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*Vacancies* Do you want a job like no other? We’re looking for seven experienced helicopter pilots to help us save lives...
07/07/2020

*Vacancies* Do you want a job like no other? We’re looking for seven experienced helicopter pilots to help us save lives, tackle criminality & keep people and communities safe every day.
Vacancies at NPAS North Weald, St Athan, Benson, Husbands Bosworth and Redhill. Access the base map: https://www.npas.police.uk/bases

Flying to more than 20,000 tasks every year, crews provide effective aerial support to ground based officers 24/7/365 and in doing so improve operational response to incidents within the highest safety standards.

Working alongside Tactical Flight Officers, NPAS Pilots have the opportunity to make good use of their skills and experience on a variety of police missions including fast-paced, dynamic tasks such as:
• pursuit of stolen vehicles
• searching for missing persons/suspects
• support for firearms incidents

Pilots also fly to pre-planned tasks. This can include support for large public events such as the London Marathon, Heads of State visits and large demonstrations. On occasion, pilots are called upon to land so the crew can assist people in distress.

What we can offer you:
• Fixed 4 on 4 off, 12-hour roster pattern offering a stable working routine and the ability to plan many months ahead. Pilots operate in accordance with the approved Flight Time Limitation (FTL).
• 19 days annual leave per year (19 x 12hr shifts) ) – the 4 on, 4 off shift pattern means you can have 12 consecutive days off by booking 4 consecutive days annual leave.
• Additional annual leave / overtime for public holidays
• Additional annual leave upon completion of 5 years’ service
• Career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
• Potential to transfer to another NPAS base across England and Wales
• Medical expenses for maintaining Class 1 medical
• A Loss of Licence Insurance scheme
• Death in service payment

In order to be considered for the role you must have the following:
• Minimum of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Helicopter) with RT Licence and Class 1 Medical (unrestricted)
• A minimum of 1,500 hours total helicopter flying time which must include 50 hours flying at night including 20 hours PIC at night, 500 hours PIC overland under VMC and significant low flying experience. You will also need to demonstrate instrument flying experience.
• Ability to work as part of a team and be a self-starter
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to the crew while carrying out other tasks
• A full UK driving licence

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

These posts are suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 on 16 August 2020.

Listen to our pilots talking about the role, find out what our Chief Pilot is looking for in NPAS Pilots & apply https://www.npas.police.uk/jobs/line-pilot-helicopter

*Vacancy* Project Manager (Fixed Term contract for 2 years)We are looking to appoint a Project Manager to lead, manage a...
16/06/2020

*Vacancy* Project Manager (Fixed Term contract for 2 years)

We are looking to appoint a Project Manager to lead, manage and co-ordinate various projects.

The role will focus on The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) which is the Home Office led programme looking at the replacement of 'Airwave' for emergency services and other user organisations.

The ESMCP Project Manager will proactively manage all project plans and documentation relating to the NPAS transition to the Emergency Services Network (ESN) across all business areas, operations centre upgrade, aviation equipment upgrade and installation and NPAS base equipment replacement.

The effective and efficient design, delivery and implementation of all technical activities required to support successful projects, managing risk, cost and time leading to ‘business as usual’.

Day to day duties will include providing support to the identified Senior User and internal/external Subject Matter Experts, ensuring compliance with procedures, reviewing current communications arrangements and identifying potential changes required to support effective implementation, including options analysis and recommendations to SLT regarding changes required.

The successful candidate will monitor and manage the project risk register in order to ensure risks are fully assessed, risk treatment plans are identified and implemented, and escalated where appropriate. They will also work closely with communication business leads throughout the West Yorkshire region and nationally to achieve the successful delivery of the project in hand.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree and/or equivalent experience in relation to project management and have successfully completed the PRINCE2 Foundation Level and Practitioner Level or equivalent. In addition, you will also have significant experience of leading, developing, managing and co-ordinating major corporate organisational change projects, ideally in the public or private sector along with previous supervisory or management experience with a proven ability to lead, motivate and direct staff.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 on the 24 June 2020.

Apply today: https://westyorkshirepolice.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-3/user-139/xf-786f3270925f/wid-3/candidate/so/pm/9/pl/14/opp/1747-XP175-NPAS-Project-Manager-Fixed-Term-External/en-GB

*Vacancy* Project Manager - Aviation The National Police Air Service (NPAS) is looking to appoint a Project Manager to w...
16/06/2020

*Vacancy* Project Manager - Aviation

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) is looking to appoint a Project Manager to work within the NPAS Project Team on various projects that enable NPAS to deliver safety from the air on a national basis.

The Project Manager will ensure projects are completed to agreed timescales, quality expectations, adhering to budget thresholds and manage Risk. Liaise and manage both internal and external stakeholders by building customer relationships with a wide range of commercial teams.

The successful candidate will have a proven experience of managing projects and have a full understanding of the EASA Part 21, Pt 145, Part M, quality and compliance regulations.

This is in addition to an ability to interpret technical/aviation/aircraft design specifications converting such information into tender documentation and other solutions and overseeing implementation. A working knowledge of the structure and strategies of a police environment is required.

The successful candidate will have experience of using Microsoft Project or similar project management software.

The role will require the candidate to be able to fulfil the role profile criteria, work flexibly with some travel nationally and will extend to all NPAS business areas.

NPAS acknowledges that the necessary experience sought may well exist within different categories of applicants. Therefore the vacancy is currently being advertised to both Police Officers and staff, under 2 separate vacancies.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 on the 23 June 2020.

Apply today: https://westyorkshirepolice.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-1/brand-3/user-139/xf-786f3270925f/wid-3/candidate/so/pm/9/pl/14/opp/1658-XP174-NPAS-Project-Manager-Aviation-Police-Staff-External/en-GB

28/04/2020

*Vacancies* Are you a fixed-wing pilot & looking for a challenging and exciting role where no two days are the same? If so, we’re recruiting for 2 x Fixed-Wing Line Pilots.

Here at the National Police Air Service (NPAS) we’re looking for fixed-wing pilots to join our team which provides borderless air support to all police forces across England and Wales 24/7, 365 days a year. On a daily basis, NPAS helps save lives, tackles criminality and keeps people and communities safe.

Crews provide effective aerial support to ground based officers and in doing so improve operational response to incidents within the highest safety standards.

Working alongside Tactical Flight Officers, NPAS Pilots have the opportunity to make good use of their skills and experience on a variety of police missions.

What we can offer you?
• Fixed 4 on 4 off, 12-hour roster pattern offering a stable working routine and the ability to plan many months ahead. Pilots operate in accordance with the approved Flight Time Limitation (FTL).

• 19 shifts annual leave per year (19 x 12hr shifts) – the 4 on, 4 off shift pattern means you can have 12 consecutive days off by booking 4 consecutive shifts as annual leave

• Additional annual leave / overtime for public holidays

• Additional annual leave upon completion of 5 years’ service

• Career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme

• Medical expenses for maintaining Class 1 medical

• A Loss of Licence Insurance scheme

• Death in service payment

• All NPAS staff and officers have access to an in-house peer support scheme. All peer supporters are fully trained and will listen and help staff during difficult times.

In order to be considered for the role you must have the following:
• Minimum of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes) with RT Licence

• A valid Multi-Engine type or class rating (single pilot aircraft)

• A valid Single Pilot, Multi-Engine Instrument Rating with a Performance Based Navigation endorsement (IR-SP-ME Class SE + PBN)

• A minimum of 1,500 hours total flying time and be in current multi-engine practice, which must include:
- 500 hours as Pilot in Command (PIC) single pilot aircraft fixed wing
- 100 hours flying time IFR
- 50 hours night of which 25 hours to be PIC

• English Language Proficiency Level 6

• Class 1 Medical

• Ability to work as part of a team and be a self-starter

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to the crew while carrying out other tasks

• A full UK driving licence

As part of the recruitment process, applicants will be required to undertake a test flight, and pass an interview panel.

To support any submitted application forms, copies of the following documentation should also be emailed to the National Police Air Service mailbox ([email protected]) with the subject header: "VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER XP171 LINE PILOT FAO Laura Sopp"

Any application submitted without providing the required documentation will not be accepted:
• Copy of Class One Medical certificate (acceptable to the UK CAA)
• Copy of a current Commercial Pilots Licence
• Copy of last page of Log Book

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 on 10 May 2020
Find out more and apply today: https://www.npas.police.uk/jobs/line-pilot-fixed-wing

If you're looking for something for the little ones to do over the Easter weekend and have a printer, here are a few lin...
09/04/2020

If you're looking for something for the little ones to do over the Easter weekend and have a printer, here are a few line drawings. We hope they enjoy colouring them in!

Stay home, protect the NHS, save lives

Stay home, save lives We continue to do all we can to protect the public across England and Wales. Here are a selection ...
02/04/2020

Stay home, save lives

We continue to do all we can to protect the public across England and Wales. Here are a selection of images crews have taken recently whilst on their way to & from tasks. Given the current circumstances, it’s pleasing to see deserted places.

Thanks to those of you who are staying at home & following Government advice. For full advice please visit the Government website https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

National Police Air Service HQ's cover photo
02/04/2020

National Police Air Service HQ's cover photo

*Vacancies* Are you a fixed-wing pilot & looking for a challenging and exciting role where no two days are the same? If ...
30/03/2020

*Vacancies* Are you a fixed-wing pilot & looking for a challenging and exciting role where no two days are the same? If so, we’re recruiting for 2 x Fixed-Wing Line Pilots.

Here at the National Police Air Service (NPAS) we’re looking for fixed-wing pilots to join our team which provides borderless air support to all police forces across England and Wales 24/7, 365 days a year. On a daily basis, NPAS helps save lives, tackles criminality and keeps people and communities safe.

Crews provide effective aerial support to ground based officers and in doing so improve operational response to incidents within the highest safety standards.

Working alongside Tactical Flight Officers, NPAS Pilots have the opportunity to make good use of their skills and experience on a variety of police missions.

What we can offer you?
• Fixed 4 on 4 off, 12-hour roster pattern offering a stable working routine and the ability to plan many months ahead. Pilots operate in accordance with the approved Flight Time Limitation (FTL).

• 19 shifts annual leave per year (19 x 12hr shifts) – the 4 on, 4 off shift pattern means you can have 12 consecutive days off by booking 4 consecutive shifts as annual leave

• Additional annual leave / overtime for public holidays

• Additional annual leave upon completion of 5 years’ service

• Career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme

• Medical expenses for maintaining Class 1 medical

• A Loss of Licence Insurance scheme

• Death in service payment

• All NPAS staff and officers have access to an in-house peer support scheme. All peer supporters are fully trained and will listen and help staff during difficult times.

In order to be considered for the role you must have the following:
• Minimum of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes) with RT Licence

• A valid Multi-Engine type or class rating (single pilot aircraft)

• A valid Single Pilot, Multi-Engine Instrument Rating with a Performance Based Navigation endorsement (IR-SP-ME Class SE + PBN)

• A minimum of 1,500 hours total flying time and be in current multi-engine practice, which must include:
- 500 hours as Pilot in Command (PIC) single pilot aircraft fixed wing
- 100 hours flying time IFR
- 50 hours night of which 25 hours to be PIC

• English Language Proficiency Level 6

• Class 1 Medical

• Ability to work as part of a team and be a self-starter

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to the crew while carrying out other tasks

• A full UK driving licence

As part of the recruitment process, applicants will be required to undertake a test flight, and pass an interview panel.

To support any submitted application forms, copies of the following documentation should also be emailed to the National Police Air Service mailbox ([email protected]) with the subject header: "VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER XP171 LINE PILOT FAO Laura Sopp"

Any application submitted without providing the required documentation will not be accepted:
• Copy of Class One Medical certificate (acceptable to the UK CAA)
• Copy of a current Commercial Pilots Licence
• Copy of last page of Log Book

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 on 10 May 2020

Find out more and apply today: https://www.npas.police.uk/jobs/line-pilot-fixed-wing

*Vacancies* Do you want a job like no other? We’re looking for seven experienced helicopter pilots to help us save lives...
23/03/2020

*Vacancies* Do you want a job like no other? We’re looking for seven experienced helicopter pilots to help us save lives, tackle criminality & keep people and communities safe every day.

Vacancies at NPAS Exeter, Hawarden, Redhill & St Athan. Access the base map: https://www.npas.police.uk/bases

Flying to more than 20,000 tasks every year, crews provide effective aerial support to ground based officers 24/7/365 and in doing so improve operational response to incidents within the highest safety standards. Working alongside Tactical Flight Officers, NPAS Pilots have the opportunity to make good use of their skills and experience on a variety of police missions including fast-paced, dynamic tasks such as:

• pursuit of stolen vehicles
• searching for missing persons/suspects
• support for firearms incidents

Pilots also fly to pre-planned tasks. This can include support for large public events such as the London Marathon, Heads of State visits and large demonstrations. On occasion, pilots are called upon to land so the crew can assist people in distress.

What we can offer you:
• Fixed 4 on 4 off, 12-hour roster pattern offering a stable working routine and the ability to plan many months ahead. Pilots operate in accordance with the approved Flight Time Limitation (FTL).
• 19 days annual leave per year (19 x 12hr shifts) ) – the 4 on, 4 off shift pattern means you can have 12 consecutive days off by booking 4 consecutive days annual leave.
• Additional annual leave / overtime for public holidays
• Additional annual leave upon completion of 5 years’ service
• Career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
• Potential to transfer to another NPAS base across England and Wales
• Medical expenses for maintaining Class 1 medical
• A Loss of Licence Insurance scheme
• Death in service payment

In order to be considered for the role you must have the following:
• Minimum of a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (Helicopter) with RT Licence and Class 1 Medical (unrestricted)
• A minimum of 1,500 hours total helicopter flying time which must include 50 hours flying at night including 20 hours PIC at night, 500 hours PIC overland under VMC and significant low flying experience. You will also need to demonstrate instrument flying experience.
• Ability to work as part of a team and be a self-starter
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to the crew while carrying out other tasks
• A full UK driving licence

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

These posts are suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 on 5 April 2020.

Find out more and apply today: https://www.npas.police.uk/jobs/line-pilot-helicopter

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