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We have a superb opportunity at Barton Aerodrome for an Operations and Rescue Fire Fighting Service Officer


Working on a full time basis, you will be responsible for providing an effective Fire and Rescue Service, whilst also having responsibility for operational support, airfield maintenance and aircraft fuelling, whilst providing an effective and efficient operation and customer friendly service. Previous experience is not essential as full training is provided.

Barton Aerodrome is a busy general aviation airport with a complex traffic environment and are looking for a capable and confident individual who is able to work under a variety of workloads, is flexible, and willing to help us continue to develop and grow our business whilst providing first class service to our customers.

The role will require availability to work 7 days per week on a planned rota basis, with additional flexibility to support ad-hoc 'out of hours' cover.

Employment is subject to passing medical and in-house training programme during a probationary period.


The closing date of this role will be Sunday 16th June 2024. 

Please click here to submit your application.

You must be available for interview on  Monday 24th June 2024 or

Wednesday 26th June 2024.


  • To provide first response Rescue & Firefighting duties.

  • To co-ordinate and perform administrative duties including recording of fuel sales,  and operational duties in accordance with defined procedures within the Aerodrome Manual and related documents.

  • To carry out operational support duties, aerodrome and airfield maintenance, runway inspections, aircraft marshalling, aircraft fuelling.

  • To participate in RFFS, fuelling and first aid training where required to maintain own qualifications and to support the training of others.


  • Ensure compliance with relevant procedures and legislation relevant to the role.

  • Observe and maintain the commercial confidentiality and security of the company and its assets.

  • Respond to directives, carry out instructons and implement procedures as required by the Senior RFFS or Aerodrome Manager.



  • Carry out authorisations and implement instructions on behalf of the Aerodrome Manager.


  • Good IT skills including use of MS Office.

  • Good verbal communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to develop good working relationships with employees and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Able to work with others at all levels within the organisation.

  • Able to and willing to work flexibly to meet thedaily needs of the company.

  • Able to manage and prioritise own time and work effectively.

  • Able to work well under pressure.

  • Willing to self-develop, undertaking training courses to support additional duties and responsibilities within the role.


 The holder must; 

  • Hold a current UK Driving Licence.

  • Be capable of training for and obtaining a Low Cat Aerodrome RFFS Certificate.

  • Be of suitable fitness and medical standard as required by the role. (generally HGV standard)

  • Have an ability to work well under pressure.

  • Have an ability to work in a high multitasking environment.

  • Have an ability to prioritise and organise own workload.

  • Be a good team player.

  • Have an ability to train others effectively.

Additional desirable qualifications / experience

  • Be self-motivated.

  • Be flexible and willing to meet any short notice changes to operational requirements.

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

  • Customer focussed.

  • Previous experience within an airport operational or Fire Fighting environment.

  • Aviation qualifications such as a PPL/RTF Licence.

  • Demonstrate a keen interest in aviation.


Hours: Annualised 2106 hours, on a shift basis covering a 7 day operation. This role will involve regular weekday and weekend work, along with requirements to work on an ad-hoc basis including evenings to support the operation of the airport.
Term: Permanent following suitable performance within a 6 month probationary period.

Salary: £26,000

Holiday: Annual allowance of 227 hours.
Location: Barton Aerodrome and Manchester Heliport

City Airport Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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