Line Pilot - PC12

Date published

07 Jun 2024

Applications close

15 Jun 2024


Alice Springs

Job ID


About the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Australia & Northern Territory (RFDS SA/NT)

Australia’s most reputable charity, RFDS provides 24-hour emergency, aeromedical and primary health care services to those who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

Serving South Australia and the Northern Territory, the team at RFDS SA/NT exists to support happier and healthier Australians no matter where they live, work or play.  We presently operate a total of 21 aircraft; 19 Pilatus PC-12s and 2 Pilatus PC-24 Medi-Jets across our bases in Alice Springs, Adelaide, Darwin and Port Augusta.

About this Opportunity

RFDS SA/NT’s Line Pilots are at the forefront of aeromedical aviation. Our Pilots are an integral part of a multi-disciplined crew in an organisation that prides itself in providing excellence in vital health care services to people living and working in regional, rural and remote central Australia.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Head of Flight Operations, as our next Line Pilot, you will be inspired to complete flight operations for aeromedical evacuationsinter-hospital patient transfers, and healthcare personnel charter flights across Northern Territory and South Australia.

You'll work with the latest technology in aviation and alongside the best health professionals to provide emergency and primary health care to people in regional, rural, and remote communities across SA and NT. This will include emergency aeromedical flight services in the outback, delivering charter flights for our primary health care team and associated equipment and complete routine patient transfers.

To find out more about what it is like to work as a Line Pilot with RFDS SA/NT, click here!

To learn more about our fleet, click here

About You

You are:

- Reliable and responsive with a can-do attitude.
- Self-motivated with substantial organisational and decision-making capabilities, particularly in high pressure/stressful situations.
- Passionate about abiding to RFDS SA/NT values of care, integrity, collaboration, and innovation!

To be considered for the role you require:

- Current IPC (3 renewals).
- Minimum 2000 total flight hours.
- Minimum 1500 hours in command.
- 100 hours of night flying experience.
- Able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Recent single pilot IFR (within 2 years).

In addition to the above requirements, your application would be enhanced with:

- Experience in operating aircraft in remote areas.
- Experience flying PC12 or PC24 aircraft.
- Knowledge of rural and remote Australia.
- Experience and training in emergency retrieval practices.
- Experience operating a turbine engine aircraft

Our Benefits

As part of our team, you can expect to be provided with challenging, interesting work and be supported to achieve your best.  RFDS SA/NT offers a supportive environment where our people are valued, and professional development is encouraged.

In addition, we also offer:

- $5,000 annual retention bonus guaranteed.
- Remote Area Housing Allowance ($10,582 p/a).
- 6.5% Non-Capital City allowance.
- 6 weeks of annual leave per year.
- Relocation Assistance Package.
- Comprehensive ground school for new starters with State-of-the-art Flight Simulator.
- Employee Values Awards.
- Reward and Recognition program.
- Learning Management System.
- Employee Assistance Program.
- Generous annual salary packaging options to reduce your taxable income including packaging up to $15,899 of your salary towards loans, rent and bills and an additional $2,650 of your salary via a meal and entertainment card.

Further Information

To access the position description, please click here.

For a confidential discussion in relation to the position, please contact Michael Jarman Deputy Head of Flight Operations via 0424 834 400. For a confidential discussion in relation to the recruitment process, please contact Emily Pickles, People and Culture Coordinator on 0410 923 586.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday 15th June 2024.

Please note that we are unable to accept late applications, or applications submitted via email. Please note, we reserve the right to appoint to the position before the published closing date. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an application as early as possible!

RFDS SA/NT has mandatory vaccination requirements. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

Please note that as part of the recruitment process, you may be subject to several pre-employment checks, including a national police clearance, Working with Children Clearance, medical assessment and functional capacity evaluation. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a positive culture and offers a diverse, safe and supportive work environment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply