Head of Compliance - Wakefield

£54,063 - £57,708
06 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Compliance
National Police Air Service (NPAS)
Salary: £54,063 - £57,708
Ref: XPC094

The National Police Air Service delivers aviation support to police forces across England and Wales. Operating from a number of bases across the country, NPAS is operated by West Yorkshire Police from its headquarters in Wakefield.

As one of the largest police aviation providers in the world we take a pride in ensuring that we achieve the highest standards of safety and Compliance. We are seeking to recruit a Head of Compliance based at our Headquarters in Wakefield to continue to challenge and support our development and embed a safety culture that is second to none.

In this new and exciting role, you will lead the Compliance Team, playing a central role in developing the NPAS Audit Programme and driving improvements in our Safety Management System (SMS) and Quality Management System (QMS).

We believe that this is a unique opportunity; suiting a candidate who holds an Aviation Quality Audit Qualification or accreditation acceptable to CAA. You must be able to show a successful track record in aviation quality and compliance management, including relevant exposure to the aircraft maintenance environment and regulatory environments. You will also be able to use a range of relevant software solutions.

You will come with substantial experience of staff management within a “matrix” environment (team members who are both direct employees and employed by other organisation) ensuring service delivery to rigid standards, along with substantial knowledge and understanding of performance management.

We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to prepare and present specialist reports and training to a range of NPAS Stakeholders, together with experience of managing and meeting obligations under Health and Safety legislation and estates management.

In addition, you will hold a current, full UK/European driving licence, and will be provided vehicle for business purposes and travel throughout England and Wales to meet business commitments. You will also be expected to provide an on-call service outside normal office hours.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 1600 hours on the date shown.

The online application form and Role Profile may be accessed by clicking on the 'Apply' button.

Closing date: 23 January 2017