|Do you want to be part of an exciting, forward-thinking aviation company? Are you looking for a unique opportunity to develop your career in a challenging and worthwhile direction whilst supporting a national air ambulance organization?|
Gama Aviation is a global company listed on the London Stock Exchange which specialises in providing aviation services for individuals, corporations and government agencies.
We are seeking applications form qualified helicopter commanders to join our experienced, friendly, and dedicated team to help us deliver a world-class service to our clients.
You’ll need to be flexible, committed, and above all enthusiastic about delivering missions to our exacting standards. Applicants from relevant backgrounds including military, SAR, and general aviation will be considered.
/ The Role:Command an H145 helicopter on single-pilot missions on both HEMS and air ambulance roles to support a national service
/ Key Responsibilities:Conducting all flying tasks in accordance with Gama Aviation’s Helicopter Operations Manual, in addition to any regulations as laid down by the ANO and/or EASA as amended by legislationEffective management and organisation of the operating base; briefing crews on their HEMS responsibilities and maintaining the high personal and professional standards expected from any employee of Gama AviationMaintenance of aircrew currency with respect to licence, medical, proficiency check(s), line checks, etc, before conducting any flight on behalf of Gama AviationYou may occasionally be required to carry out duties of a different nature either in addition to, or instead of, your normal duties. You will not be assigned duties or asked to perform services which are unreasonable or inconsistent with the position applied for.
/ The Person:Current EASA ATPL(H) or CPL(H) with Instrument RatingMinimum 1500 hours as pilot-in-command of aircraft, of which 500 hours is as PIC on twin-turbine helicoptersMinimum 1500 hours twin-turbine helicopter experienceMinimum 500 hours experience in helicopters gained in an operational environment similar to the intended operation (e.g. UK HEMS or police pilot)Minimum 100 hours IFR, of which 25 hours IFR flight experience has been achieved in the relevant operating environmentMinimum 40 hours as pilot-in-command of helicopters at nightFluent English, driving licence, right to work in the UK
/ Desirable Requirements:H145 type ratingFamiliarity with AOC HEMS operationsNVIS experience
/ Skills & Attributes:Communicating – Uses dialogue at the appropriate level & checks for understanding. Competent written work; can be relied upon to produce timely and legible reports. Exchanges necessary information with others and possesses acceptable IT skills
Building Relationships – Co-operates well, developing strong relationships at all levels and responding effectively to individual needs. Treats colleagues with dignity and respect and able to gain the trust of a small team
Flexibility and Adaptability – Adopts a flexible and adaptable approach to work. Recovers well from setbacks and possible resistance from colleagues. Remains calm under pressure and is task-focused, encouraging others to do the same.
Making Decisions – Anticipates problems and acts to address casual factors. Reaches effective decisions by gathering & analyzing relevant information to balance cost, benefit, and risk implications
Delivering Results – Understands accountability and ownership to ensure results will be delivered to the required standard. High personal standards and leads by example, creating respect in others.
Equal time 4-on / 4-off roster with a balance between day and night shifts to cover a 24-hour operational period. Occasional variations to this pattern may be requested to fulfil training and other requirements, but duty time will never be more than as permitted under the approved FTL scheme.
/ Benefits:Private HealthcareSmart PensionLife AssuranceIncome ProtectionTravel InsuranceCyclescheme/ Holidays: Four weeks per annum
/ Additional Information:
Apply via Gama’s website attaching CV & covering letter detailing how you satisfy the requirements and your salary expectations
/ Applications Close: July 12th, 2019 @ 17:00
/ Interviews: July & August 2019
/ Start Date: From October 2019
Please note: The required flying hours are absolute minimums. Successful candidates will be contacted directly, and all other CVs held on file.