Chief Flying Instructor

  • Skyborne Airline Academy
  • London, UK
  • 12/02/2019
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Job Description - Chief Flying Instructor

Location: Skyborne Airline Academy, UK

Responsible to: Head of Training

1. Overview and Objectives of the Position:

The Chief Flying Instructor is responsible for the flying operations of Skyborne Airline Academy, this includes safety, quality and compliance. The incumbent will follow established procedures but has the ability to adapt and innovate as the situation may require. There is a strong focus on quality with a continuous drive towards process improvement & customer satisfaction.

2. Key Relationships:

i. Head of Training

ii. Safety & Compliance Monitoring Manager

iii. Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor

iv. Operations Manager

v. Head of Sales & Marketing

vi. Finance Manager

vii. Senior Management Team

3. Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

i. Responsible for promoting flight safety throughout the school.

ii. Accountable for ensuring that the school is in compliance with the local regulatory requirements with regard to delivery of flight training.

iii. Defining and monitoring the required quality and standard of flight training given by the training staff.

iv. Ensuring training policies and processes are suitable for task and regulatory requirements.

v. Communicating/promoting policies, procedures and standards throughout the school.

vi. Ensuring that all flight training documentation, manuals and courseware are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of the business.

vii. Ensuring that flight training is delivered to meet Skyborne Airline Academy objective of being the safest, highest quality and customer focused training school in the world.

viii. Management and development of all instructors on base.

4. Qualifications, Experience and Personal Qualities:

i. Hold a current EASA FI professional pilot license.

ii. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, to motivate and encourage staff, to deal effectively with internal and external contacts ranging from executive to administrative levels.

iii. Demonstrable record of leadership in a flight training management role.

iv. Extensive experience in training as an instructor for professional pilots license.

v. No aircraft accident or aviation violation convictions.

vi. Ability to concentrate and work in a fast-paced environment.

vii. Readily accepts changes and adjusts accordingly.

viii. Ability to maintain strong customer orientation under adverse circumstances.

5. Geographical Coverage:
  • EASA operations

6. Key Performance Indicators:
  • Student pass rates
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety - mishap rate
  • Regulatory inspection results - non-conformances

7. Safety Accountabilities:
  • Accountable for the safe flight operations of the company

8. Safety Responsibilities

i. Safe operation of company aircraft in line with EASA, CAA and company requirements

ii. Effective safe communication with students and other departments (internal and external)

iii. Ensuring the safety at all times of all students within Flight School

iv. Ensure both own and the safety of other personnel in the vicinity of the working environment

v. Perform tasks in compliance with regulations and company procedures

vi. Practice and promote the Company's Safety policy and Just Culture

vii. Participate in safety briefings, meetings and events as appropriate

viii. Know their role in the company's ERP

Commencement date ASAP 2018

Application process

CV and Interview

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