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EC135 Police Pilot – Scotland

Posting Date: 28 December 2017
Location: Glasgow, GB, G51 4BZ
Company: Babcock
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An exciting opportunity to join Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore (BMCSO), a leading provider of mission-critical helicopter services to the air ambulance, police and offshore sectors. BMCSO provides world-class operations to our customers helping them to save lives and protect communities every day.

Our fleet of 30 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. BMCSO 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, BMCSO is a leading provider of aviation services for mission-critical operations across ten countries. BMCSO 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

BMCSO currently operate 24 hour operations in support of Police Scotland Air Support Unit utilizing the EC135 T3 helicopter. 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 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 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.
2000 hours minimum total helicopter experience.
500 hours operating experience in twin turbine helicopters in an operational environment similar to the intended operation.
20 hours VFR at night as pilot in command.
Fluent English, Driving License, Passport, Right to Work in the UK.

Candidates would also ideally:

Be qualified and instrument rated on the EC135.
Have current or recent Police experience.
Have experience of NVIS operations.

Please Note: Security vetting for Police Scotland requires that every applicant be a resident of the UK for the last three years.

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.
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 Pilot.Recruitment2@babcockinternational.com

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 for Glasgow