Flight Information Service Officer (FISO)
Location: West Wales Airport (EGFA), Aberporth, Ceredigion, SA43 2DZ
Application closing date: 30/09/2023
Due to the continued development and business expansion at West Wales Airport we have a vacancy for a Flight Information Service Officer (FISO) to join our operations team on a permanent basis. If you are an experienced FISO and ready for your next career step, then this challenging but rewarding role at this unique UK Airport could be for you.
WWA (EGFA) sits within D202D and because it has its own radar, is authorised to manage the D202 and the D201 Danger Area complexes. These are the largest areas of segregated airspace in Europe, enabling the airport to supply services to both RPAS and UAS, making it the most important site of its type in the UK.
WWA is now making further investment in services and facilities in order to meet the growing demand for these Danger Areas (DA’S), particularly from unmanned platforms. However, we also cater for GA aircraft and are seeing an increase in the number of visitors to WWA.
The Role & Responsibilities
The successful applicant will report to the General Manager. Once you have validated you will be responsible for supplying information to air users for the effective, safe, and efficient conduct of flights at EGFA and in its associated ATZ. This will be carried out through the provision of a flight information service, alerting service, and additional airport information.
When the DA`s are notified active, you will be required to support either our own radar service, (West Wales Radar), or MOD Aberporth Range Control radar. The WWA FISO`s also provide a Danger Area Activity Information Service (DAAIS) for both D201 and D202 complexes when required.
As part of the Operations team, you will be expected to carry out duties in accordance with current CAA regulation as well as WWA`s Safety Management System, policies, and procedures. You will also be expected to play an active part in the review and amendment of the WWA Quality Manuals and documentation, attend relevant regulatory or licensing related meetings and liaise as required with customers, stakeholders, outside agencies, and contractors.
As a minimum, applicants must meet the following requirements:-
- Be legally entitled to work in the UK.
- Hold a current UK CAA FISO licence. However, candidates with lapsed FISO licences or military qualifications will be considered, subject to meeting the CAA specified medical standards.
- Have previous experience of working at a CAA Licensed Aerodrome or within a military air traffic environment.
- Hold a UK Driving licence.
- Be proficient in Microsoft Office platforms.
- You will be expected to gain UKSV security clearance. UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Hours of work
The hours of work are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00 (local), although from time to time there will be a requirement to support flight operations outside of these hours. Part time working could be considered for the right applicant.
Annual paid leave is 28 days (Including all UK bank holidays).
WWA offer a competitive salary for this position.
Applicants interested in this post should email their CV with a covering letter to Nick Howard