NPAS Line Pilot

Job Family Operational Support
Job Sub Family Specialists Operations
Code OPS-SPOP-SD-NPAS Line Pilot v1.0

Role Purpose

To fly as a rostered Line Pilot in accordance with the approved Flight Time Limitation scheme, providing effective air support to ground based officers and in doing so improve operational response to incidents within the higher safety standards.

Key Accountabilities

• Undertake necessary daily pre-flight inspections of the aircraft and related equipment and conduct pre-flight briefings in accordance with the NPAS operations manual.

• Ensure the efficient and effective operation of the aircraft in accordance with the highest safety standards and CAA and operations manual rules.

• Provide aviation technical advice and assistance in the planning of police operations and functions which require the services of NPAS and contribute to debriefings as appropriate.

• Assist with the cleaning, fuel testing and analysis, ground handling and re-fuelling of the aircraft as appropriate.

• Assist other members of the crew, other staff at the base on the ground and at the scene of an incident when operational needs dictate.

• Liaise with maintenance engineers and assist as necessary during rostered duty to maximise the availability of the aircraft.

• Undertake any aviation related task as directed by the base manager or a senior pilot.

• Perform any such duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with its level of responsibility.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior education and experience:

• Must possess as a minimum a current commercial pilot’s licence with RT licence and Class 1 Medical and hold an EASA Single Pilot Instrument Rating.

• Must be able to demonstrate experience with a minimum of 1500 hours total flying including 500 hours PIC overland with a significant proportion of low flying and 50 hours flying at night.


• Good communication skills with the ability to listen to others.

• Able to produce concise reports or other documents.

• Skilled in the use of use standard IT packages, systems and/or databases to fulfil role requirements.

• Able to use resources efficiently in own role and to comply with financial rules and procedures.

• Able to identify potential opportunities to enhance efficiency and/or effectiveness within own area of work.

• Able to break down a straightforward problem into component parts and determine appropriate action.

• Able to interpret and apply guidance to a specific activity.

• Able to work effectively in a team to achieve shared objectives, demonstrating awareness of individual differences and providing support as required.

• Able to review own performance objectively and to take steps to maintain and enhance competence and professional standards appropriate to the role.

• Able to appropriately prioritise and plan own work.

• Able to proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

• Keep up to date with changing legislation and current national priorities relating to all key areas within policing and how this may affect you in your role.

• Ensure all decision making is in line with the National Decision Model.

• Maintain a working knowledge of how technological advances might facilitate offenders in committing crimes.

• Complete all recurrent and mandatory training.

Professional Registration/Licenses

Not applicable.

Links to other Profiles

NPAS Base Manager

Tactical Flight Officer

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