Extensive training will be provided, based at RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire over the course of 3-6 months. Due to the remote location of RAF Fylingdales, public transport is not available so candidates will require a full UK driving licence, however discounted accommodation at a nearby site may be available during this training period.

Some infrequent business travel will be required, both to America and the operational sites of member companies.

The successful applicant will work with highly sensitive and classified information to ensure the protection of vital UK space assets, so will be required to undergo both SC and DV security clearance upon commencement of the role. This position is open to UK nationals only. We are unable to consider candidates who hold dual nationality.

How to Apply

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