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BIH regularly recruits for pilots, engineers, administration and aviation sales personnel to add to its talented 150-strong air and ground teams. Our current vacancies are listed below.  Should you be interested in applying for a role, please forward your CV to the details provided and we will be in touch.


Current Vacancies:


AW189 SENIOR TRAINING CAPTAIN

British International Helicopter Services Ltd has an exciting opportunity to join it’s team of professionals supporting the Falkland Islands operation. We are seeking a Senior Training Captain for our AW189 SAR Fleet.

Duties and Job Description

The position of AW189 Senior Training Captain reports to the BIH Head of Training and is based primarily at the company’s Newquay Airport base however, regular visits to the AW 189 SAR operation in the Falklands will be required. The primary function is to provide the management team with the specialist operating, training and standardisation advice.  Therefore, achieving and maintenance of a valid AW189 SAR line check is an essential requirement.  Additionally, he/she is to provide instruction and examining on the AW189 in both the aircraft and the simulator.  When required he will deliver type qualified crews via the Head of Training to the Director of Operations. This will involve coordination amongst several parties and may involve visits to any company operation, any simulator location as well as to other locations as required by the company.

The successful applicant will contribute to line flying duties. 

Detailed duties are contained within the company Operations Manual but will include conducting Type Rating training, assisting of planning and supervision of all type related training including initial qualification, line and role training and ground related training. Also, as the STC you will be expected to propose amendments to policies and procedures to reflect changes in legislation or changes to aircraft operation. As a valued team member, you will be encouraged to propose improvements to safety in training. 

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures as detailed in the company Operations Manual

Working Routine.  Working routine will be as directed by the Head of Training and in line with BIH FTL requirements.  Flexibility is essential.

Remuneration.  Level of remuneration will be in accordance current allowances for TRI/TRE as appropriate.

Minimum requirements.

  • EASA Airline Transport Pilots Licence (Helicopters)
  • 2500 hours including 500 hours on Medium/Heavy helicopter types
  • Previous rotary command experience
  • Ideally previous SAR experience

Selection Criteria.  Selection will be by interview. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a sound technical understanding of SAR operations and, preferably, of the AW 189 aircraft. They should demonstrate ability to instruct as well as having an interest in being part of a training department whose aim is the promotion of high-quality training and the maintenance of very high standards

Applications.    Applications are invited from AW189 type rated pilots preferably with a training background or SAR experienced pilots holding a current EASA TRE qualification on another type.  Necessary training for this position will commence in 2019.

If you have the relevant skills and experience we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com 

Candidates must be able to satisfy the requirements of Falkland Islands Immigration policy in order to qualify for the necessary work permit.

FOST HELICOPTER SUPPORT PILOT

British International Helicopters are currently looking to recruit an AS365N2 pilot to work within our Fleet Helicopter Support Unit, based in Newquay, Cornwall and reporting to our Managing Pilot.

Our operation consists largely of training support and passenger transfers to ships operating primarily with the English Channel but could cover wider UK waters.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Carrying out flights, safely in accordance with the Company Operations Manual
  • Ensuring passengers are adequately briefed before flight
  • Liaising with the crew throughout flight to ensure the service provided meets the demanding standards required
  • Providing guidance to crews when conducting under-slug load and hoist operations
  • Maintenance of training currencies and qualifications
  • Ensuring compliance with our fatigue risk management system
  • Maintaining the highest safety standards

The successful applicant will be an experienced pilot with a maritime background, although for the right candidate who is current or recently qualified under the British Military regulations for deck operations, we would consider funding an initial issue of a Commercial Helicopter Pilots Licence and Instrument Rating, which would be bonded across a number of years.

Our working pattern is based around the flying programme which is predominantly weekdays and consists of a shift pattern under the Company FTL (Flight Time Limitation) scheme.

Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Either EASA CPL (H) and Instrument Rating (H),  
  • or; Hold a minimum ATPL (H) theory and current or recently current with MRP/BRd766 requirements for flying and deck operations
  • Must be able to obtain a minimum SC level clearance for acceptance onto the programme by British Military
  • Hold an EASA Class 1 Medical valid for Single Pilot Commercial Air Transport or a current Military Aircrew Medical 
  • Flexible in your approach, and able to work as part of a team
  • Calm and able to work under pressure

Desirable:

  • Experience in a similar role 
  • Military Maritime background, operating to military decks

If you have the relevant skills and experience we are looking for, please apply with a c.v. and covering letter to  Lynn Goodwin at  aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com .

If you are interested in applying for our funded CPL and IR, please provide details of MRP required course dates and a copy of the previous 12 months log-book flying summaries.

Please note the cost of the training would be bonded, tying you in to the company for a number of years (depending on cost).


LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS B1.3 - AS365N2 HELICOPTER - NEWQUAY CORNWALL

British International Helicopters are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B1.3 licensed engineer type rated on the AS365N series of helicopters. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in Newquay.

The successful engineers will be motivated professionals with high individual standards. 

Duties will include line work, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, defect diagnosis and rectification, embodiment of modifications, service bulletins and other mandatory or non-mandatory maintenance. The engineer must be willing to undertake other duties as required when workload dictates. 

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility for your own work is essential. You should be capable of organising your own workload within those limits set by the Chief Engineer.

You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and can interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. 

Qualifications:   

  • EASA B1.3 licence, type rated AS365N series. C Certified would be an advantage.
  • Full UK driving license.

Desirable:

  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance on AS365N.

If this sounds like an opportunity to you, please send your c.v. and covering letter to Aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com

LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS B1.3 / B2 - TYPE RATINGS AVAILABLE - FALKLAND ISLANDS

British International Helicopters are looking for licensed engineers to work on our fleet of S61 and AW189 helicopters in the Falkland Islands. 

Join us with an existing S61 B1.3 or B2 licence and we will provide you, free from bond, with an AW189 type course after two years of productive employment.

Join us with an existing B1.3 or B2 licence, but without S61 type, and we will provide you, free from bond, with an S61 type on entry and then an AW189 type course after two years of productive employment.

Join us whilst you are working towards your licence and we will assist you through your final modules and provide the opportunities to gain OJT. Once you hold your licence, we will provide you, free from bond, with an S61 type and then an AW189 type course after two years of productive employment.

Tasking will include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, defect diagnosis and rectification, embodiment of modifications, service bulletins and other mandatory or non-mandatory maintenance.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility for your own work is essential. You should be capable of organising your own workload within those limits set by the Chief Engineer.

You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. 

Qualifications

  • EASA B1.3/B2 licence, type rated S61.
  • Consideration will also be given to engineers who hold a B1.3/B2 licence or suitable engineers who can demonstrate they are working towards their ‘B’ licence.
  • Full UK driving licence.

Experience

  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance.

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT FITTER - FALKLAND ISLANDS

Do you enjoy change, are looking to work alongside great people, with a range of fabulous benefits that lets you live life flexibly?

British International Helicopters operates a SAR and Support Helicopter service to the UK Ministry of Defence on Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

We are looking to recruit an experienced safety equipment fitter on a 6 weeks on/6 weeks off rotation, leaving you half of the year to do the things you enjoy most.

As a core member of the team, the successful candidate will be the on-site expert, carrying out the modification, maintenance, diagnostics and repair of the Survival Equipment (SE) for the support helicopter and SAR crews.

Main responsibilities:

  • Maintain, test and repair aircrew equipment used in flight and during aircraft emergencies.
  • Pack and maintain life jackets, helmets, Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s) and any other safety equipment not attached to the aircraft.
  • Inspection of kit ready for next use.

Experience:

  • At least two years’ experience as a Safety Equipment fitter. 
  • Experience in the SAR environment would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be a motivated professional with high standards and great attention to detail. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, you must also be punctual, conscientious and adept at managing your workload effectively, with minimal supervision.

You must also be a team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated group and have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. 

The successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

If you feel this role is the job for you then please email in your cv to  Aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com and someone from the team will contact you. 

Competitive remuneration, salary including allowances circa £32,000.

Closing date: 31st January 2020

British International Helicopters is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

FOST HELICOPTER SUPPORT PILOT

British International Helicopters has an exciting opportunity for a Pilot to join our small team of professionals at our Newquay Base, flying the AS365N2. Our Pilots form an integral and important part of our team with this role supporting one of our key clients.

This is a permanent position on the AS365N2.

The successful candidate will be an experienced pilot with a military maritime background operating on our naval support contract, reporting to the Managing Pilot. Roles within the operation involve passenger transfer to ships within the English Channel but can be located elsewhere. Flights are also undertaken on other roles including training support. Deck operations to ships are a core requirement in this challenging environment.

Some specific tasks required of our pilots include:

  • Maintenance of training currencies and qualifications
  • Carrying out flights safely in accordance with the Company Operations Manual
  • Ensuring compliance with the Fatigue Risk Management System. 
  • Liaising with the crew throughout flight to ensure the service provided meets the demanding standards required
  • Ensuring passengers are adequately briefed before flight
  • Maintaining the highest safety standards 
  • Providing guidance to crews when conducting under-slung load and Hoist operations.

Skills and Experience

Essential:   

  • Must have Military Maritime background, operating to military decks.
  • Must be able to obtain a minimum SC level clearance for acceptance onto the programme by British Military.
  • EASA CPL(H) and Instrument Rating (H)
  • Have passed an initial medical or assessment and is found fit to discharge the duties outlined above.

Desirable:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Alternative Skills and Experience
  • For the right candidate, with the following skills and experience, financial assistance for the initial issue of a CPL(H) and IR will be considered:
  • Hold ATPL(H) theory
  • Current or very recently current with MRP/BRd766 requirements for flying and deck operations
  • Current Military Aircrew Medical.

If applying using these requirements, please provide details of MRP required course dates and a copy of the previous 12 months logbook flying summaries. The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures as detailed in the company Operations Manual. 

They will undertake training courses and testing as required by the company at whichever location is necessary.  This will also include training and testing to maintain compliance with the Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications. 

The working pattern is based around the flying programme which is predominantly weekdays and consists of a shift pattern.

If you have the relevant skills and experience, we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to Aviation.Recruitment@patriot.uk.com and one of the team will contact you.

Candidates must be able to satisfy the requirements of BIH and our customer in order to gain approval to fly on this operation.

LICENSED HELICOPTER ENGINEERS B1.3 AND/OR B2

Do you enjoy change and are looking to work on a number of different aircraft types, with great people and a range of fabulous benefits that can let you live life flexibly?

British International Helicopters currently operate AW 189, S61 and AS365 N2 type helicopters from a number of different sites around the globe, predominantly supporting the Ministry of Defence with training, passenger transfers, tasking and SAR.

As we move our business forward, we are looking for flexible people to join us in our new phase of exciting expansion, with additional aircraft types coming soon (AW139).

You will need to be qualified in one or more of our existing aircraft types, although we are willing to support the right candidates with additional type ratings that fit with our operation.  Having a ‘C’ licence in one or more types would be an advantage.

Working on both line and base maintenance, you will need to be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

Ideal candidates will have the ability to work with minimal supervision. You must also be an effective team player and be able to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. Organising your workload within the limits set and taking responsibility for your own work is also essential.

We can offer a number of different working contracts including:

  • Annual Hours Flexible contract (minimum 1000 hrs per year) – We agree at interview the number of hours you can commit to us, and the company will plan that in with our work schedule, giving you a minimum of 1 months’ notice of our requirements including working location, hours and transport arrangements), leaving you the flexibility to work elsewhere if you want during your time off.
  • 6 month working per annum (Falklands only, on a 6 weeks on/6 weeks off rotation) 
  • Full time permanent contracts (Newquay only, on a Monday – Friday 42.5 hours p/w) 
  • Fixed Term employment contracts of 6 or 12 months

The benefits you can expect to enjoy from us are:

  • Pay dependent on qualifications and number of applicable type ratings
  • 33 days paid annual leave per year (pro rata where appropriate)
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance
  • Sick pay
  • Fully funded training opportunities on new aircraft types (some unbonded)
  • Accommodation or accommodation allowance* 
  • Additional travel allowance paid within your salary to help toward travel from home to your place of work * 

If you are interested, please send your c.v and details to:  Aviation.recruitment@patriot and one of our team will contact you.

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