Vacancies at Sumburgh Airport

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£21,340 - £24,464 Plus allowances


Air Traffic Services Assistant and Aerodrome Flight Information services Officer Sumburgh Airport

FULL TIME – £21,340 – £24,464 Plus allowances

Looking for a new role that’s busy, varied and interesting?  Do you have strong attention to detail and concentration skills even when working under pressure?  Are you an excellent communicator with a clear voice and good listening skills? Then a career as an Air Traffic Services Assistant and Aerodrome Flight Information Services Officer (ATSOA) could be for you!

As well as the skills mentioned above you’ll need to be:

Competent in the use of computers as you’ll be using a variety of programmes including a Flight Management System;

Able to organise and prioritise tasks on your own initiative;

Flexible about your working hours as you’ll be working shifts and on-call duties;

You should also hold a full and current driving license to enable you to respond to out of hours call outs when on duty.

You’ll assist our team of Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) to maintain a safe and orderly flow of aircraft both in the air and on the ground.  Your tasks will be varied and include processing flight data, carrying out meteorological observations, preparing flight strips, keeping documents up to date, checking equipment, dealing with enquiries and passing on messages, as well as general administrative tasks. In addition, you will act as an Aerodrome Flight Information Services Officer (AFISO) on an on-call basis outside normal airport opening hours in support of the emergency services. When on-call you need to be no further than 25 miles from the airport and be able to reach the airport swiftly.

We will provide the specialist training you will need to carry out the role of ATSA, AFISO and Met Observer, collectively referred to as ATSOA. Training will be provided at the Global ATS College, at the Met Service Training Centre and at the airport.

Your initial employment will be at the Sumburgh Air Traffic Service unit however you will be expected to relocate to the new Combined Surveillance Centre in Inverness when it becomes operational.

You’ll be a key player within a small team working hard to ensure the airport provides a top quality service to our many customers – no matter what the weather or time of day! This can be a high pressure environment where safety is absolutely crucial and a positive, helpful and flexible attitude is essential.

In return for your professionalism and commitment we offer an excellent pay and allowance package, generous annual leave entitlement, company pension and employee assistance programme.

You’ll be joining a highly committed, professional and focused team who operate in a challenging and interesting environment. Sound attractive?  Then visit our careers site and apply online today!

We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality of opportunity at all of our airports.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and aim to provide support to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and their employment.

In support of our commitment to the Gaelic language and culture, as demonstrated in our Gaelic Language Plan, we welcome applications from those with Gaelic language skills.

** Please note that the company is currently undertaking a job evaluation project and pay and grading system, all salaries are subject to review through this process.**