IF you've thought about becoming an air traffic controller, then you might just be in luck as Teesside Airport bosses have released the details of an unusual vacancy.

With a salary paying as much as £70,000, airport bosses are recruiting for an Air Traffic Control Officer, manning the airspace above the airport and operations on the ground.

The full-time role, which has a starting salary of £57,151, will require applicants to hold a number of relevant qualifications, include a clean driving licence.

It comes as The Northern Echo went behind the scenes last week with the firefighting team at Teesside Airport, who are based near the Air Traffic Control tower.

Read more: Behind the scenes with the firefighting crew at Teesside Airport

According to the job advert, the role involves working to ensure aircraft within, and in the vicinity of, the airport’s airspace manoeuvre, start-up, taxi, take-off and land in a safe, orderly and efficient manner.

It will also include the operation of communications and lighting systems and the radar display console, monitor the accuracy of ground equipment and coordinate with neighbouring Air Traffic Control approach and radar units.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen hailed the job as an "incredible and fantastic" opportunity for those qualified to join the airport.

What do you need to apply?

This is what applicants will need to have as part of their application for the role at Teesside Airport.

- ADI & APS Rating

- Class 3 ATCO Medical

- Clean Driving Licence

- Experience as a valid ADI/APS controller

- Flexible

- Team Player

When is the deadline and how to apply

The role of Air Traffic Control Officer at Teesside Airport is expected to close on Wednesday, September 8.

To apply or for more information - click here


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