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XLR Executive Coordinator – XLR Birmingham

Regional & City Airports (RCA) is the UK’s leading owner and operator of regional airports. RCA owns Bournemouth, Coventry, Exeter and Norwich Airports, and manages Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent Airports on behalf of their owners.

XLR Executive Jet Centres (XLR) is a division of RCA. It is a dynamic new operator of boutique executive jet centres, offering unparalleled quality and service to its clients. XLR currently operates at Exeter Airport within the RCA group, and has operations at Birmingham and Liverpool Airports. XLR is actively growing with new projects in the pipeline.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

Assist the XLR Director in maintaining a first class executive handling facility, developing business and providing excellent customer service levels as expected within this role.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

1. Assist the XLR Director in providing handling assistance to corporate customers and delivering excellent customer service levels as expected.

2. Maintain and promote lounge facility to all operators.

3. Coordinate with Slot coordination, notifying such departments of aircraft movements ahead of flight arrival/departure.

4. Deliver first class customer service to our clients, operators and crew on a daily basis and offer concierge style services to assist with their travel/onward travel

5. Assist the Director in ensuring that all aircraft movements are logged correctly and invoiced accordingly in a timely manner. Working with a set schedule of fees and charges and learning how to charge operators correctly.

6. Work with the UK Border Agency and Special Branch as well as other such bodies in informing relevant parties of aircraft arrivals and departures.

7. Coordinate additional services as required by corporate customers and assist in invoicing accordingly.

8. To be able to marshall aircraft, load bags, chock aircraft and carry out other ground support functions appropriate with an aircraft turnaround

9. Using the XLR vehicles supplied to safely transport passengers and crew to and from the FBO and their aircraft abiding by Airport safety rules and procedures.

10. Occasionally prepare small amounts of food for customers using the Jet Centre facilities. Full training will be given.

11. Continually research and monitor other UK FBO’s with the objective of ensuring XLR remains ahead of the competition. Occasional report writing may be required.

12. Assist with other staff and the development of the XLR Birmingham Jet Centre

13. Continually keep the XLR Jet Centre clean and tidy, hazard and waste free. Reporting any defects to the Director in a timely manner.

This job description outlines the duties required for the time being, it is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied from time to time which do not change the general character of the job.

The post holder will regularly be required to work some nights as part of a 24 hour working rota soon to be implemented and occasional additional hours due to emergency situations or last-minute flights.

TO APPLY

Please contact Sam Horne, RCA HR Manager: sam.horne@rca.aero and complete the application form.

Air Traffic Engineer - UK Wide

Regional & City Airports, of which Exeter is one, require an Air Traffic Engineer to provide support to a number of owned and managed airports for routine maintenance and ad hoc onsite support as well as assisting with project coordination and delivery.

The role responsibilities include:

  • To maintain, as requested, ATC/AFIS/AGCS CNS Equipment ensuring it meets all statutory and regulatory requirements (CAP 670)
  • Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance on a variety of CNS systems over a number of sites including maintenance of AGL control and monitoring systems.
  • To maintain high standards of aviation safety, quality and abide by all safe systems of work as per the relevant Company Safety Management System.
  • Maintain accurate records of daily tasks which have either been completed or are outstanding, in line with the relevant company integrated management system, to ensure communication is clear and continued support to all customer (ATC/AGCS/FISO) requirements is provided.
  • Observe, maintain and promote good working relationships and communications with ATC/AFIS/AGCS units and third party support providers observing and maintaining the service level agreements.
  • To maintain competency and recency in all areas of the role and complete training as required.
  • To support the ATEM in the delivery of various ATE/AGL projects across the group both centrally and onsite.
  • Provide on call support to a unit when required.

This is a multiple site support role (Currently UK Wide) often with short notice requests. Personnel must be prepared to respond quickly and work extended hours if the situation demands.

If you are interested in applying for the post please read the Job Description and Person Specification then complete the RCA Application Form and return via email or by post by the closing date. We regret that CVs alone will not be considered.

Samantha Bennett (Samantha.bennett@exeter-airport.co.uk)
Human Resources Assistant
Exeter Airport
Exeter
Devon
EX5 2BD

Tel: 01392 354 902

Senior Air Traffic Control Officer - Blackpool Airport

Regional & City Airports (RCA) is part of Rigby Group plc, one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the UK. The Rigby Group’s Airport division, Regional & City Airports (RCA), is the UK’s leading owner and operator of regional airports. RCA owns Bournemouth, Coventry, Exeter and Norwich Airports, and manages Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent Airports on behalf of their owners.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Provision of and management of the Air Traffic Control Services for Blackpool Airport in accordance with the regulatory authority requirements. Accountable for compliance with all regulatory requirements and for maintenance of the Air Navigation Services (ANSP) licence and responsible for the overall direction and supervision of ATC personnel and to recognise the importance of Human Factors ensuring staff are trained to meet requirements and able to assess and provide best practice guidance.

Blackpool Airport is owned by Blackpool Borough Council and is operated on their behalf by RCA. The Aerodrome and ANSP licences are in the name of RCA. The SATCO is employed by RCA and deployed to Blackpool Airport.

Direct Supervisory Responsibility for:

Air Traffic Control Officers

SALARY

Up to £70k p/a

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Main Activities:

  • Programming and supervising the operation of ATC services
  • Rostering of ATC staff so as to provide a continuous watch system throughout Airport operational hours. Personally providing ATC cover as necessary. (The SATCO will be expected to maintain current certifications in Aerodrome, Approach procedural and Approach Radar ratings). Responsibility of rostering staff so as to provide a continuous watch system throughout Airport operational hours ensuring SRATCOH compliance, personally providing ATC cover.
  • Co-ordinating technical documentation as required by the Civil Aviation Authority.
  • Liaison with the appropriate licensing Authority and the Airport Operations Director (via the Senior Air Traffic Engineer as necessary), to ensure that all navigational aids, airfield lighting, Airport manoeuvring surfaces and other equipment, operate efficiently and meet CAA requirements.
  • Implementation of and ensuring the maintenance of systems for the reporting of and recording of daily traffic movements, weather data, AFTN messages and other information associated with the provision of an Air Traffic Control service.
  • Plan and monitors Air Traffic Control staff training schemes.
  • Maintain contact with external emergency services and the CAA and maintains currency with regard to statutory requirements and regulations appertaining to the Airport.
  • Ensures the units compliance with all aspects of the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH regulations, relevant CAA publications and the Aerodrome license.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the postholder is required to perform other duties which reasonably correspond with the general characteristic of the post and are commensurate with the general level of the post.
  • Ensuring maintenance of systems for the recording of daily traffic movements, weather data, teleprinter messages and other information associated with the provision of an Air Traffic Control service.
  • Ensuring the units compliance with all aspects of the Safety Management System and Health and Safety at Work Act, the Aerodrome Certificate, CAPs 728,730 and EASA regulations.
  • To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures e.g. SGAOL (Code of Conduct / Equal Opportunities Policy), national legislation (Data Protection).
  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.
  • To be responsible for own continuing self-development, undertaking training as appropriate.

TO APPLY

Please contact Suzy Evans: suzy.evans@rca.aero and complete the application form.

Air Traffic Service Manager - Blackpool Airport

Regional & City Airports (RCA) is part of Rigby Group plc, one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the UK. The Rigby Group’s Airport division, Regional & City Airports (RCA), is the UK’s leading owner and operator of regional airports. RCA owns Bournemouth, Coventry, Exeter and Norwich Airports, and manages Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent Airports on behalf of their owners.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Provision of and management of the Air Traffic Control Services for Blackpool Airport in accordance with the regulatory authority requirements. Accountable for compliance with all regulatory requirements and for maintenance of the Air Navigation Services (ANSP) licence and responsible for the overall direction and supervision of ATC personnel and to recognise the importance of Human Factors ensuring staff are trained to meet requirements and able to assess and provide best practice guidance.

Blackpool Airport is owned by Blackpool Borough Council and is operated on their behalf by RCA. The Aerodrome and ANSP licences are in the name of RCA. The SATCO is employed by RCA and deployed to Blackpool Airport.

Direct Supervisory Responsibility for:

Air Traffic Control Officers

SALARY

£50-55k p/a

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Main Activities:

1. Being the nominated person for the provision of the Air Navigation Services at Blackpool Airport, in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Certification.

2. Programming and supervising the operation of ATC services.

3. Rostering of ATC staff so as to provide a continuous watch system throughout Airport operational hours. Responsibility of rostering staff so as to provide a continuous watch system throughout Airport operational hours ensuring SRATCOH compliance.

4. Ensuring that adequate resources are in place to maintain the operational integrity of the function to meet the demands of the business.

5. Developing the ATC function towards the delivery of the Business Plan and optimising their contribution to the commercial success.

6. Co-ordinating technical documentation as required by the Civil Aviation Authority.

7. Undertaking regular reviews of established procedures, to ensure continued efficiency the unit, opportunities for improvement are optimised and regulatory compliance maintained.

8. Liaison with the appropriate licensing Authority and the Airport Manager (via the Senior Air Traffic Engineer as necessary), to ensure that all navigational aids, airfield lighting, Airport manoeuvring surfaces and other equipment, operate efficiently and meet CAA requirements.

9. Implementation of and ensuring the maintenance of systems for the reporting of and recording of daily traffic movements, weather data, AFTN messages and other information associated with the provision of an Air Traffic Control service.

10. Plan and monitors Air Traffic Control staff training schemes.

11. Maintain contact with external emergency services and the CAA and maintains currency with regard to statutory requirements and regulations appertaining to the Airport.

12. Ensures the unit’s compliance with all aspects of the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH regulations, relevant CAA publications and the Aerodrome license.

13. In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the postholder is required to perform other duties which reasonably correspond with the general characteristic of the post and are commensurate with the general level of the post.

14. Ensuring maintenance of systems for the recording of daily traffic movements, weather data, teleprinter messages and other information associated with the provision of an Air Traffic Control service.

15. Ensuring the unit’s compliance with all aspects of the Safety Management System and Health and Safety at Work Act, the Aerodrome Certificate, CAPs 728,730 and EASA regulations.

16. Representing Blackpool Airport on ATC related projects on a strategic level; liaising with the Civil Aviation Authority and other related organisation as required.

17. To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures e.g. SGAOL (Code of Conduct / Equal Opportunities Policy), national legislation (Data Protection).

18. To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.

19. To be responsible for own continuing self-development, undertaking training as appropriate.

TO APPLY

Please contact Sam Horne, RCA HR Manager: sam.horne@rca.aero and complete the application form.

Finance Assistant (Part Time) - Exeter Airport

Regional & City Airports (RCA) is the UK’s leading owner and operator of regional airports. RCA owns Bournemouth, Coventry, Exeter and Norwich Airports, and manages Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent Airports on behalf of their owners.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

To provide a professional and timely accounting service in respect of the purchase ledger function.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

Order Processing

  • Following receipt of correctly approved requisition forms, raise purchase orders and distribute to suppliers.
  • Co-ordinate supplier deliveries to ensure delivery to the correct persons and department.
  • Review and source new suppliers being mindful of cost, quality, proximity, environmentally friendliness, sustainability, lead time, and suitability.

Invoice Processing

  • Receive and log purchase invoices before obtaining approval in line with company policy.
  • Record approved invoices in the financial software, in the prescribed format, whilst matching to purchase orders and ensuring correctness of invoice coding, charges and VAT.
  • Prepay invoices as required.

Payment Processing

  • Timely and accurate preparation of Suggested Payment Reports for authorisation in accordance with company policy, followed by the execution of supplier payments by BACS & cheque.
  • Communicate with suppliers in respect of payments and distribute remittance advices.
  • Control of petty cash, cheque book & cash advances.

System Maintenance

  • Create new supplier accounts & maintain the accuracy of existing supplier account details within the financial software. Obtain copies of new & renewed supplier contracts.
  • Periodic reconciliation of supplier accounts to supplier statements, and settling any resulting queries identified in the process.
  • Maintain an accurate & organised filing system for purchase requisitions, purchase orders, delivery notes, supplier contracts, purchase invoices, supplier statements & remittance advices.
  • Promptly respond to supplier enquiries.
  • Undertake month end duties as requested by line management including the preparation of purchase accruals and prepayment reconciliations.
  • Undertake annual stock check at year end.
  • Undertake ad hoc tasks as required from time to time to assist in the general functioning of the department.

TO APPLY

Please contact Sam Horne, RCA HR Manager: sam.horne@rca.aero and complete the application form.

Assistant Management Accountant - Exeter Airport

Regional & City Airports (RCA) is the UK’s leading owner and operator of regional airports. RCA owns Bournemouth, Coventry, Exeter and Norwich Airports, and manages Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent Airports on behalf of their owners.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

To provide a professional and timely accounting service in respect of preparing financial information and undertaking related accounts administration.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

1. Assist in the production of high quality management accounts including profit and loss, balance sheet and cashflow. Production of monthly account reconciliations and supporting schedules.

2. Process purchase invoices and prepare the monthly supplier pay-run. Ensure ledger information is current and up to date at all times.

3. Assist in the preparation of the year-end financial statements, preparing the audit file and actively supporting the onsite audit process.

4. Assist with annual budget preparation and reforecast.

5. Reconcile VAT monthly and file VAT returns within regulated timescales.

6. Assist with banking administrative matters including system administration for online banking, maintenance of direct debit instructions, implementing changes to the bank mandate and nominated account contacts.

7. Preparing bank payments and direct debit collections for authorisation.

8. Process the reimbursement of staff business expenses in line with the business expense policy.

9. Enhance the day to day functioning of the finance department through offering on the job support, training and guidance as required to the finance assistants in executing their duties effectively and efficiently.

10. Assist with the submission of financial information to Rigby Group Finance including financial performance, budget, forecast and tax data.

11. As required, assist with the administration of the staff payroll including the production of P11Ds and PSA. Ensure the PSA and dispensation agreements are up to date and renewed annually or as required.

12. Undertake other finance tasks as required from time to time to assist in the general functioning of the department.

This job description outlines the duties required for the time being, it is not a comprehensive or exclusive list & duties may be varied from time to time which do not change the general character of the job.

TO APPLY

Please contact Sam Horne, RCA HR Manager: sam.horne@rca.aero and complete the application form.

XLR Fuel and Ramp Officer - XLR Birmingham

XLR Executive Jet Centers is the Rigby Group's corporate aviation brand that is managed, developed and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA) group, an established and fast-growing owner and operator of UK regional airports. RCA owns Coventry, Exeter, Bournemouth and Norwich Airports, and manages and operates Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent Airports on behalf of their owners.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Assist the Duty Manager in maintaining a first-class executive handling facility, developing business and providing excellent customer service levels as expected within this role. To deliver fuel in a timely manner to XLR customers and third party customers in line with Company procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

1. Assist the Duty Manager and XLR team in providing handling assistance to corporate customers delivering excellent customer service levels as expected.

2. Deliver fuel to corporate XLR customers and other third-party operators in line with full operating procedures.

3. Maintain fuel paperwork in line with the fuel supplier and coordinate the refueling operation and fuel truck refill.

4. Deliver first class customer service to our clients, operators and crew on a daily basis.

5. Assist the Duty Manager with ramp procedures such as marshalling, towing, toilet and water services.

6. Coordinate additional services as required by corporate customers and assist in the correct preparation of fuel invoicing.

7. Using the corporate aviation vehicles supplied safely transport passengers and crew to and from the FBO their aircraft and other local locations abiding by Airport safety rules and procedures.

8. Assist, and help other XLR staff and the business development of the XLR Jet Centre at Birmingham Airport.

9. Learn, under expert guidance and with training, to marshal aircrafts to a competent standard, load bags into the hold of aircraft and other ground services requirements.

10. Continually keep the Corporate Fuel truck clean and tidy, hazard and waste free. Reporting any defects to the Corporate Aviation Manager in a timely manner.

11. The post holder must hold an in date LGV or HGV truck license.

This job description outlines the duties required for the time being, it is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied from time to time which do not change the general character of the job.

The post holder will regularly be required to attend the airport outside normal office hours and at weekends in line with a Rota system and outside of this due to emergency situations or last minute flights.

TO APPLY

Please contact Sam Horne, RCA HR Manager: sam.horne@rca.aero and complete the application form.