Flight Operations/Part-CAMO Safety Manager – England

Flight Operations and Part CAMO Safety Manager

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Reports to: Accountable Manager  

Location: Hybrid – Royal London Hospital / Mansell St

Team: Aviation team

Reports: Nil 

Salary: c.£60 – £65K + benefits


This is a rare opportunity to join our Flight Operations and Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) team, as the aviation regulation Safety Manager (SM). The role fulfils the company obligation to meet the Civil Aviation Authority Safety Manager requirements to ensure the safe operation of London’s Air Ambulance’s (LAA) helicopters in accordance with the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) requirements.

About the role 

The SM reports directly to the Accountable Manager (AM) and is responsible for ensuring that LAA and the appointed personnel maintain the necessary compliance with the approvals and exemptions that are applicable to the AOC. The SM is responsible for, and is the focal point for, the development, administration and maintenance of an effective SMS. The role will be supported by a Flight Safety Officer pilot.

Key Objectives

  • To provide safety advice to the AM and operations personnel.
  • To manage the LAA SMS on behalf of the AM.
  • To comply with LAA standards CAA rules and regulations relating to the provision of a UK HEMS service.

Key responsibilities 

  • To be current and be aware of changes to regulations affecting the operation of LAA in the HEMS role. 
  • To provide advice to the AM and staff of LAA concerning safety with regulations and to ensure that safety implied changes are communicated throughout the organisation.
  • Facilitate the risk management process which includes hazard identification, risk assessment and risk mitigation.
  • Responsible for managing and triaging safety reports.
  • Ensure initiation and follow up of internal occurrence/accidents for aviation investigations, ensuring appropriate follow up investigation and corrective actions.
  • Provide periodic reports on safety performance, specifically to the Safety Review Board (as defined in AMC1 CAMO,A.200(a)(1)).
  • Ensure maintenance of safety management documentation.
  • Plan and organise all staff SMS training.
  • Provide advice and assist senior managers on safety matters.
  • Oversee hazard identification systems.
  • For the implementation and constant review and compliance of the LAA’s safety requirements. 
  • To attend all Authority audits and inspections and to ensure timely and adequate response to all subsequent findings and observations.
  • Review the implementation and effectiveness of the Safety Management System.
  • To make a positive contribution to the function of the LAA HEMS operation.
  • Actively promote the core values and behaviours of LAA 
  • Comply with Health & Safety and GDPR legislation and relevant internal policies 

Equal Opportunities, In addition to specific criteria laid out above, each applicant will be expected to demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to the post. The degree of knowledge required will depend on the level and nature of the post in question.

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the job holder may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required.

About the Person

We are looking for a person with good working knowledge of UK commercial aviation regulations and international Air Law, and knowledge and experience of regulatory oversight of CAA Part-CAMO and Part-145. The safety management tasks need to be completed in line with AMC1 CAMO.A.200(a)(1) and the person must meet the personnel requirements as set out within CAMO.A.305(a) and (b). The candidate will have experience in rotary/ commercial or similar organisation who can work within a multidisciplinary team with high levels of accountability.   

Essential Qualifications

  • An engineering degree or an aircraft maintenance technician qualification from aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, electronic, avionic or other studies that are relevant to the maintenance or continuing airworthiness of aircraft, or equivalent working experience in this field

Essential Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years operational / aviation experience and a technical background sufficient to satisfy Part CAMO regulations.
  • To have previously held a Form 4 post, ideally as an SM, or to have previous experience and knowledge of aviation safety management.
  • Previous experience of working with an SMS environment and current in the latest SMS theories and philosophies. 
  • Current Human Factors or CRM training
  • A thorough knowledge of CAA Air Operations, the UK ANO, Part-CAMO, and Part-145 requirements.
  • Knowledge of maintenance methods.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations.
  • Trained in Safety Investigation techniques. 

Desirable Knowledge and Experience

  • To have an understanding of the role of HEMS in the UK.

Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Project management skills, including MoC processes
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • To comply with regulations and rules in a conscientious and methodical way  
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to deal with complex operational issues inherent in a fast-moving environment.
  • Ability to form and maintain excellent working relationships across professional and operational boundaries. 
  • Team player and collaborative approach.
  • Committed to continued personal development.
  • Enthusiasm for continually seeking better individual and organisational performance.
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity and promotes organisational values and behaviours 
  • Proficient in use of all MS Office applications. 


  • Appointment will be dependent upon successful acceptance by the CAA as a Form 4 holder.
  • To hold a current passport
  • Employment is dependent on the right to work in the UK.

Equal Opportunities Policy

London’s Air Ambulance Limited is committed to eliminating any discrimination and promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in all it does. It is therefore London’s Air Ambulance Limited’s commitment to provide equal opportunities in employment and we will not unlawfully discriminate against job applicants, employees of the Company, volunteers, workers or contract workers on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (unless, as in the case of pilots or fire crew physical fitness is essential to the performance).

How to Apply

To apply for this role please send a detailed CV with the completed Declaration and Supporting Statement form and Diversity Monitoring form to ku.gro.ecnalubmariasnodnol@tnemtiurceR.

We ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.

If you, or someone you know, requires this document in a different format please contact our recruitment team at ku.gro.ecnalubmariasnodnol@tnemtiurceR

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to candidates not shortlisted for interview. We do provide feedback upon request to candidates interviewed. 

Who to contact

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact our Senior Recruitment Specialist, Nicola Kennedy on 07890 300837 or email ku.gro.ecnalubmariasnodnol@ydennek.n

Selection process and timetable

A fair and equitable interview process will be conducted to select the suitable candidate for this role, there will be a first stage, formal competency and values based interview, successful candidates from this round will be invited to a second interview.

Source: Helijobs