AN EXCITING and well-paying job opportunity has opened up at Southend Airport.

Esken – the firm which owns the airport – is recruiting an air traffic control officer.

The company says the role could pay up to £100,000 in the successful applicant’s first year.

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Applicants should be “experienced, talented, and qualified”, the job advert states.

Air traffic control officers ensure the safe, efficient, and effective operation of air traffic at the airport.

“Air traffic controllers are an essential part of any airport,” the advert states.

“We need you to make sure that aircraft are always safe in our airspace, on the ground and within the manoeuvring areas. We also need you to ensure that we adhere to all regulatory standards. 

“London Southend Airport is one of the only London airports within the controlled airspace that provides both radar and tower services on site.”

You can apply if you:

  • Hold a valid Air Traffic Controller Licence issued by the UK CAA. 
  • Hold UK CAA Aerodrome Control Rating and Endorsement 
  • You are able to meet the CAA Medical Standard (if you don’t already hold a current CAA Medical Certificate). 

The airport would love it if you also:

  • Have UK CAA Approach Surveillance Rating and Endorsement 
  • Have UK CAA Approach Procedural Rating and Endorsement 
  • Have OJTI/EXM Endorsements 
  • Have Meteorological Observers Certificate 

To find out more email with ‘tell me more’ in the subject header and the airport will contact you for an informal chat and discussion.