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Fire Fighter

Date: 31-Aug-2021

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Qualified Airport Fire Fighter - London Stansted Airport
  • Recruitment hold list for future vacancies
  • Salary:

                        Induction                                                  £29,797 (8 weeks) 

                        Operational duty                                     £32,485 + 17.5% shift pay

                        Enrolled into MOC scheme                    £34,635 + 17.5% shift pay

                        Fully developed in role (2 years min)   £39,608 + 17.5% shift pay


Reporting to the Crew Leader and Watch Manager, this role will carry out daily activities to maintain an effective Fire Service in order to save life and to protect property in line with company standards and licensing requirements.


The Company


MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. However, our airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! Behind the scenes thousands of MAG employees work tirelessly 24hrs a day, 7 days a week across numerous operational departments to ensure that our customers experience a seamless, enjoyable and safe travel experience. 


The Role:


  • Deal with emergency situations in accordance with laid down regulations and procedures. Undertake fire fighting duties as deemed necessary to save life and protect property. Regularly communicate with and update the Sector or Incident Commander
  • Maintain the required level of technical competencies as defined by Stansted Airport and as agreed by the regulator by attending courses, training and on the job assessments to uphold the airport licence
  • Efficiently mobilise resources required in responding to emergency incidents
  • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external bodies by applying the agreed policies, procedures and working practices when attending domestic or major Aircraft incidents promoting a professional image of Stansted Airport. Provide feedback to the Crew Leader, Watch and/or Station Manager. Propose recommendations for improvement to ensure an effective and integrated response to emergency situations
  • Maintain the required level of professional competence as specified by the regulator in accordance with CAP 699 to uphold the airport licence
  • Maintain equipment for operational readiness to specified standards to meet internal and external audit requirements
  • Promote and adopt safe working practices. To ensure that Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and operational kit is fit for purpose, that self, colleagues and customers are not put at risk, and that health safety and the environment are given the highest priority in order to protect the business. Work and comply with all safety management systems introduced by the company
  • Be responsible for personal and team compliance with Company Health and Safety Policies, ensuring safe working practices to minimise risk to self, work colleagues, customers and staff is minimised 
  • Comply with all legal and statutory obligations applicable to this role
  • Participate in projects and working parties and to carry out any other duties that may be outside the standard remit for personal development, or as may be reasonably required by the Company
  • Carry out any other duties as reasonably requested by the fire service management team including substituting within the fire service team when operationally required to do so




Minimum requirements


For this role, the successful candidate must:

  • Hold a valid full UK Driving Licence
  • Be able to meet the required medical standard and pass entry tests, and subsequent fitness assessments.
  • Hold a current Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Fire Service (RFFS) certificate of competence for a Fire Fighter.
  • Hold GCSE (or equivalent) in 5 subjects including Maths and English.


Minimum age for this role is 18 years.


Desirable qualifications


A First Aid at Work and Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Licence are advantageous for this role. The successful candidate must be able to achieve an LGV licence and First Aid at Work qualification.                   


What we offer:


Stansted is a large employer in the East of England and we can offer unparalleled career and development opportunities.


Shift Pattern:


12 hour shifts both Days and Nights. Example patterns include:   4 on 2 off / 3 on 2 off / 3 on 2 off / 4 on 8 off


How to Apply:


Please submit an up to date CV & Cover Letter outlining suitability for this role.


This Job advert will close on 30th September 2021


Recruitment process:


Initial applications will be assessed against minimum requirements, and any further attributes candidates can offer the position. If selected to progress, candidates will be offered a Theory selection test (further details will be provided to successful candidates) in October 2021.


If selected to progress, candidates will be offered an interview and Physical Selection Test (further details will be provided to successful candidates) in October 2021.


Successful candidates will be placed onto a hold list in order of performance. Once a position becomes vacant, contact will be made with the individual for an up-to-date physical/medical followed by a job offer.



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: