Flight Operations Controller

Location : Farnborough, Greater London, England
Job Ref : MM457
Consultant : Maggie Martin
Sector : Aerospace
Salary : Competitive Salary & Benefits


MM457: Flight Operations Controller
Location: Farnborough
Salary: Competitive 

1 year Fixed Term Contract


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our global client to recruit a Flight Operations Controller to join their team in Farnborough.

Working at the very core or their business in the 24/7 Operations Control Centre in Farnborough you will be responsible for the safe and efficient dispatch, flight monitoring and proactive management of our daily flight schedules across the globe.” The efficient processing and planning of company aircraft operations in accordance with statutory requirements and company policy as defined in the OM.

Utilising the manuals and publications within the Company’s operations library:

  • UK Air Pilot
  • AIC (Aeronautical Information Circulars)
  • ANO (Air Navigation Orders) and Regulations
  • Company Operations Manuals
  • Aeronautical Charts
  • Assisting the Senior Operations Controller with aircrew scheduling in conjunction with relevant Business Manager and Fleet Captains
  • Close liaison as required with the Engineering department and maintenance organisations regarding aircraft serviceability
  • Processing pilot duty and rest records in accordance with instructions as defined in the Operations Manual and Operations Procedure Manual
  • Assisting the managerial team with activating Operational Procedures, for example, Emergency Response Plans, Flight Watch and Overdue Aircraft Programmes where applicable. These procedures form part of the Company’s Safety and Quality Management Manual

Preparation and monitoring the validity of operations with regards to:

  • Crew flight briefs
  • Operational Flight plans, including airfield performance and airfield categorisation
  • Flight Time Limitations (FTL) schemes
  • Take responsibility for the daily workload and standards of the section of the operations team reporting to the Controllers position
  • Actioning FTL compliance by implementation of daily crew duty checks and entry of planned pilot movements onto Airops aviation software system

The Person

  • Proven flight planning and operational experience, ideally gained within a Business Aviation environment
  • Sound knowledge and understanding on national and international aviation regulations and the effect on day to day operational requirements
  • Ideally, experience in a similar role within a similar organisation, together with the ability to deal with complex operational issues inherent to a fast moving environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of audiences, including senior management, board members and VVIP clients
  • Experience of forming and maintaining working relationships across professional and operational boundaries
  • Experience of working in teams, including influencing colleagues into delivering consistently high standards
  • Experience of continued personal development, including ongoing training and mentoring to promote a cohesive team atmosphere and enjoyable working conditions
  • Experience of Microsoft Office Suite and Jeppesen

This is a 1 year Fixed Term Contract, full-time position, based at Farnborough Airport – and the successful applicant will be required to work 12 hour shifts including days, nights, weekends and public holidays and as such, should live within a suitable distance to ensure they are sufficiently rested for their duties.
All staff must hold a valid UK driving licence and own their own vehicle.

In return our client offers

  • Competitive Salary
  • Fantastic benefits package including
  • 23 Days hols plus Stats
  • After 2 years 24 plus stats and
  • after 5 years 25 plus stats
  • Private Health Care
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Gym Membership (corporate membership)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Vantage cards
  • Personal Development
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Travel Insurance

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