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First Officer / Compliance Specialist

DEA are looking to recruit a member of the Compliance Team that will also be able to perform First Officer Duties and join the fleet as a pilot. The position involves working within our Compliance function and performing Flight Operations Quality audits as well as assisting our SMS.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Planning, preparing and conducting flight operations quality audits

  • Maintain and implement audit schedules, audit standards, and reporting processes consistent with the Quality Policy

  • Developing audit checklists

  • Periodically review corrective action responses to inspections and internal audit findings for Flight Operations

  • Support the SMS manager and provide input and support to the safety system including safety reporting, safety investigations and producing risk assessments

  • Offering SMS internal training and support

  • Joining our fleet as a First Officer


Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Current EASA (or equivalent) MEP/CPL/IR

  • Have previous Quality and auditing experience

  • Have a strong working knowledge of EASA OPS

  • Have a demonstrated ability to assimilate technical, procedural and regulatory requirement information

  • Possess analytical and problem solving skills

  • Proof to live and work within the UK

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in working for an AOC operator.


Based on current expectations, we estimate that the ratio of Compliance to Flying will be 70/30

This role will be ideal for someone seeking long term career development and progression within the aviation industry.

For further information about the recruitment process please see the section on recruitment for AOC Commanders.

Starting salaries in the region of  £18,000 per annum.

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and experience, please send your CV and covering letter to with the reference Compliance team/First Officer application


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