Aviation Fire Fighter – Doncaster Sheffield Airport

CURRENT vacancies

Aviation Fire Fighter

12th September 2019

Salary – circa £20.5k up to £28.4k

(dependent upon qualifications / experience)

Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is a thriving regional Airport serving over 1 million passengers per annum from across Yorkshire, the Humber and North Nottinghamshire. Our growing reputation for excellence in Passenger, Freight and Business Aviation is leading our business to achieve its Vision of becoming ‘the UK’s most outstanding regional airport’.

At the heart of our business is a story of regeneration as we create opportunity through connectivity for future generations.

Our people and culture are paramount to the creation of the award winning Airport DSA is today. A great attitude, work ethic and team spirit are key attributes.

In the role of Aviation Fire Fighter you will contribute to making DSA outstanding as a champion of our businesses IMPACT values:

Our IMPACT Values


Maintain a safe and secure environment

Passionate People

Achieve Together



If you believe you have the personal characteristics and attributes we are looking for and you would like to join our awarding winning team, playing a part in realising our Vision, please read on…

The role

  • Resource fire appliances and attend emergency incidents, including first aid / medical emergencies
  • Maintain the required level of competencies by the Company and regulator
  • Maintain equipment for operational readiness to specified standards
  • Promote and adopt safe working practices
  • Delivering training courses to internal staff and external companies
  • Wildlife and grassland management
  • Winter Operations
  • Airfield Operations

The Person

  • Ideally you must hold a Civil Aviation recognised Firefighter Qualification or be willing to self-fund a course over a 48 month period (we will talk you through your options)
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence
  • IT literate, with a good standard of education (Maths and English)
  • Able to pass a Company medical and physical tests, including attaining 9.1 on the Multistage Fitness Test (Bleep Test)
  • Previous experience within an airport Fire Service, would be an advantage
  • A LGV licence and/or First Aid course would be desirable
  • Able to work on a flexible shift basis
  • To work well under pressure and good communication skills
  • Be a team player and have a flexible attitude in their approach to work.
  • Experience of Airport operations or similar would be desirable
  • Live within a 45 minute drive time, able to successfully complete a full-five background check and criminal record check


  • Hours of work – the airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; you will work 42 hours per week, on a 4 on/4 off shift pattern, 12 hour shifts, with the flexibility to provide overtime cover as required.
  • Pension –  5% employee, 4% employer (increasing up to 6%), including life cover (4 x annual salary)
  • Holidays  – 21 shifts, increasing to 22 shifts and then 23 shifts (calendar year’s service)
  • An option to purchase one week’s annual leave
  • On site free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Duty Free discount
  • Discounts on holiday car parking and Premium Lounge

If you believe that you can succeed in this role, then we would love to hear from you, please forward a covering letter and CV to the HR team at recruitment@flydsa.co.uk.

Please note the application process will include attending an Assessment Day.

Closing date for applications is 20 September 2019.


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