National Police Air Service (NPAS)
Salary £80,000 - £85,000
National Police Air Service delivers aviation support to police forces across England and Wales. Operating from a number of bases across the country, NPAS is operated by West Yorkshire Police from its headquarters in Wakefield.
We are looking to recruit, to a new post, the Head of Technical Services as the CAA-approved nominated person for Continuing Airworthiness Management (CAM) and subject matter expert on all technical contracts. These are specialist functions essential for the ongoing delivery of national police aviation services.
Your responsibilities will include reporting to the Accountable Manager for the organisation’s BCAR A8-25 CAM approval and to the Director of Operations for the national technical provision of assets (aircraft and associated ground equipment). You will also drive the development of systems, oversight and accountability that drives consistent, compliant and effective service delivery.
Eligible candidates must hold CAA/EASA Part M Qualifications and a Level 6 degree in engineering or an alternative to a level acceptable to the CAA. You will already have experience of carrying out CAM duties within a large organisation, ideally in a related field, as well as successfully delivering aviation maintenance or modification programmes and providing strategic advice at senior management level.
You will come with appropriate experience of staff management within a “matrix” environment; that is of team members who are both direct employees and employed by other organisation, ensuring service delivery to exacting standards.
This role requires excellent communication skills as you will need to prepare and present specialist reports and briefings to a range of NPAS Stakeholders from practitioners to Board level. You will need proven experience of contract and performance management, experience of developing and managing airworthiness policies, as well as forecasting and controlling significant budgets. You will be expected to use a range of Microsoft packages and aviation specialist software.
In addition, you must hold a full current UK/European driving licence, have the ability to travel throughout England and Wales and, on occasion, provide on-call advice outside normal office hours.
For further details about the role contact Oliver Dismore, Director of Flight Operations - [email protected] or for general HR queries, terms or conditions contact [email protected]
Interviews for this post will be held w/c 4th December.
The successful candidate will be subject to personal and financial vetting checks prior to appointment. This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 1600 hours on the date shown.
The application form and role profile may be accessed here