Careers Gatwick

Fixed Term 12 Months ATSA (Air Traffic Services Assistant)


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Fixed Term 12 Months ATSA (Air Traffic Services Assistant)



Reporting to:   
Head of Operations

35 Hours per week; Operational shift work to maintain operational validations within agreed framework/guidelines and to provide cover.

Role Purpose:

To provide specialist and professional Air Traffic Services Assistant support to include a wide area of responsibilities. A minimum training requirement will be prepared and will depend on previous experience.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Operation of airfield lighting panel, and/or VDU, in accordance with instructions passed by the Ground Movement Controller (GMC) to aircraft and vehicles.
  • Selection of brilliance levels of taxiway lighting to accord with the prevailing conditions as directed by the GMC controller.
  • Identification and reporting of faults in the lighting system.
  • Promoting and maintaining a harmonious and effective working relationship with Gatwick Airport Limited staff and with airline customers.
  • Processing Flight plan messages to AFTN/HCS
  • Providing a customer assistance and briefing service as required
  • Providing operational support to Controllers in the VCR
  • Making routine and special MET Observations using SAMOS equipment.
  • Liaising with internal and external agencies whilst performing VCR support duties.
  • Receipt and filtering of telephone calls from other organisations and members of the public.
  • Training of trainee Lighting Panel Operators on the lighting panel.
  • Other tasks appropriate to the grade as directed by management.

    Desirable Experience/Attributes:

    At least 2 years valid ATSA experience would be desirable but not essential.

    Experience in a London TMA operation is desirable.

    Ability to deal with unpredictable workload and conflicting demands is essential.

    Ability to react fast and efficiently under pressure.

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Air Traffic Engineering

Air Traffic Engineering

Although there are currently no vacancies we would like to maintain a pool of candidates who would be suitable should a vacancy arise. Please upload your CV to register your interest.

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

We are currently undertaking several rounds of assessments for Air Traffic Controller vacancies at Gatwick. This will be a continuous process over the next year. The closing date stated is approximate, to be considered please submit your CV as soon as possible, assessment slots are limited.

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Trainee Air Traffic Controller Assessments

Trainee Air Traffic Controller Assessments

In September 2018 Air Navigation Solutions are undertaking a round of assessments for Trainee Air Traffic Controllers.

Eligibility, you must:

  • Be educated to A-level or equivalent standard plus at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, to include English and Maths.
  • Be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.
  • Satisfy the requirements of a European Class 3 Medical Certificate as stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority. If unsure, please contact us for further information.

It is desirable but not essential for applicants to have airport or aviation experience.

Should you wish to be considered please upload your CV and covering letter via our online portal.

Closing date for applications is 20th August 2018.

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