Operational Delivery2023-04-20T13:01:19+01:00

Operational Delivery is the new name for the Integrated Logistics (ILog) function.  The new name has been designed to better reflect the function’s purpose and the full range of activities it undertakes. It underlines how Operational Delivery is critical to delivering maximum availability of platforms and services to the UK Armed Forces.

Our Operational Delivery function is responsible for the management and delivery of in-service support. 

Operational Delivery covers a breadth of disciplines that are important to sustaining military capability in our Armed Forces. The Operational Delivery function is a professional home for industrial, non-industrial and military staff who manage and deliver in-service support.

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There are many Operational Delivery roles in DE&S, including working for the British Forces Post Office at RAF Northolt.

Operational Delivery Roles

Our teams work across the UK and overseas, we have several different sub-functions and specialisms ranging from Storekeeping to Supply Chain Management through to Technical Through Life Support and Service Delivery Management.

Technical Competences

For each of the functions in DE&S there is a technical competence framework. The framework describes specific professional skills or knowledge standards that are required within the function.  Click here to open the technical competence framework for the Operational Delivery function (as a PDF).

Join the Integrated Logistics Support team

One of the wide-ranging specialist teams within Operational Delivery, our Integrated Logistics team plans and delivers through-life support packages for a range of equipment; from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, through to clothing and ammunition. They deliver the tools, parts, and check-ups that keep military equipment safe to use and ready for action, from the first day of launch to the day they’re retired from service.

Click here to find out more about a career in Integrated Logistics Support.

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British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) provides postal and courier support to the UK Armed Forces, and their dependants, across the world.

The British Forces Post Office comprises of around 280 civilian and military staff across 11 different locations in the UK, 230 of which are stationed at the purpose-built Headquarters at RAF Northolt, North West London. The organisation sits within Defence Equipment and Support as part of the Land Domain.

BFPO is split into three main departments; Defence Postal Service, Defence Mail Service and Defence Courier Service.

The service that BFPO delivers is driven by the importance of mail in sustaining the morale of our armed forces. BFPO is keeping service personnel and their loved ones connected through free letter and parcel services to personnel on joint operations, easy access to customer information and mail tracking via their Apps and by continuing to deliver mail to our armed forces, wherever they are in the world.

Further information on BFPO services can be found at www.gov.uk/bfpo.

Where else could you fit in?

Part of the Ministry of Defence, DE&S is made up of eight functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. Our functions offer professional development and flexibility to our people – and assurance to our customers that we have the scale and expertise to deliver on any project.

See where you fit in and join a world-class team today.

More about Defence Equipment & Support

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Who we are

Part of the Ministry of Defence, we’re a mix of 11,500 talented civil servants and military personnel located across the UK and abroad.

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What we do

Delivering a programme of work of over £10bn annually, we ensure the UK Armed Forces have all the equipment and support they need for their operations.

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Join us in specialisms from engineering to project management to commercial – take your first step to a more rewarding career with DE&S.

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