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Technical Instructor


Job description

Draken Europe are recruiting for a Technical Instructor to be based at Bournemouth International Airport.

The Technical Instructor reports to the Technical Training Manager and is responsible for the professional delivery of the Draken Europe Technical Training Department (TTD) Part 147 Approved Training Courses in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulatory Requirements and International Standards.

As Technical Instructor your key responsibilities will involve:

Aviation Regulatory Responsibility & Ownership

Applicable Aviation Regulation Regulators, but not limited to:

  • EASA
  • UK CAA
  • UK MAA

Perform any combination of the following roles:

  • Instructor
  • Examiner
  • Assessor
  • Develop and manage Theoretical and Practical Training material in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulations and Company Approval.
  • Plan and deliver Theoretical and Practical Training Courses in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulations and Company Approval.
  • Conduct Theoretical Examinations and Practical Assessments in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulations and Company Approval.
  • Ensure that the TTD only performs training within the boundaries of the privileges/scope of the Aviation Regulatory Approvals held, and as identified in the respective Regulatory Approval Certificates and Exposition.
  • Ensure that all facilities used for the performance of training complies with the requirements of all applicable Aviation Regulations.
  • Ensure that the TTD have available, and use, the necessary equipment, and tools to deliver the approved scope of work.
  • Ensure that all details of all training performed is accurately recorded, and records are maintained in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulations.
  • In support of the Company Safety Management System (SMS), ensuring that any condition that has resulted, or may result in, an unsafe condition that hazards seriously the flight safety of aircraft or personnel is reported.
  • In support of the Company SMS, perform and document Risk Assessments where necessary, applying affective and effective controls and/or mitigation.
  • Ensuring that a robust First and Second Line of Defence Compliance (Quality) monitoring system is always maintained within the TTD.

Quality, Security and Health, Safety & Environmental Responsibility & Ownership

Applicable International Standards, but not limited to:

  • ISO 9001 – Quality (Business) Management System
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001 – Occupational Health Management System
  • ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System
  • Ensure that the TTD always complies with all applicable International Standards.
  • Ensure that Risk Assessments are in place, maintained up to date, and used for all TTD related tasks where the safety of personnel or students may be at risk.
  • Ensure that COSSH Assessments are in place, maintained up to date, and used for all relevant products.
  • Ensuring that the TTD always applies safe systems of work.

TTD Team / Personnel Management

Supporting an enhanced safety (operational and SHE) and compliance culture across the TTD Team, Students and Apprentices.

Support and drive a culture of excellence across the TTD Team, Students and Apprentices, by coaching, mentoring, motivating and actively engaging with personnel to achieve individual and business objectives.

Support and drive a culture of continuous improvement across the TTD Team, Students and Apprentices.

Business Management

  • Operational performance – Efficient, effective and on-time delivery of the technical training program.
  • Financial performance – Efficient, effective and on-budget delivery of the technical training program.
  • Efficient and effective Internal & External Customer management and engagement.

TTD Expertise & Consultancy

  • Providing a focal point for TTD advice, support, communications and guidance to CAMO, Maintenance, Design and Procurement & Supply Chain Departments.

Special Conditions

  • Ad Hoc / Out-of-Hours work during urgent / unforeseen business requirements.
  • Domestic and International travel.
  • Any other reasonable duties which may requested that falls within the scope and/or capability of the incumbent

As a Technical Instructor you Experience, Qualification should ideally include:

Experience & Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of Technical Part 147 Training principles – Proven experience in a similar role – Advantageous
  • Tertiary level Teaching / Learning / Training Qualification – Advantageous
  • Aeronautical / Electrical / Mechanical Degree Qualification – Advantageous
  • Part 66 B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Engineer – Advantageous
  • Dangerous Goods by Air Instructor – Advantageous
  • Theoretical and practical application-level knowledge of UK CAA, EASA and/or Military Aviation Regulations – Required
  • Practical application-level knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 45001 & ISO 14001– Advantageous
  • Practical application-level knowledge of Safety Management System principles and requirements – Advantageous
  • Demonstrable people and cultural change management experience – Advantageous
  • Able to hold an SC-Level security clearance – Required

Personal Skill & Attributes

  • Excellent teaching / training skills.
  • Excellent in nurturing, mentoring, guiding, and influencing personnel.
  • Excellent in communicating / presenting across all boundaries, internal and external, both verbally and written.
  • Highly self-motivated, assertive, resilient with the ability to hold their own.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to achieve tight deadlines in challenging environments.
  • Excellent use MS Office Software and other Company Software as required.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of integrity, work ethic and confidentiality and use discretion appropriately.

Draken Europe

Draken combines advanced technology with a diverse range of aircraft platforms and highly skilled people to deliver mission-critical global aviation solutions for government customers worldwide.

Our end-to-end capabilities include customised Operational Readiness Training, Aircraft MRO & Engineering, Specialised Helicopter Training as well as Search & Rescue and Surveillance services.

Our differences make us stronger. For example, we need people from both commercial and military backgrounds to keep our services reliable yet challenging. In the same way we need people of different ethnicity, backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious and non-religious beliefs. For no other reason than it makes our organization perform better.

It’s this diversity of perspective and talent that delivers our values and enables our success, as a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.

We believe that diversity is bringing your own unique perspective to the conversations, inclusion is having a voice and engagement is having that voice heard.

Intolerance, which we condemn in any form, has no place in our Company, and we all have a responsibility to ensure that we treat each other fairly and with respect.

We want a culture where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow, and operate in an environment where they can be authentic.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us.

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