Air Traffic Control Assistant

Closing Date: 06/07/2023
Salary: £24,425 a year

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Are you looking for a job 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 Control Assistant could be for you!

The position reports directly to the ATC Unit Manager, with coaching, guidance and support from the Duty Air Traffic Control Officer. Working a shift roster around the flexible airport operational hours, you will be assisting both radar and tower controllers in the safe execution of their duties. While acting as a point of contact for the Air Traffic Control tower, the role encompasses processing of aeronautical information including, NOTAMS, SNOWTAMS, Flight Planning and Aviation Weather data.

The successful candidate will have:

· Strong organisational skills and ability to work calmly under pressure;

· Good attention to detail and communication skills;

· Be able to multi-task and be enthusiastic with a pro-active and flexible outlook;

· Information processing capability and problem solving skills, with an ability to prioritise;

· Conscientiousness and rule adherence;

· Open to learning and development;

· Good spatial awareness, a practical mind and ability to use initiative;

· Competent IT skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook);

· A good standard of education (5 GCSE of grade C/4 or above, or equivalent) is essential and possession of ‘A’ levels or higher qualifications would be advantageous;

· An aviation related qualification could be an advantage.

To apply, please upload your CV to Indeed, along with a covering letter detailing why you are interested in the role and why you believe you would be a suitable candidate.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as the first point of contact for all telephone enquiries both in VCR & Radar.
  • Manage and distribute all flight plan information and assist the local operators to file flight plans as and when required.
  • Co-ordinate Flow Control information and negotiate slot extensions as required.
  • Liaise with Scottish ACC regarding airways joining clearances and inbound estimates. Liaise with EGNT, EGXE and other agencies regarding traffic information and transit traffic.
  • Make half-hourly meteorological observations and “Special” observations when required, enter information into MET/ATIS Information System and disseminate to outside agencies.
  • Liaise with other assistants, controllers and Airport sections regarding inbound flights, estimates, slots and issues with fpls and stand allocation.
  • Assist the Air Traffic Control Unit Manager or Controllers with the format and issue of ATC messages including NOTAMS, SNOWTAMS.
  • Assist operational controllers especially during incidents and emergencies by notifying all agencies concerned.
  • Input aircraft details into the Airport 20/20 (or equivalent) system for statistics and accounting purposes and correct anomalies with system on a continual basis.
  • Liaise with ATCO i/c and carry out the necessary LVP procedures including recording of RVRs as required.
  • Carry out the following secondary duties when directed by the unit management:
  • a) Prepare ATCA Watch Roster.
  • b) Provide on the job training for ATCAs and ATCOs in accordance with the Unit Training Plan.

Please note, you should hear from us within four weeks of the closing date if you are shortlisted for interview, otherwise you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,425.00 per year

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 06/07/2023

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