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HEMS Captain


Cambridge, GB, CB5 8RX

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:             Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Captain 
Location:             Cambridge Airport
Compensation:   Attractive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF51056


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Captain at our Cambridge Airport site.


The role

As a HEMS Captain you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary; you'll be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance, providing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services across the English counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.


You'll operate Multi-Pilot HEMS and Air Ambulance missions, both by day and utilising NVIS for night operations, delivering enhanced emergency medical and trauma care across the region.


This role is full-time, and base onsite at Cambridge Airport. The HEMS Captain is required to reside within 45-minutes / 25-miles of Cambridge Airport, or make arrangements for accommodation at their own expense.


Essential experience of the HEMS Captain:

  • Hold an EASA ATPL (H)


  • 1000-hours pilot in command of aircraft of which 500-hours is pilot in command on twin turbine helicopters;


  • 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


Other Requirements for the HEMS Captain:

  • Clear, concise English language and communication skills
  • Full Driving License
  • Current / valid passport
  • Hold, or be able to achieve SC security clearance 


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


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