Devon Air Ambulance


Devon Air Ambulance

About the role

Devon Air Ambulance are seeking to recruit a HEMS TRE qualified Pilot (or possible TRI qualified Pilot) to join our experienced Flight Operations Team. 

Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Airbase – Exeter*/Eaglescott (North Devon)
Relocation: Relocation package available, please enquire for more details
Duration: Permanent

Salary: £79,500 – £86,500 per annum, as per the qualifications below:

– Single type TRI – £79,500 per annum
– Dual type TRI – £81,500 per annum
– Single type TRE – £84,500 per annum
– Dual type TRE – £86,500 per annum

While we are seeking pilots experienced on H145 or EC135, we are open to consider candidates who hold a TRE qualification, but are not current on EC135 or H145, dependent on experience. We are also open to considering TRI qualified pilots. Please contact us at recruitment@daat.org to discuss further.

Increments awarded for HEMS experience based on service up to a maximum of £10,000 per annum with an additional night shift allowance of £100 per shift.

*Accommodation cannot currently be provided by DAATCL at the Exeter Airbase. You are therefore required to reside within a distance of 45 minutes from the Exeter Airbase or be able to establish and pay for your own temporary accommodation within 45 minutes from the Exeter Airbase for each of your shift runs from this airbase.

The Role

We have a new vacancy for a TRI/TRE HEMS Line Pilot to join our Flight Operations team at DAA. This role will report to the Senior Pilot and will work on a single pilot operation on behalf of Devon Air Ambulance Trading Company. The TRE HEMS Pilot will help ensure all aspects of pilot training and checking are conducted on time, efficiently and in accordance with the training plan. Our line pilots engage with day and night operations within an approved FTL shift pattern.

The Candidate

We are seeking a candidate who is an experienced TRI/TRE on H145 or EC135. You will have experience within HEMS or similar, and hold a UK CAA APTL (H)/CPL (H). The ideal candidate will have a total of 2000+ flying hours, and a minimum of 1000 hours PIC and 150 hours night with NVIS experience. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience of leading the team when on duty.

If you are looking for a new challenge that makes a real difference to the local community, we want to hear from you!

The Package

£79,500 per annum – £86,500 per annum (depending on type rating qualifications)

Increments awarded for HEMS experience based on service up to a maximum of £10,000 per annum.
Plus an additional night shift allowance of £100 per shift

As a valued member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

– 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata)
– Enhanced Maternity/Paternity & Adoption leave
– Pension scheme with a 6% contribution by DAA
– Occupational sick pay scheme of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay during probation, rising to 12 weeks full and 12 weeks half pay after successful probation
– Free counselling and financial wellbeing services
– Loss of license insurance
– Healthcare insurance

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

More Information and How to Apply

Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 22nd January 2024.

Interviews will be a two stage process.
1st interviews will be held on Friday 26th January 2024 in Exeter.
2nd interviews will be held on Thursday 1st February 2024 in Exeter.

To apply, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below.

Please note that interview locations are subject to change depending on the volume of applications received.

  • SALARY: £79,500 - £86,500 pa
  • HOURS: 37 hours per week
  • Full time
  • LOCATION: Exeter Airbase
  • CLOSING DATE: 22/01/2024


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