newAirside Operations Officer

Date Posted: 1 day ago
Stansted Airport

Job Description

Airside Operations Officer

Date: 21-Oct-2021

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Airside Operations Officer – Stansted
  • Permanent role – 4 on 4 off (2 days / 2 nights)
  • Salary £27,378.24 plus 17.5% shift allowance rising to £30,348.48 plus 17.5% shift allowance after 3 months
  • We are proud to be diverse. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.
  • Fantastic career progression opportunities

About us:

MAG is the UK’s largest Airport operator. We own and operate Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA, a major Airport services business based out of Chicago.

Find out more about us here -

The Role:

Are you looking for a new challenge? It’s not often this fantastic opportunity comes around, working on the airfield, you will be driving alongside the planes ensuring a safe operating environment for aircraft, passengers and the airside community. You will also be responsible for the delivery of services such as stand allocation and marshalling in conjunction with the maintenance of airside safety and environmental standards via airfield inspections, bird hazard management and incident control.

Accountabilities include:

  • Undertake control room duties providing effective communication and co-ordination of the airside operation including the response to emergencies and contingencies as laid down in the emergency orders.
  • Meet customer needs through the allocation of all aircraft parking stands, ensuring that all associated aircraft movement data is recorded and collated.
  • Carry out surface and lighting inspections of the airfield and runway in accordance with CAP 168, and Group Airside Operations best practice.
  • Undertake airfield and off airfield bird hazard control duties.
  • Provide RT, escort duties and a marshalling service for stakeholders, conducting statutory runway braking action assessments in conjunction with the operation of all snow clearance equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory HSE legislation through the monitoring of airside maintenance and development works.
  • Ensure environmental compliance with Night Noise requirements including the control of Ground Noise and the monitoring of all aircraft engine runs.
  • Undertake initial incident investigation and input all information into airport databases.
  • Monitor third party airside performance via Turnaround, vehicle and personnel checks
  • Undertake De-icing, sweeping and stand cleaning duties.


This position is an autonomous role requiring you to work unsupervised during the period of your duties, so we are looking for a logical thinker, who is comfortable working on their own, with clear and concise communication skills as you will be the eyes and the ears of the airfield! You will be expected to exercise sound judgement in dealing with varying requests and to maintain strict standards of safety at all times. Other requirements include:

  • You must hold a Full UK current driving License for this position
  • A working knowledge of the airside operations is advantageous
  • Previous experience in Radio Telephony communications is desired but not essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and in a team as required
  • Proactive approach to tasks with the ability to problem solve and work under pressure
  • You will be required to obtain a firearms licence for this role (provided by us)
  • You will be required to obtain a wildlife hazard management licence (provided by us)


As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits including;

  • Free on-site parking whilst on duty
  • Access to “Benefits me – My MAG rewards” portal with discounts and savings
  • 24hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • MAG Pension scheme which doubles your contribution
  • Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our Airports

What we offer:

4 on 4 off shift pattern - 2 days/2 nights – 12hr 15min shifts

Salary: £27,378.24 plus 17.5% shift allowance rising to £30,348.48 plus 17.5% shift allowance after 3 months

Training: The training period for this role is initially 6 weeks of classroom based training before moving on to on-the-job training. The hours will be Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm which you must be able to commit to. Please note, during the training period, shift allowance will not be paid.

On call: During winter months, there will be periods where you will be required to be on call – pay will be enhanced when on call.

How to Apply:

Please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining suitability for this role.

For current MAG employees applying for this role, applications will only be accepted through Colleague Self Service (CSS) - please follow this link:

Advert will close Sunday 24th October 2021

The start date for this role will be January 2022 and you must be available to complete the full training period.

Equal Opportunities

MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work. At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Reasonable Adjustments

As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to email one of our Recruitment Coordinators to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. Our email address is:

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