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Flight Line Controller


Liverpool, GB, L37 7AD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                 Flight Line Controller

Location:                 Woodvale, UK - Onsite

Compensation:       £29,527

Role Type:               Full time / Permanent

Role ID:                   SF: 47469

The difference is you


An exciting opportunity to join a well-established contract providing class leading support to the UK Ministry of Defence. An interesting, dynamic and rewarding role utilising specialist skills whilst operating within a small team, albeit being part of a much bigger International organisation.



The Flight Line Controller is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives, and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety, and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.


The role

The difference our new Flight Line Controller will make

As a Flight Line Controller, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary, Reporting to the Site Operations Manager & LAE the Flightline Controller is to Supervise the Flightline ; Including Check A maintenance as required to meet or exceed customer expectations and LAFT2 contractual needs at all times.  


There will be some general duties as required, including (but not limited to), aircraft cleaning, housekeeping, Flight-line operations i.e. Preparation of aircraft for daily flying, “see-in” and “see-off”, fuel and oil replenishment and other responsibilities as allocated by the LAE.


Key points for the role:

  • Location: RAF Woodvale, however the company may, on occasion, ask you to deploy temporarily to other sites or support detachments at other operating locations.
  • Hours: Full time (40 hours per week). Shift patterns and timings may change if deployed to match the needs of the site. Weekends included.



  • Supervise all Flight-Line operations and staff employed on Flight Line duties.
  • Be present in Flight Line Office to assist RAF aircrew with before and after flight aircraft and engineering administration and debriefs.
  • Carry out routine flight line documentation and administration, provide interface between Engineering, Ops Staff and the Customer.
  • Administrative support with HSE and SHEF compliance ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Perform aircraft handling tasks as required including “A” checks.
  • Assist in hanger maintenance when able at technician level.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


Essential experience

  • Recognised Aircraft Apprenticeship, Military experience OR NVQ level 3 or equivalent
  • Ability to demonstrate practical and theoretical standards required
  • Driving Licence
  • Aircraft engineering experience
  • Sound understanding of partnering and alliance between customer and contract.


Desirable but not essential experience

  • Experience of working within a military environment
  • Experience of handling aircraft in a civilian CAA Pt 145 environment.
  • Grob 115 E Handling Course.
  • Check A course.
  • IT Skills
  • Grob 115E Experience Desirable but not essential as training would provided
  • Defence industry experience


What we offer

  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance
  • Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, shopping offers and discounts
  • Employee Share Scheme
  • Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support, advice and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support
    of your training commitments


Babcock International 

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.


Closing Date: 31/03/2023



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