Deputy Chief Flight Instructor Job at L3Harris Technologies – in Cranfield

Job title: Deputy Chief Flight Instructor

Job Code: IMS20222904-81544

Job Location: UK – Cranfield – Bedfordshire

About the role:
This great opportunity has arisen with an internationally recognised and rapidly expanding, fast-paced airline pilot training and resourcing organisation. With Airline Academy strategically positioned globally, a highly qualified management, training and assessor team and our investment in state-of-the art technology, our services are utilised by airline partners worldwide and our delivery standards are the envy of many other aviation support providers the world over. The role is required to promote, develop and maintain the highest standards of Advanced Training delivery in accordance with current approved syllabuses. To strive at all times to maintain the Company’s image and reputation as a world leading supplier of the highest quality of aviation training and instil within cadets a professional approach to personal development and best aviation practice. As Deputy Chief Flight Instructor, you will manage the Advanced flight instructors and deputize for the Chief Flight Instructor when required.

Day to day responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

Responsible to the Chief Flight Instructor – L3 Academy- to assist with the delivery of the Advanced flying training programme at the Academy.

Responsible for UK Advanced cadet performance management.

Direct Line Manager for the UK Advanced Flight Instructor team.

Promote and maintain Flight Safety and Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) best practice as it applies to the effective delivery of the training programme.

To act as a Flight Instructor, Flight Check Instructor or, if qualified, Examiner for 50% of working time, with the remainder being devoted to DCFI.

You are expected to maintain your qualification and currency.

You will deputize for the Chief Flight Instructor as and when required.

Assist the Chief Flight Instructor to ensure the training programme is optimized, making the best use of the Company assets and ensuring compliance with the organization’s Operations and Training Manuals. Manage cadet leave and sickness demands accordingly.

Assist the Chief Flight Instructor to ensure cadets’ personal logbooks are maintained accurately, including monthly summaries and training/qualification sign-offs.

Review and monitor cadet CARS reports to ensure accurate and timely completion to the required quality levels.

Assist the Chief Flight Instructor to generate end of course reports and coordinate the cadet signout process.

Work constantly with all members of the training team to maintain flying standards and discipline.

Conduct flight instruction of MEP class rating, ME-CPL, BIFM and PIFM (ME-IR) Modular syllabuses and Integrated and MPL syllabuses.

You will represent the Airline Academy to the flying training industry as and when required.

Undertake other tasks that from time to time a DCFI could reasonably be expected to undertake.

Knowledge and skills required:
Flight Instructor experience

Experience of working with the UK CAA and EASA

Ability to work in a high pressured and dynamic environment

A “can do” attitude and able to operate and make decisions in a high pressure business environment

Excellent management and communication skills with a proven track record of successfully leading a team

Strong Customer-focused and Customer care skills

Strong report writing skills


Ability to adapt learning styles and differentiate between cadets

Ability to manage teams of flight instructors

Essential Qualifications:
Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)

Multi Engine Piston Rating (MEP)

Multi Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)

Valid UK Class 1 Medical

Current FI Rating

Auto Enrolment pension scheme

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Group Income Protection, Private Health Care and Life Assurance

Employee Assistance Programme

Discounts with cinemas, travel, major retailers, family days out and much more

Hybrid working opportunities

Free parking

Cycle to Work scheme

About the Company

Company: L3Harris Technologies –

Company Location:  Cranfield

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