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Head of Ground Operations – Compliance

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Ryanair are currently recruiting for a Head of Ground Operations – Compliance to join Europe’s Largest Airline Group.

The Head of Ground Operations – Compliance is an important role within the company and is responsible for continued regulatory compliance for our Ground Operations function (Front of House & Ramp) around the network. The successful candidate will assume the role of ‘Nominated Person Ground Operations’

Reporting to the Director of Ground Operations, this person will be responsible for Ryanair Ground Operations compliance with the applicable EU regulations and compliance of functions carried out by our internal Ground Operations team of over 500 employed staff and relationships with 3rd Party Handling Agencies to deliver the most efficient airline operations in Europe.

Key responsibilities include

  • Managing and overseeing the regulatory & compliance for: Ground Operations organisation across 95 European bases and over 250 airports
  • Ensuring Ryanair’s continued excellent safety record
  • Ensuring Ryanair’s compliance with EU Regulations
  • Maintaining Ryanair’s industry leading punctuality
  • Ensuring the people resources and facilities are in place to allow the airline grow


  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a GOPs or previous experience as a ‘Nominated Person’
  • Able to demonstrate exceptional organisational skills.
  • Proven track record as a senior manager in an operations function
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Have the flexibility to travel across Europe, at least once per week


  • Competitive salary
  • Discounted and unlimited travel to over 250 destinations
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit – Up to 2 times of annual basic salary
  • 20 Days Annual Leave – Increasing to 22 days after 12 months and 25 days after 3 years of continuous service.
  • Option for up to 5 additional unpaid leave days per year
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  • Unrivalled career progression

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