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Barton Base Pilot


Manchester, GB, M30 7RU

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                      Barton Base Pilot
Location:                     Manchester Barton Aerodrome, Manchester
Compensation:           Competitive
Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                        SF54704

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 Barton Base Pilot at our Manchester site.


The role
As a Barton Base Pilot, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore (BMCSO) is a leading provider of mission-critical helicopter services to the air ambulance and police sectors throughout the UK.  BMCSO provides world-class operations to our customers helping them to save lives and protect communities every day.


Day-to-day, you’ll support HEMS operating the helicopter, as well as:

  • Fly for the Northwest Air Ambulance charity.
  • Health and safety responsibilities and strong understanding of required Aviation regulations
  • Experience of night tasking


This role is a single pilot position based at the Barton base. You will be required to reside within 25 nautical miles or 45 minutes of Barton.


Essential experience of the Barton Base Pilot:




  • 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.


Must have the following in addition to either of the above 2 points:

  • 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 HEMS experience.
  • Have experience of NVIS operations.

Security Clearance

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain DBS Clearance.


What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 04/06/2024



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