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Firefighter, Operations

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Closing date
2 Jan 2024

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Job Details

School/Department: Cranfield Airport Operations Limited
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 40 hours per week, worked to an agreed shift pattern that may include some weekend working
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Starting Salary - Competitive (dependant on experience and qualifications)
Apply by: 02/01/2024

About the Role

As a Firefighter at Cranfield Airport you will carry out rescue and fire-fighting duties, responding to reported incidents at Cranfield Airport and within the wider university campus. This will involve taking appropriate action in line with procedures to preserve life and minimise damage to property whilst also administering medical care if required. 

In addition you will work on an agreed rota to support a wider range of essential operational functions to ensure ongoing efficiency and continuous improvement of the business. These include but are not limited to Wildlife Management, Aerodrome Inspection Duties and Operations.

About You

Cranfield Airport is focused on achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and therefore it is essential that you can demonstrate the required level of professionalism and a commitment to client care. In addition you will need show that you can adopt a flexible attitude to work, possess well-developed communication skills and that you have the ability to work effectively within a closely knit team environment.

As a minimum to meet the requirements of this role you must have a full valid UK driving licence, be medically fit and able to meet the required fitness standards for Firefighters and be willing to undertake regular theoretical and practical training. Previous aviation fire-fighting experience (Civil Aviation Authority - CAA approved certification) would be an advantage as would a LGV2 Licence.

Holding a Firefighter rank would be beneficial and we encourage applications and discussions from these individuals.

About Us

Cranfield Airport is a commercial and GA airport situated in Class G airspace situated between Bedford and the City of Milton Keynes with a 1799m runway which can accommodate business jets such as the Falcon, Gulfstream and Boeing Business Jet, which currently do not require runway slots.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here.

General information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Filippo Pragliola, Fire Service Manager on T: +44 (0)1234 758154 or E:

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 January 2024

Please note that due to the mandatory physical aspects of this role, you will be required to pass a fitness test and undertake relevant skills\aptitude tests as part of the selection process.


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

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+(44)01234 750111
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

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