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Last updated: 2019-07-06
Valid to: 2019-07-11
Job Role:
Flight Operations
United Kingdom
Job description
Oaklands Global is currently recruiting a Director of Flight Operations (DFO) on behalf of one of their global leading aviation clients. This position is a key role in the senior leadership team of the division with reporting lines to both the Accountable Manager and the Managing Director.

This is a permanent position.


* The principal responsibility of the DFO is to take all possible and practicable steps to ensure the safety, security and efficient overall operation of all company aircraft.

* The DFO will deputise for the Accountable Manager in their absence.

* Controlling subcontractor's standards, legal and disciplinary matters.

* Monitoring operations for compliance with legislation.

* Providing strong leadership that conveys the company's commitment to the highest possible safety standards.

* Ensuring the management of flight safety and technical requirements.

* Responsible for the management and supervision of flight operations and crew training in accordance with regulatory requirements including and the development and checking of line standards across the fleet supported by the Head of Training.

* The development, maintenance and documentation of procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation of all company aircraft.

* Responsible for all accident reports via Flight Safety Officer.

* Issue of flying staff instructions.

* Control of aircraft libraries via the Technical Publications team.

* Liaison with the Civil Aviation Authority on all matters covering Company operations.

* Responsible for corrective action implementation within the department resulting from audits conducted under the Compliance Monitoring function.

* The selection and recruitment of all flight crew including the designation of aircraft commanders and training personnel.

* Oversee the maintenance of all company required records for flight operations and training ensuring all crews are properly licensed and authorized.


* Hold or have held an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), and previous employment in an EASA regulatory environment.

* Able to demonstrate strong leadership, strategic vision and managerial competency.

* Comprehensive Knowledge of civil aviation regulations, standards and recommended practices (EASA, ICAO, IATA).

* Strong IT skills essential

* Competent in written work, able to produce timely and legible reports and also exchange necessary information with others.

* Must be able to develop strong relationships at all levels and respond effectively to individual needs.

* Be able to adopt a flexible and adaptable approach to work and able to recover well from setbacks. Remains calm under pressure and encourage others to do the same.

* Reach effective decisions by gathering & analysing relevant information to balance cost, benefit, and risk implications.

* Understands accountability and ownership to ensure results will be delivered to the required standard. High personal standards and leads by example, creating respect in others.

* Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Demonstrates a positive attitude to work and motivates colleagues with enthusiasm.

Why work with Oaklands Global?

Oaklands Global has over 50 years combined experience supporting candidates at all levels to help identify and secure their next position. At Oaklands Global we manage all applications with the upmost professionalism and confidentiality.

If the above opportunity is of interest to you, please apply today to Kathryn Sainsbury in confidence.

Whether your profile is shortlisted to the next step of the application process or not, we will keep you informed by telephone or by email.

Oaklands Global is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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