Norwich Uplift Commander

Posting Date: 19 May 2020

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, GB, NR6 6EG

Company: Babcock

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Norwich Uplift Commander
About the role

Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit an Uplift Commander.


BMCSO currently operates HEMS and Air Ambulance in support of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. They operate in support the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, delivering enhanced emergency medical and trauma care across the region.


The role will be for a Pilot to operate HEMS and Air Ambulance missions, both by day and utilizing NVIS for night operations.


You would be required to reside within 45 minutes/25 miles of Norwich Airport or make arrangements for accommodation at their own expense.


What do I need to do the role?


You’ll need to hold an EASA ATPL (H).


Would also like you to hold either all or some of the below:

• Either :
o 1000 hours pilot in command of aircraft of which 500 hours is pilot in command on twin turbine helicopters; or
o 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 both the EC135 and H145.
• Have current or recent Air Ambulance / HEMS experience.
• Have current or recent experience of NVIS.

What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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