Fire Services Manager - Cardiff Airport and St Athan Aerodrome

HOURS:                              37.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

 Cardiff Airport is an important part of the transport infrastructure in Wales and a major contributor to the local economy, supporting 2,400 aviation-related jobs.  As the national airport for Wales, it drives over £246m of direct economic benefit to the region every year with over 30% of passengers being visitors to the country. Prior to COVID-19 passenger growth had reached over 50% since the Airport came under public ownership in 2013. This growth reflects the Airport’s position as not only a point of departure, but also as a key international gateway for visitors to the UK.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cardiff Airport airfield has remained open as it is vital, as a key part of the national infrastructure, that it remains in a position to support any essential flying for the UK whether it be freight, emergency, or other essential or legitimate travel.

St Athan airfield is also managed, operated and maintained by Cardiff Airport, and handles military, training and other non-passenger flights.

Candidates will need to have the following:

 A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Fire & Rescue or Airfield management position, with previous relevant operational experience to support this.

  • A solid understanding of aviation Fire Fighting tactics, techniques, and procedures, with an in-depth knowledge of CAA and EASA regulatory requirements relating to airport RFFS.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability and willingness to effectively communicate at all levels within the business.
  • The ability to effectively plan and organise their workload, prioritising tasks to maintain operational output.
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of Emergency Exercises.
  • Experience in the management of operational budgets, with the ability to be innovative in the utilisation of assets to realise opportunities of income generation.

The airport operates on a 24/7 basis and the successful candidate will be flexible and committed to attending at short notice for operational reasons, for example, special events and adverse weather conditions.

 Please note the successful candidate will be asked to complete a DBS check to comply with Department for Transport regulations.

 For the full job description for this role, please click here.

 To be considered for this role please send a current CV and a covering letter to hr@cwl.aero.

 CVs must be sent in either MS Word or PDF format.

Following shortlisting candidates will be invited to attend a selection process.

 A competitive salary and benefits will be offered to the successful candidate.

 Cardiff Airport is an equal opportunities employer

Facilities Management - Technical Supervisor (Mechanically biased)

Cardiff Airport is an important part of the transport infrastructure in Wales and a major contributor to the local economy, supporting 2,400 aviation-related jobs.  As the national airport for Wales, it drives over £246m of direct economic benefit to the region every year with over 30% of passengers being visitors to the country. Prior to COVID-19 passenger growth had reached over 50% since the Airport came under public ownership in 2013. This growth reflects the Airport’s position as not only a point of departure, but also as a key international gateway for visitors to the UK.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cardiff Airport airfield has remained open as it is vital, as a key part of the national infrastructure that it remains in a position to support any essential flying for the UK whether it be freight, emergency, or other essential or legitimate travel.

St Athan airfield is also managed, operated and maintained by Cardiff Airport, and handles military, training and other non-passenger flights.

A full-time Technical Supervisor (Mechanically biased) position has become available within the Facilities team at Cardiff Airport, the national airport for Wales, with an immediate start.

The successful candidate will support delivery of an effective and efficient technical services and facilities maintenance function across each of the Cardiff Airport sites. Along with supervision of technical staff in order to maximise and ensure delivery of a complete maintenance service across the Cardiff Airport & St Athan sites.

Candidates must be able to work with the community to educate and deliver to the benefit of the public. The position is open to applicants who can demonstrate that they can lead and work effectively in a team environment, have strong communication skills, self-discipline and work the business core hours Monday to Friday.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • In possession of essential qualifications detailed in the job description
  • Be in possession of a valid full driving licence
  • Able to legally work in the UK
  • Applicants will require successful completion of a Criminal Records Check.

Please click here to download the job description.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate.

If you have the skills and experience for this role, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to hr@cwl.aero.

CVs must be sent in either MS Word or PDF format.

Cardiff Airport is an equal opportunities employer

FM Technician (Mechanical)

Cardiff Airport is an important part of the transport infrastructure in Wales and a major contributor to the local economy, supporting 2,400 aviation-related jobs.  As the national airport for Wales, it drives over £246m of direct economic benefit to the region every year with over 30% of passengers being visitors to the country. Prior to COVID-19 passenger growth had reached over 50% since the Airport came under public ownership in 2013. This growth reflects the Airport’s position as not only a point of departure, but also as a key international gateway for visitors to the UK.  

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cardiff Airport airfield has remained open as it is vital, as a key part of the national infrastructure that it remains in a position to support any essential flying for the UK whether it be freight, emergency, or other essential or legitimate travel.  

St Athan airfield is also managed, operated and maintained by Cardiff Airport, and handles military, training and other non-passenger flights.  

We have two full-time vacancies in the position of FM Technician (Mechanical) within the Facilities team at Cardiff Airport, the national airport for Wales, with an immediate start.  

The successful candidates will provide and assist in the provision of the Electrical and Facilities Maintenance Services on behalf of Cardiff Airport & St Athan Aerodrome and act as an integral part of the aerodrome  & terminal Facilities Maintenance Team. They will primarily be responsible to help successful delivery of the planned maintenance regime, fulfilling industry and aviation statutory obligations, whilst also providing a breakdown reactive response harmonising both customer and organisational requirements across 2 airfields. 

Candidates must be able to work with the community to educate and deliver to the benefit of the public. The position is open to applicants who can demonstrate that they can work effectively in a team environment, have strong communication skills, self-discipline and work a rotating shift pattern. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • In possession of essential qualifications detailed in the job description 
  • Be in possession of a valid full driving licence 
  • Able to legally work in the UK 
  • Applicants will require successful completion of a Criminal Records Check 

Please click here to download the job description.  

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate. 

If you have the skills and experience for this role, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to hr@cwl.aero 

CVs must be sent in either MS Word or PDF format. 

 Cardiff Airport is an equal opportunities employer.

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