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BIH regularly recruits for pilots, engineers, administration and aviation sales personnel to add to its talented 120-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.

Technical Crew – Support Helicopter (S61)

British International Helicopters Services Ltd operate AW189, S61 and AS365 N2 type helicopters from several different international sites, predominantly supporting the UK Ministry of Defence with training, passenger and equipment transfers and Search and Rescue (SAR).

We are currently seeking an individual to join our S61 Support Helicopter operation as a member of the Technical Crew at our site at Mount Pleasant, on the Falkland Islands, in the South Atlantic.

As a member of the Technical Crew, you will be working on an equal time roster (normally 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off), based at Mount Pleasant, on the Falkland Islands.

As a member of the Technical Crew, you will be responsible for assisting the flight crew as directed by the Aircraft Commander. To help us achieve our goals, we are looking for an individual who can appropriately manage their own workload and work with the minimum of supervision and full trust of the crew. You will need to be organised, flexible and happy to work in a fast-moving and demanding environment, where the priorities can change at short notice and deadlines are often tight.

This is a physical role that requires an ability to lift heavy loads on and off aircraft unaided, good balance and resistance to motion sickness is essential as at times you may be required to move around the cabin during flights to aid passengers or flight crew as necessary. The ability to remain calm in emergency situations is vital to ensure safety and welfare of the passengers, crew and aircraft.

Duties include but are not exclusive to;

  • Loading and off-loading of passengers and cargo including external loads in accordance with aircraft weight and balance schedules.
  • Completion of flight paperwork load sheets ensuring the aircraft remains within limits.
  • Assist in performing checks and monitor aircraft parameters and systems.
  • Assist with navigation, radio communications and obstacle avoidance during takeoff and landing which requires a good judge of distance.
  • Ensuring operational readiness of helicopter.
  • Participate in proficiency checks, drills and be able to obtain an EASA Class 2 aeronautical medical certificate.
  • Provide preflight safety briefings to passengers.

Selection Criteria

  • Exceptional communication and attention to detail skills (Essential)
  • Possess a good level of numerical and written competency (Essential)
  • Be able to pass and hold a CAA Class 2 Medical (Essential)
  • Previous experience of operating within a Technical Crew capacity (Desirable)

In exchange, we can offer

  • Competitive salary (to be discussed at interview)
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance (2.5 x Basic Salary)
  • Workplace Auto Enrolment pension scheme (5% employee / 3% employer of qualifying earnings)
  • Occupational Sick Pay (8 weeks full pay / 8 weeks half pay)

These positions are based in the Falkland Islands, the successful candidates will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy medical requirements and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

Closing Date: Sunday 3rd October 2021

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.



AW189 TRI / TRE

British International Helicopters are seeking applications for the position of AW189 TRI / TRE reporting to the AW189 Senior Training Captain.

Our AW189 SAR operation consists of a close-knit professional team providing Search & Rescue services primarily to British Forces South Atlantic Islands and also the wider Falkland Islands community.

You will be required to carry out 191 duty days per annum. This will include SAR duty in the Falklands, required time at the SIM and travel days from and to your home within Europe. During SIM periods, you will be expected to complete training and checking in a AW189 simulator (normally Aberdeen).

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Training and Proficiency Checks as required.
  • From experience of examining, making proposals for improving efficiencies in training.
  • Any role training and checking as authorised by the MCT.
  • Updating training and examining records promptly on completion of examining.

Selection Criteria:

  • Valid CAA/EASA ATPL(H)/CPL(H) (Essential)
  • 500 hours SAR experience (Essential)
  • 1000 hours PIC on helicopters (Essential)
  • Valid TRI/TRE(H) (Essential)
  • Valid AW189 Type Rating (Desirable)
  • NVIS experience (Desirable)

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary (to be discussed at interview).
  • Job Security – MoD contract
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance (2.5 x Basic Salary)
  • Workplace Auto Enrolment pension scheme (5% employee / 3% employer of qualifying earnings)
  • Occupational Sick Pay (12 weeks full pay / 12 weeks half pay)
  • Loss of License Insurance
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Free travel to and from the Falkland Islands
  • Food and Accommodation included in the Falkland Islands

The successful candidate will need to comply with local Immigration Policies, Medical Requirements and Security Clearance Processes to obtain a relevant work permit in the locations the company has operations, if not a resident in the location.

Closing Date: Sunday 10th October 2021

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

No Agencies, please.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.

Airworthiness Manager

British International Helicopters Services Ltd operate AW189, S61 and AS365 N2 type helicopters from several different international sites, predominantly supporting the UK Ministry of Defence with training, passenger and equipment transfers and Search and Rescue (SAR).

We are currently recruiting for an Airworthiness Manager, who will be responsible for ensuring the Airworthiness of all BIH helicopters (which may be on the Civilian or Military Register), compliance with current legislation, monitoring of Aircraft status, ensuring the Engineering Services Department have access to maintenance data as required and the management of the Part M aspects of Aerotrac.

The role also encompasses the line management of the Airworthiness department team, ensuring they are adequately trained and developed.

Job Title: Airworthiness Manager
Location: Plymouth
Reporting Line: Service Delivery Director (SDD) and to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) (the Accountable Manager) for regulatory aspects

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Ensuring the aircraft and their components are maintained in an Airworthy condition.
  • Ensuring Airworthiness staff are both empowered and competent to complete their tasks.
  • Liaising with the Engineering Services and Flight Operations Departments to ensure the maximum availability of the Aircraft.
  • Working alongside both Compliance and the Regulators to ensure full visibility and compliance with direct and indirect legislation.
  • Ensuring the training team have access to data and assistance to maximize efficiency.
  • Promoting and assisting in positive changes across the business.
  • Lead a team who are both reactive and proactive in ensuring that the BIH fleet are safe and airworthy.
  • Manage the airworthiness aspects of external subcontracted maintenance where appropriate.
  • Assist the business development team where necessary in obtaining new contracts.
  • Ensure that customers and regulators have maximum confidence in the organisation particularly WRT Airworthiness.
  • Maintain an open working relationship with both customers and regulators to ensure relevant knowledge is shared and learned from.
  • Manage external suppliers where required
  • Develop Modifications and repair schemes where appropriate.
  • Maintain the AMPs and Aircraft status.
  • Act as a Nominated Person for Continuing Airworthiness Management and Air System CDO.
  • Any other duties, as delegated by the SDD and MD.

Selection Criteria

  • Broad and detailed knowledge of Part M and Part CAMO regulation (Essential)
  • Extensive aircraft management and maintenance experience (Essential)
  • Previous experience of operating within a similar role (Essential)
  • UK CAA Part 66 B1.3 / B2 Licensed Engineer (Desirable)
  • Experience of AW189, S-61 and/or AS365 N2 aircraft (Desirable)
  • Previous experience as a Nominated Person (Desirable)

In exchange, we can offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Workplace Auto Enrolment pension scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay

With a number of sites across the UK and Internationally, travel will be required to UK sites in Newquay and the Midlands as well as international travel to other company sites (currently the Falkland Islands).

Closing Date: Friday 30th July 2021

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

No Agencies, please.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.



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