ITC Contract Instructors (WSO)
Would you like to play a key part in a programme the supports pilot training in the F-35 simulator and academic classrooms? As a subject matter expert, you will be applying advanced technical concepts in the area of aviation and providing assistance in the creation of training material. This position is typically represented by an experienced military RAF/RN Fast Jet Weapons Systems Officer (WSO). Contract Instructors will facilitate pilot training in the F-35 Full Mission Simulator using the Instructor Operating Station (IOS) and will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on various aircraft systems in support of academic classroom training.
Your main responsibilities as an F-35 ITC Contract Instructor will involve:
The provision of high quality training support and instruction to F-35B Lightning II squadron pilots
The personal maintenance of the highest instructional standards
Familiarity with front line Lightning II tactics and doctrine
The provision of high quality ground school training in accordance with the currently defined Lightning Force Headquarters Air Command syllabi
Acting as primary or secondary Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for technical systems as allocated by the ITC Instructional Lead and maintenance of relevant lecture material
The provision of high quality pilot specific synthetic training on the Full Mission Simulator and Deployable Mission Rehearsal Trainer in accordance with the UK syllabi
Instructor Operator Station (IOS) Console support for Lightning II squadron Instructor Pilots where required
The provision of synthetic device technical and training expert advice in order to help develop and evolve training syllabi, mission scenarios and tactics to meet UK sovereign requirements for the Lightning II weapon system
A minimum of 1000 hours Flight Time in Front Line Fast Jet aircraft as a Weapons Systems Operator (WSO) (e.g. Tornado F3/GR4 or exchange on F-15E, F-18/D/F/G)
In-depth knowledge of military publications, an understanding of fourth and/or fifth generation aircraft systems and platform employment considerations.
Ability to participate in deployed operations to support customer requirements
Worked in an environment which required interaction with multiple functional areas and personnel of a diverse nature
Use of Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
Outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent leadership traits and strong oral & written communication abilities and be willing to support flexible work hours to align with customer operational schedule
1,500 hours Flight time in Front Line Fast Jet aircraft (e.g. Tornado F3/GR4 or exchange on F-15E, F-18/D/F/G)
Recent (< 10 years) flying experience in a theatre of operations.
Proven successful experience with instructional products and services, evaluating pilot training and leading pilot students
If successful, you will be security vetted to Developed Vetting (DV) clearance level. You will need to attain and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) access for F-35 from both the DoD and MoD
What we're looking for in you:
You must possess excellent communication skills with the ability to build effective professional relationships with a range of stakeholders. You must also be a team player who is confident working collaboratively to meet customer requirements.
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
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