Training and Checking Pilot

Posted 5 January 2024 in Fixed Wing, CPL

Job Advertisement: Head of Flying Operations
  • Training & Checking Pilot
  • Temporary Full-Time - Possibility of Permanency after the initial 12 months
  • 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 Training and Checking Pilot- Fixed Wing to be part of our Police Transport & Public Safety Command, Aviation Command team. The purpose of this position is to provide direct support to the Head of Training and Checking (Fixed Wing) in the day-today management of currency and competence of pilot personnel by way of checking that all Fixed Wing pilots are appropriately qualified for their roles, and that these qualifications are current always. This is done by assisting with training where necessary. Part of this role is being conversant with all facets of Fixed Wing operations in order to accurately deliver training and subsequently assess Fixed Wing pilots.

The Aviation Command is the primary law enforcement and search and rescue agency for the state of NSW. A NSW Police Fixed Wing 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.

For more information on this role (e.g. essential requirements, key accountabilities and capabilities required for the role), click here to download the role description.

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:

Detail your experience in composing documentation compliant with regulatory requirements and provide an example of the communication and training steps you undertook to ensure compliance and proficiency.

Target Question 2:

Provide an example of when one of your Pilots was failing to meet your expectation by not upholding the expected flight standards, how did you performance manage that individual?

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 Rod Clinch via (02) 9727 1699.

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.

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 by email at

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

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.

For more information on applying for roles with the NSW Police Force click here.

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

Contact: Rod Clinch on (02) 9727 1699


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