Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Deputy Crew Manager

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

Deputy Crew Manager


Cranfield Airport Operations Limited


Cranfield Airport Operations Limited

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

40 hours per week - worked to an agreed shift pattern that will include weekend working

Contract type



£36,750 per annum based on qualifications and experience

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  • Role Description

    As RFFS/Ops Deputy Crew Manager at Cranfield Airport, you will be an integral part of the management team and play a key role in the strategies relating to equipment, resources, training and the future development of the service. You will assist to manage a crew within the RFFS on site, ensuring that they remain in a constant state of readiness and are able to respond to any report incidents as needed. In addition you will aid the Crew Manager organise day to day operations that would include the completion of Airport Ops, testing equipment, fire drills, fitness activities and taking responsibility for training records.

    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, Operations.

    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.

    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 Fire Fighters and be willing to undertake regular theoretical and practical training.

    Previous aviation fire-fighting experience (Civil Aviation Authority - CAA approved certification) is essential, an LGV2 Licence would be beneficial. We are looking for someone who has had significant previous experience of working within an operational role in the Fire Service. Please refer to section 5 of the Job Description for further details of the person we are looking for.

    Please note you will be required to pass a fitness test and undertake relevant skillsaptitude tests as part of the selection process.

    For an informal discussion, please contact Filippo Pragliola, Fire Service Manager on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 8154 or (E); [email protected]

    Apply online now at https: // or contact us for further details on (E); [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4646.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 7 October 2023


    Job details


    Deputy Crew Manager


    Cranfield University


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 07, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Engineering

    About the employer

    Established in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University saw a lot of development in the 1950s and 1960s in aircraft design and research. This gave rise to diversification into manufacturing and management. It finally changed its name to Cranfield University in 1993. In the following years, the university gained a lot of appreciation, and recently, Defence Academy, UK came into partnership with the university.

    The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. Cranfield University has two campuses, one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. Both of them are set in the English countryside, close to several places of interest. The campus promotes students to bond and helps each other out. It offers ample opportunities for sports, social activities, or recreation. The accommodations range from single student apartment blocks to family homes. The Shrivenham campus is a secure military site and has a variety of modern facilities for the students, staff as well as their families. Cranfield is filled with places to shop, eat, and drink. It is about 50 miles from London, while Shrivenham is 80 miles away from the capital city.

    The university welcomes students from all over the world. As of 2020, the university had 54% of students from the UK and 16% from other EU countries. About 30% of the students were from other parts of the world. It also has one of the best teacher-to-student ratios in the UK, with one academic staff member for five students. Cranfield University is responsible for the education of more than half of the UK's aerospace engineering master's students. It provides placements in HSBC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, and other big companies.

    Cranfield University boasts of its 60,000+ alumni base, and some of the notable personalities include Former Group Chief Executive at Barclays Antony Jenkins, Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima, CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer and CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings Warren East. Some of the other notable alumni are former Prime Minister of Jordan Nader Al-Dahabi, Former CEO of Royal Jordanian airlines Samer Majali, James Vowles who is the Chief Strategist of Mercedes Formula 1 team and Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament for Reigate.

    Cranfield University, also known as the UK Specialist Postgraduate University, has established its foundation in not only teaching excellent programmes but also as an impeccable research centre. Additionally, the university has been honoured with the Queen's Anniversary Prize six times. As an interesting fact, 96% of Cranfield graduates are either employed or pursuing their further studies.

    The university has successfully partnered with or established close links with more than 130 universities within and outside America - other countries being Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Cranfield has also collaborated with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) on its Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems programme.

    What many students do not know about Cranfield is that the university has connections with some of the Indian universities as well. There are four such institutions are Defence Institute of Advanced Technology in Pune, Indian Institute of Technology of Kharagpur, Manipal University in Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

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