Ascent Flight Training BFT qualified Flight Instructor

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Ascent Flight Training are seeking a BFT qualified Flying Instructor for their base at RAF Valley, Holyhead in the UK. Info from Ascent Flight Training careers page.

Location: RAF Valley, Holyhead

Salary: £Competitive

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 07 May 2021

A little bit about us

Ascent Flight Training is an established, yet growing aerospace and training company which operates across the UK, delivering flying training services to the UK Government.

We want to attract and work with innovative, adaptable and proactive people to help us achieve One Mission as One Team.

We offer the opportunity to work in a flexible, dynamic and diverse environment within our Training Support Hub and on our operations sites.

You will bring expertise and fresh ideas to an environment where your contribution is really valued.

A day in the life of an Ascent BFT Qualified Flying Instructor

As a Qualified Flying Instructor on the Basic Flying Training (BFT) Squadron at RAF Valley you will part of a small niche team delivering world class flying training to Military and Ascent aircrew on the Texan TMk1.

You will

  • Instruct relevant aspects of the BFT syllabus to high instructional standards.
    • The majority of the role focuses on delivering airborne instruction but it may also include the delivery of phase briefs, technical lessons, practical demonstrations and synthetic events.
  • Conduct other tasks related to Texan TMk1 training as directed.
  • Assist Curriculum Design as Texan TMk1 Subject Matter Expert (SME) in development and maintenance of BFT courseware.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in innovation work for the future of UK MFTS.

What will make you successful?

You will have previous experience as a Qualified Flying Instructor pilot in the military environment. Qualifications and/or recommendations from the RAF Central Flying School will be essential.

Previous experience in a ‘Basic Flying Training’ role on a turbo-prop airframe would be extremely advantageous.

Above all else you will thrive when instructing students and helping them to strive for success.

You should already be an excellent communicator and you will be accustomed to working with different levels of ability so that you can nurture the full spectrum of students. You will be working in an environment which is heavily customer focused, ensuring the company provides a first class service at all times.

And you will also:

  • Have experience of multi-facetted flying disciplines, combining leadership and airmanship to provide a positive learning environment.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of working in collaboration with other teams.
  • Have strong presentational skills, targeting a wide audience of varying abilities.
  • Be able to develop and update courseware with emerging ‘best practise’ and updates as required.
  • Fully engage with the RAF Safety Culture.

What can we offer you in return?

  • Equivalent to 25 days annual leave
  • Options to work flexibly (hours, working location, job share, etc.) (please ask for more information)
  • Private health care
  • Flexible benefits
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Free onsite parking

Applications are to be submitted online.

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