Head of Training and Checking Pilot - Rotary Wing

Posted 30 August 2022 in Rotary Wing, Australia

Head of Training and Checking Pilot - Rotary Wing

  • Training & Checking Pilot
  • Temporary Full-Time up to 12 months (with extension possibility)
  • Bankstown Aerodrome

About us

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) is one of the largest police forces in the western world, with more than 20,000 employees, including more than 4,000 administrative employees who support the sworn officers that provide a range of law and order services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the socially, geographically and culturally diverse community of NSW.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Head of Training and Checking Pilot - Rotary Wing to be part of our Aviation Command team. The purpose of this position is to provide direct support to the Chief Pilot in the day-to-day management of currency and competence of helicopter personnel. The role also includes undertaking the responsibility of flying single pilot, multi-engine helicopters under the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in a safe and professional manner to support all operations of the Aviation Command and the NSWPF objectives.

The Aviation Command is the primary law enforcement and search and rescue agency for the state of NSW. A NSW Police Rotary Pilot is required to operate across the state of NSW in a high risk team environment, responding to law enforcement, CT and SAR missions. This position provides the most varied, exciting and disciplined type flying within NSW.

Applicants must hold a current driver’s licence with no traffic offences recorded on their driving history within the last six (6) months or NSW Police Force Bronze Certification.


The hours of flight required for this role are as follows:

  • More than 3000 hours pilot in command flight time.
  • More than 500 hours ME turbine helicopter flight time.
  • More than 200 hours night flight time.
  • More than 100 hours instrument flight time.
  • More than 5 IR (H) ME renewals.

What we can offer you

At NSWPF our people have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. Some of the benefits available when you join the NSWPF include:

  • competitive salary;
  • flexible work options;
  • opportunity to purchase leave;
  • annual leave loading;
  • corporate wellbeing programs including seminars and the Fitness Passport;
  • free annual influenza vaccination; and
  • salary packaging options via superannuation contributions or a novated vehicle lease.

How to Apply

Applications can only be submitted electronically via the I Work for NSW website.

To be considered for this role, attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this role.

Please do not attach copies of qualifications, certificates or documentation (other than what has been requested) - you can bring these if called for interview.

Please address each of the following Target Questions (300 word limit per question) in the text boxes provided in the online application or attach as a separate document.

Target Question 1:

Provide an example of your ability to implement a comprehensive check and training schedule across IFR and NVIS capabilities. What were the priorities? How did you address these priorities and resolve the challenges you encountered?

Target Question 2:

Provide an example of your ability to enhance culture. What were the issues you encountered, what strategies did you employ. How did you measure the success of these strategies? 

Your application must stand on its own merits, and the completeness and relevance of your application will determine if you proceed through to the selection process.

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Nicole Hains via (02) 9727 1607.

To be eligible to apply for this role, you must meet one of the following statuses:

  • an Australian Citizen;
  • a permanent resident of Australia; or
  • a New Zealand citizen.

All NSW Police Force employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical contraindication certificate that can be accommodated in the workplace. You are required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status (including medical contraindication) as part of your application for consideration by NSWPF.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a rigorous National Police (criminal history) Check and obtain and maintain a Security Clearance as determined by the NSW Police Force.

Our commitment to Diversity

The NSW Police Force is a proud employer of a diverse range of people. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging.

We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples, and individuals who may identify as LGBTIQ, with disability, a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and people of all ages.

If you identify as a person with disability and require further information on the role or you require specific arrangements to participate in the recruitment process, please contact HR Diversity Team on 0429 275 709 or by email at HRDiversity@police.nsw.gov.au

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application, please contact the NSWPF Aboriginal Employment & Engagement team at hraboriginal@police.nsw.gov.au

This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 months.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

To APPLY for this role or for more information on the role (e.g. essential requirements, key accountabilities and capabilities required for the role) visit the I Work for NSW website via https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ and search for Job ID 000092PE.



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