Closing Date: 20/01/2022
Salary: £22,000.00-£29,500.00 per year

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We are currently looking for up to 10 energetic, self-motivated and proactive individuals to join our Fire & Rescue Service. The role of firefighter is essential to our airport’s operation, ensuring compliance and business continuity around the clock.

This role is 42 hours per week contracted to 9 hours per shift on a rota covering the operational hours of 05:30 to 23:25.

Specific duties will include:

  • Providing an immediate response to emergencies at the airport;
  • Take all necessary action to ensure the safety of those involved in any incident and minimising any further risk people may face
  • Medical response and First Aid;
  • Undertaking station duties to maintain operational readiness of equipment and personnel;
  • Clean, inspect and test vehicles and equipment;
  • Wildlife control and habitat management;
  • Fire risk assessments and audits;
  • Winter operations (snow clearing, de-icing);
  • Teaching and instructing including third party training such as fire awareness;
  • Other duties to support the airport operation including baggage handling, grass cutting, and FOD patrols.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous Firefighter experience and a Basic Civil Aviation Firefighter qualification, would be an advantage however it is not essential. Successful candidates without experience or a qualification will have the opportunity to undertake a training course
  • A good level of fitness and stamina – candidates will be required to successfully pass a medical in line with national fire standards;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and remain calm in an emergency situation;
  • Flexible attitude to working hours, work activities and an ability to work shifts as the role will involve working an operational shift pattern providing cover up to 24 hours, averaging 42 hours per week including weekends;
  • A full UK driving licence will be required and having an LGV licence would be an advantage;
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a Counter Terrorist Check and a five year background check.
  • Previous Firefighter experience would be an advantage, especially within aviation;

A Basic Civil Aviation Firefighter qualification would be an advantage but not essential.

Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter explaining why you are suitable for this post.

If you are shortlisted, the recruitment process will include an interview to get to know you better and a fitness assessment.

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