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Deputy Head Of Training

Salary: Competitive


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14 June 2019



Job Description
Zenon Aviation have been commissioned by a leading provider of flight training to source a Deputy Head of Training on a permanent basis for their operation in Europe.

Our client is a EASA Approved ATO with key locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, with more than 30 years of world-class flight training experience to meet the rapid growth in demand for commercial pilots globally.


• Competitive Salary

Main Duties and Responsibilities:-

• Responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of ground and flight training in assigned classrooms and training aircraft
• Maintain contact with Account Executives, Scheduling, Regulatory and Standards to facilitate seamless delivery of training
• Ensure quarterly Standards meetings are held to continuously improve the standardization of instructors and ensure compliance within the network
• Assist in the conduct of annual Quality Assurance checks of instructors
• Liaise with Training Standards and Global Program Lead to ensure courseware content is current and contains all customer required material
• Ensure instructors have adequate tools to access current regulatory, network, and local training materials
• Ensure highest standard of instructor staff
• Develop and monitor instructor training plans
• Ensure that Initial and Recurrent training requirements for all instructors and examiners are met
• Assure all instructors in assigned fleet (s) are fully authorized and qualified for all assigned duties
• Calculate the required number of instructors to meet the commercial training requirement
• Develop the annual client course training plan and course schedules based upon Sales projections
• Manage resources to meet or exceed the required number of training events
• Manage the optimal mix of full time, part time, and freelance instructors to meet the training need
• Maintain a minimum of two full time instructors as examiners for each required regulatory authority
• Responsible for client training records to ensure the highest possible standard for accuracy and timely completion
• Monitor all assigned instructor staff qualification currency (full time, freelance, support)
• Ensure all training materials and devices are current
• Assign and maintain a qualified Lead Instructor on each type, and ensure that the assigned Lead IP’s duties and responsibilities are adhered to
• Update instructor HR profiles to include compensation changes, allowances, transfers, promotions and leaves of absence
• Conduct instructor annual performance evaluation reviews
• Monitor client progress and ensure that recommended remedial training sessions are approved by the associated Account Executive

Minimum Skills and Experience:-

• Working knowledge of EASA with other aviation regulators and regulations would be beneficial
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Previously held a management position within an Aviation Training environment.
• Stakeholder management experience
• Process improvement and customer/client satisfaction driven
• Ability to focus and work in a fast paced 24/7 environment
• Holds or held an Air Transport License
• Previous experience as an Instructor, or equivalent
• Training and operations career in aviation-related business acceptable to regulatory authorities

Why Choose Zenon Aviation?

In the ever changing and dynamic market place, Zenon Aviation knows that the support and care we provide to candidates is vital in assisting you in achieving your career aspirations. Our team of dedicated consultants will deal with you application efficiently and more importantly confidentially, providing a professional and reliable service.

If the above opportunity is of interest to you please forward your CV to in confidence.

Alternatively, for a confidential call with our Recruitment Consultant Ashley Ewen, please phone 01483 332000

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and unless you hear from us within 10 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Only candidates with the right to work within the EU will be considered.

Zenon Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.