Airport Manager

Kirkwall Airport - 40 hours per week.

This challenging and exciting role offers a great opportunity for an experienced leader with excellent
people management skills. With several years experience in a leadership role you’ll lead and
motivate a team of dedicated operational staff working across a range of airport roles.

This is a broad role requiring experience in finance and budget management, change management,
procurement and project management. You’ll also need the ability to achieve commercial and
strategic objectives in all areas of service delivery.


Ideally you will have a sound working knowledge of airport infrastructure, operational aviation
legislation and demonstrable experience of regulatory compliance.
Strong communication skills are essential as you will interface with a variety of stakeholders, including regulators and will represent the airports in a number of forums.

This is a particularly exciting time to join us as Kirkwall airport, and its connectivity to the Orkney
Islands Council airfields, has created a developing interest from the next generation of aircraft
manufacturers who are looking for harsh weather testing sites for their developing prototypes. 

This role will be responsible for working with stakeholders and potential customers to develop “the Orkney Centre for Excellence” for small aircraft testing.  The Centre of Excellence will ultimately be a zero carbon airport and be able to accommodate all types of aviation technology.  
Your role will be to understand customer needs, commercially develop, and ultimately deliver the required infrastructure solution to meet these needs.

In return we offer a great benefits package, including a good salary, generous annual leave
entitlement, an excellent company pension and an employee assistance programme.

Closing date for all applications is midnight on Sunday 28th July 2024.

You MUST complete an application via our Careers site to be considered for the role at Careers - Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (

Please note that all salaries are subject to review through the Company’s evaluation process.

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