The role

Type Rating Examiner

Specialist Aviation Services have an exciting opportunity to join its team of professionals supporting UK HEMS.  The successful candidate will be employed as a Touring TRI/TRE on the AW169 & MD902, undertaking their duties in accordance with the SAS culture, safety policy and appropriate procedures.


The successful TRI/TRE will report to the Head of Training and fulfil instructor, examiner and line-flying duties. The role attracts additional benefits such as a car allowance, touring allowance, paid travel/accommodation and flexibility on home location.

The primary function is to ensure company standards are being achieved and maintained, that standardised procedures are being adopted, and to assist in maintaining licensing and line-flying currency of all company pilots.


Additional functions will include:

  • Preparation of training/checking material such as training aids, presentations and OPC briefing materials
  • Planning and delivery of AOC/ATO training courses including initial type ratings, ground training, and line/role training in HEMS and NVIS to pilots and Technical Crew Members
  • Provide SME contribution towards ongoing development of company procedures, policies and best practices
  • Attendance of company standardisation meetings
  • Production of detailed student records and reports
  • Assisting with internal ATO/AOC auditing
  • Act as SME for relevant SMS investigations
  • HEMS line flying duties


Maintenance of TRI/TRE qualifications on type(s) and a valid HEMS line check are essential requirements.

You will be encouraged to play a key part in supporting the company SMS by proposing improvements towards training and operational flying procedures, and by assisting with safety investigations as an SME.

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures as detailed in the company’s Operations and ATO Manuals.


Working Routine

A flexible, motivated and autonomous work ethic is essential for the TRI/TRE role, with a willingness for extensive travelling between SAS’ UK bases. FTL is managed in accordance with SAS’ approved FTL scheme. The role provides some flexibility for the self-management of duties in accordance with monthly published training/checking requirements, however the Head of Training remains ultimately responsible for scheduling of duties.



Remuneration will be in accordance with the current touring pilots salary + allowances for TRI/TRE qualifications.

Minimum requirements:

  • 2500 hours including 500 hours on complex types
  • 1500hrs multi-pilot on helicopters, of which at least 500hrs are as PIC.
  • Current EASA TRE qualification (essential)


Highly desirables:

  • AW169/MD902 type rating
  • HEMS experience
  • NVIS experience including 30hrs and/or 100 sectors under NVG
  • Simulator instructor/examiner experience
  • PBN


Selection Criteria

Selection will be by interview. The successful candidate should demonstrate a sound working knowledge of EASA Part FCL and Air Operations regulations, display professionalism and advanced interpersonal and instructional skills, and show a keenness for continued improvement of standards.



Applications for positions with immediate availability are invited from those meeting the minimum requirements, by email with current CV to:


Joanna Soper, Operations Recruitment Manager


Please complete your details along with a copy of your CV.


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If there is nothing suitable at the moment we would be happy to take your details and keep you informed of new vacancies when they arise. You can do this by contacting the People Department team via email.