Birmingham International Airport has appointed two new posts to its environment team.
The airport says the two new positions – an environment systems officer and community relations and admin assistant – will help in ensuring its work in managing its environmental performance and developing relations with the local community.
The two new recruits, Patrick Collins (environment systems officer) and Michelle Thomas (community relations and admin assistant are tasked with helping to mitigate the effects of the airport’s operations.
While Patrick’s role will be critical in helping the team develop its environment programmes, particularly on issues of air quality and climate change, Michelle will be working on community complaints and will be enabling the team to take a greater role in managing local noise impacts.
The new faces will also play an important part in helping the team strengthen links with the local community, particularly through the fortnightly ‘Outreach’ sessions, held at various locations close to the airport. These sessions see members of the airport team meeting residents and answering any questions they might have.
Ben Hanley, Birmingham International Airport’s environment manager, said, “The addition of Patrick and Michelle to the team will be vital in helping us meet the many challenges we face. We already have a strong environment programme in place, but the new team members will enable us to spend more time managing our impacts and engaging with the local community.
“The environment and community teams have also recently launched an extensive ‘Outreach’ programme, which is visiting locations around the airport, and we are keen to see as many people as possible taking the time to come and see us. The two new additions, along with the more established members of the team, will play a big part in the department moving forward.”