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Operations Assistant

Permanent  for Serco in Hampshire


Role: Station Operations Assistant

Location: Middle Wallop Air Station

Hours: 40 hours per week on a various shift rotation

Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company that improves the quality and efficiency of essential services that matter to millions of people around the world. The work we do for national and local governments involves us in the most important areas of public service, including health, education, transport, science and defence.

The Army Aviation Centre is the home of UK Army Aviation, conducting training for officers and soldiers in crucial aircrew and ground-crew roles.

We`re looking for a highly organised Operations Assistant to be based at the School of Army Aviation here in Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

It`s a key position with a diverse range of responsibilities including:

-Making low flying bookings and closing down bookings when complete

-Making bookings for practice diversions and other training flight requirements

-Booking landaways, refuels and other services at other airfields

-Receiving and coordinating all bookings and subsequent requirements for non-Middle Wallop aircraft coming into the airfield

-Providing flight following service for Middle Wallop aircraft

-Briefing Flying Wing personnel at Station Briefings

-Assisting Flying Supervisors in the coordination of night flying requirements

-Acting as the focal point for aviation enquiries

-Acting as the initiating authority in the event of an aviation incident or accident involving Middle Wallop, its aircraft, or any aircraft operating in the vicinity

-Assisting in the running of the Crisis Management Centre

-Assisting the ATC Supervisor in the event of overdue action

-Promptly and accurately receiving, processing and disseminating aeronautical information

-Maintaining, amending and controlling the unit aviation maps, charts and aeronautical documentation and disseminating changes thereto in accordance with MoD requirements

-Maintaining and amending the Unit`s briefing materials and displays


The successful applicant will have:

-A clean driving licence

-Good interpersonal skills and a professional telephone manner (essential), as well as good recent administrative experience

-The ability to work alone and within a small team environment

-The ability to work shifts, including four days of 5pm-2am night-flight cover roughly one week in every five

-Good computer skills (desirable)

-MOD experience (preferable)

-Eligibility for SC clearance

Job added on 08-10-2014