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Ground Operations Manager

Salary: Competitive


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16 November 2018



Job Description
Zenon Aviation have been commissioned by a leading UK based Airline to source a Ground Operations Manager for their operation in East Midlands

The successful candidate will be responsible for all ground operations performed at various airports and will be the nominated Post Holder for the airline.


• Competitive Salary
• Company benefits.


• Assume the position of Ground Operations Post holder as required by EASA Ops
• Ensure that all potential new suppliers of external handling demonstrate a robust policy with regard to health and safety, training and monitoring of operations with respect to safety, security and service
• Ensuring that providers are compliant with all applicable safety and security requirements, whilst providing the highest standards of service at commercially competitive rates
• Liaise with all operational departments to ensure a smooth and safe transition when a change of handling agent is implemented or a new station opened
• The compilation and monitoring of budgets for external ground handling
• Work in conjunction with the Head of Operations Control Centre to implement new operational procedures that constitute material changes to contractual agreements
• Maintaining, updating and reviewing reference manuals
• Ensuring changes to relevant industry regulations and standards are incorporated into procedural manuals and liaising with the Compliance, Safety & Security Departments with regards to changes to audit checklists
• Monitoring of self-auditing activity being conducted by individual line managers
• Monitoring and auditing of computerized load sheets
• In co-operation with Airport Services Manager ensuring adherence of third party contractors with standards and procedures in compliance with EU-OPS/IOSA requirements
• Liaison on dangerous goods/security matters
• Conducting of airport service risk assessments and supporting management in the conducting of incident investigation
• Ensuring weight and balance and aircraft loading activities and the associated documentation are performed in accordance with company and regulatory requirements and by competent staff
• Manage Controllable delays and meet punctuality and performance targets
• Ensure the existence of the necessary facilities, workspace, equipment and supporting services, as well as the work environment, to satisfy ground handling operational safety and security requirements

Skills and experience required:

• Be acceptable to the CAA as the Form 4 holder for this position
• Experience and knowledge of standards and procedures in compliance with EU-OPS/IOSA requirements
• Current relationships or previous experience in dealing directly with handling agents
• Proven success leading an Operational business unit

In the ever changing and dynamic market place, Zenon Aviation knows that the support and care we provide to candidates is vital in assisting you in achieving your career aspirations. Our team of dedicated consultants will deal with you application efficiently and more importantly confidentially, providing a professional and reliable service.

If the above opportunity is of interest to you please forward your CV to in confidence.

Alternatively, for a confidential call with our Recruitment Consultant Ashley Ewen, please call 01483 332000

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and unless you hear from us within 10 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates who do not hold the right to live and work in the UK will not be considered.

Zenon Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.