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Peterborough, UK
Closing Date:
22 Mar 2019

Chief Pilot

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Spectrum Aviation is recruiting a lead pilot to fly and manage their small fleet of two Sky Arrow SEP aircraft.  You will fly circa 200 hour per year on aerial survey, equipment test and training tasks, manage aircraft engineering and modification requirements and administer the EASA Part SPO Aviation Management System. You will also manage the rosters and training of three contract pilots  You will work closely with the Accountable Manager and Safety Security and Compliance Manager to deliver a safe and efficient aviation function.

We are looking for an experienced former military or commercial pilot with supervisory experience, a current CPL / ATPL license and Class 1 medical.  Military low level, FI, or aerial survey experience are preferable.
The regular place of work will be Peterborough Conington Airfield and our office site in Peterborough.



Skills & Experience
Pt FCL CPL as a minimum with current SEP and MEP rating
Supervisory and Command experience in a military or civil aviation role
FI qualification at SEP or military QFI that can be converted
Familiarity with EASA Pt SPO regulations
Computer literate
Experience of Aerial Survey or Military Reconnaissance or Image Processing

A good leader and follower with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Self-reliant and dependable
Adaptable to change
A problem solver with strong decision-making skills 
An ability to prioritise to achieve safety, quality and cost objectives
A commitment to providing a customer focused service of the highest possible quality
About The Company

Spectrum Aviation is an aerial survey and informatics company, specialising in agricultural vegetation analysis at scale. We use the lightest class of commercial manned aircraft to improve on the cost point of drones, multi-engine survey aircraft and satellite platforms. Multiple, high quality sensors are carried on each flight and In-house data processing and analytics allow control over the post-processing workflow and timescales, to deliver valuable products at minimum cost. Spectrum Aviation is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

Should you be successful after application, to be moved forward for an interview, please discuss with your AB Agri contact any reasonable adjustments to the interview process that you may require.

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