Vice President - dnata Safety

Located in dynamic Dubai
Attractive tax-free package
11 Dec 2013
08 Jan 2014
Contract Type
Full Time

The Position:

The job holder is responsible for ensuring standardisation, compliance and oversight of safety and security - the objective being the consistent delivery of safe and secure operations across dnata’s global businesses (airport/cargo operations, travel, catering and all international operations) ensuring that our people are fully aligned to and living dnata’s safety/security values.
This will, among other things, necessitate the development and implementation of a dnata Safety Management System and use/adherence to proven and tested processes/standards consistently and transparently across dnata’s global operations.
This is a key position which requires both a strategic and hands on approach to get things done and drive change. It will require the establishing of strong relationships with all internal and external stakeholders including (but not limited to) dnata management, people, and contractors, as well as Emirates Group Safety, and Group Security

Salary & Benefits:
We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams, the local curency of the UAE. Besides generous travel benefits normally associated with an airline,this managerial role also has excellent leave, health care packages, accommodation and more.

Experience and Qualifications:

•Degree or Honours desirable (12+3 or equivalent)
•Minimum 10-15 years’ operational experience in an industrial organisation with a strong safety culture including safety management experience at a senior level.


•Must demonstrate a strong personal safety ethic.
•Must be capable of taking a strategic focus but also able and willing to be involved in the detail and close to the workface when necessary.
•Must demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and the ability to influence senior business leaders and coordinate a global network of safety experts.
•Should possess an in depth knowledge of safety management systems including auditing processes.
•Should possess an in depth experience in accident and incident investigation focussing on exposure elimination.
•Preferably, should possess an in depth knowledge of airport ground handling systems and procedures and knowledge of global safety and security accreditations such as ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations), IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit), and TAPA (Transport Asset Protection Association).

To Apply:
Please submit your application before 8th January 2014 23:59 GMT + 4 hours



About dnata

At dnata, our style of delighting customers is unique. That's why we attract the best people in the industry - people who can apply imagination to their work. We are growing quickly - and we are looking for people to join our global family of 20,000 employees. As the fourth largest combined air services provider, our services on the ground keep the world in the air. You'll find dnata in 38 countries offering customers our expertise in ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering.

Our Services

We don’t just deliver your baggage or the holiday of a lifetime – we help keep the promises you make to your family, clients and business partners.

Ground handling

Every day, we’ll help almost 192,442 passengers continue safely on their way – and they trust they’ll be reunited with their bags at the end of their journey. It’s the basic promise that keeps air travel viable. So we don’t take any chances. Our team of experts works behind the scenes to ensure that passengers don’t give what we do a second thought.

We thrive in some of the world’s busiest airports. We know you expect a seamless experience from check-in to baggage delivery and our job is to ensure we deliver just that in the 21 airports we operate.

We believe in the power of our people - and we're always on the look-out for potential stars to help us deliver the promises our customers make. Be a part of our success story.