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Police Pilot – Scotland

An exciting opportunity to join Bond Air Services, a leading provider of mission-critical helicopter services to the air ambulance, police and offshore sectors.  Bond Air Services provides world-class operations to our customers helping them to save lives and protect communities every day.

Our fleet of 25 helicopters from bases across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland has been providing dedicated air ambulance support for more than 20 years and our police helicopters have been supporting UK communities for almost a decade.  Bond Air Services constantly invests in new aircraft, equipment and training to ensure the consistent capability to deliver safe, dependable operational excellence at all times.

Headquartered in Staverton, Gloucestershire, Bond Air Services is part of Mission Critical Services (MCS), a leading provider of aviation services for mission-critical operations across ten countries. MCS is part of Babcock International Group, a global provider of critical asset, infrastructure and training support to many sectors including emergency services, energy and defence.

Scope of Duties/Responsibilities

Bond Air Services currently operates 24 hour operations in support of Police Scotland Air Support Unit utilizing the EC 135. The role offers varied, challenging and interesting flying throughout Scotland and the crew roster is 2 days on, 2 nights on & 4 days off. The position available is located at the new bespoke base at Govan and the successful candidate would be required to reside within 45 minutes/25 miles or make arrangements for accommodation at their own expense.

Person Specification

Minimum requirements for candidates for this position are:

  • Hold an EASA ATPL (H) or a CPL (H) with IR

Experience required:

  • Either :
    • 1000 hours pilot in command of aircraft of which 500 hours is pilot in command on twin turbine helicopters; or
    • 1000 hours as co-pilot in HEMS/ Police operations of which 500 hours is as pilot in command under supervision and 100 hours pilot in command of twin turbine helicopters.
  • 500 hours operating experience in twin turbine helicopters in an operational environment similar to the intended operation.
  • Experience of flight with Night Vision Goggles (NVIS/PNVS)
  • 20 hours VFR at night as pilot in command.
  • Ideally will possess a full driving license.
  • Ideally be qualified and preferably instrument rated on the EC135.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must be a British citizen, European Economic Area (EEA) national, a Commonwealth Citizen or Foreign National with no restrictions on your stay in the UK.

Bond, as part of Babcock International, are committed to honouring the Armed Forces Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and country.

Every Volunteer Reservist who applies to Bond is guaranteed an interview, provided they meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role. Whilst this is not a guarantee of a job, it will allow you to understand what may be available to you

We offer a competitive compensation package, excellent working conditions and a commitment to your future.

If you would like to apply for this position, please provide a copy of your CV together with a covering letter to pilotrecruitment@bondairservices.com  no later than 7 Dec 2015

If your application is of interest to us we will normally contact you within two weeks of receiving your CV. If you are not contacted within this period, please do not re-submit your CV.

Source: Police Pilot based at Glasgow | Bond Aviation Group