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About the role

Service leavers who have operated in the fire and rescue service at military airbases will have most of the required skills and qualifications required to perform this role and would bring with them their invaluable experience. The role would bring familiarity in many aspects but as a civilian aerodrome and now a licensed Spaceport, brings exciting new challenges.

You will be part of a wholetime crew working shifts providing cover for the RFFS Category 6 operation and for higher category upgrades including Spaceport operations where required. Aircraft types range from commercial jets, helicopters, military aircraft, private jets and light aircraft operated by the GA (General Aviation) community.

These roles are particularly suitable for those who are current aircraft fire service personnel or have recently retired but are still in date with their competencies.

About you

We have a number of upcoming vacancies for competent Firefighters.  Successful applicants will join on an initial 12-month development programme receiving all required training required to become a CAA qualified Firefighter, if this hasn’t already been achieved.  Applicants will need to be qualified Breathing Apparatus wearers, have a full Class C driving licence and to have worked within an Aerodrome/Airport Fire Service.

Our offer to you

Salary:                              £27,000 (approx)

Working Hours:                 40 hours per week

Contract Type:                   Permanent

Base:                                 Cornwall Airport Newquay

Closing Date                      Midnight 28th February 2023

Recruitment Event:            3 &/or 4 March 2023  (10am to 3.00pm approx) 


Working with us you will have an employee benefits package that includes:

Generous pension scheme with employer contribution

Employee discount scheme and wellbeing events

Holiday 20 days leave (per year, pro rata), incrementally increased by 1 day per year up to 5 years giving a maximum of 25 days (per year, pro rata) after five years’ continuous service, plus Bank Holidays (per year, pro rata).

Cycle to Work scheme

Flexible working hours & home working options

Investment and support in your continuous training and development

Opportunity to become a Safeguarding Advocate, Health & Wellbeing Champion and Mental Health First Aider

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