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Fire Fighter

Date: 29-Jul-2022

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Airport Fire Service: Fire Fighter
  • Talent pool (12 months)
  • Based at Manchester Airport
  • Great salary and benefits
  • Applications close on the 19th of August 2022


About us:


Manchester Airports Group (MAG) is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. Safety is not one of our considerations, it is first and forefront in everything we do. Our Fire training facilities are used by fire teams across the world, and our equipment is world class. However, our outstanding safety record is solely due to the highly trained Fire crews that we employ, working tirelessly around the clock 365 days/ year.

Find out more about MAG here:


The Role:


Reporting to the Crew Manager, you will be carrying out rescue and fire-fighting duties ensuring the effective use of equipment and resources available in dealing with aircraft or other emergency situations or incidents in order to preserve life, provide assistance on humanitarian grounds and minimize damage to property.

Duties will include:

  • Deal with emergency situations in accordance with laid down regulations and procedures
  • Undertake fire fighting duties as deemed necessary in order to save life and protect property.
  • Regularly communicate with and update the Sector or Incident Commander.
  • Efficiently mobilise resources required in responding to emergency incidents. (where applicable).
  • 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
  • Provide feedback to the Crew Manager, 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 comptetence as specified by the regulator in accordance with CAP 699/ NOG in order to uphold the airport licence 
  • Maintain equipment for operational readiness to specified standards in order to meet internal and external audit requirements.
  • Promote and adopt safe working practices; ensure that 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.
  • Comply with all legal and statutory obligations applicable to this role. Obtains, maintains the necessary vehicle licences and permits.
  • Participate in projects and working parties and to carry out any other duties that may be outside the standard remit for the purpose of 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.
  • All successful applications will then be applied to a Talent pool for 12 months, to support future recruitment.


What will make you successful as a Firefighter:  


Candidates who can demonstrate the following skills, attributes and experience are encouraged to apply:




  • You must have professional Fire Fighting experience and current qualifications (Aviation / Local Authority / Military)
  • Valid Full UK Driving Licence
  • Meets CAA/MAG medical standards
  • Passes entry and subsequent fitness assessments (VO2 assessment)
  • First Aid at Work
  • DBS checks


Desirable Qualifications:


  • CAA RFFS certificate of Competence for Fire Fighter
  • LGV Licence
  • HRET Operations
  • Physical Training Instructor
  • Breathing Apparatus Instructor
  • Compartment Fire Behaviour Training Instructor
  • IQA
  • L3 Work based Assessor or equivalent
  • L3 Award In education and training or equivalent


What can we offer in return? Great benefits you would expect from a business the size of MAG - a competitive salary plus pension, free parking & subsidised public transport and a huge range of company discounts. We are an employer of choice and can offer unparalleled career and development opportunities in an exciting and dynamic business.


Application Process:


If you are interested in applying for this role, please provide a CV and covering letter. The covering letter should detail how you feel you meet the criteria for the role in no more than 500 words


In addition to this, please give recent examples of:

  1. A time that have you gone above what was expected of you to improve the way you or your crew carry out the job or task.
  2. An example of your ability to work and contribute to an effective team (what was your role/ what did you do?)
  3. A time when have you spotted a danger and what did you do to mitigate that danger?  


For each point, please try to keep within 250 words if possible.


Successful applications for the 12-month Talent pool, will be subject to reference checks, recruitment assessment day (Strength / flexibility / VO2) and a CAA medical. 


Applications close on Friday 19th of August 2022 

Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments

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.

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 get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing