First Officer - Rotary UK/EU

Job Locations UK
Posted Date 4 months ago(3/25/2022 4:42 AM)
# of Openings
Crew (Europe)


Established in 2009, Halo Aviation is one of the UK’s leading helicopter fractional and charter companies, serving the UK and beyond with its premier fleet of Leonardo and Sikorsky helicopters based in the South of England, the Midlands, and the Channel Islands. Recently joining the Directional Aviation Group’s portfolio alongside leaders in the aviation industry such as Flexjet, Sentient Jet, PrivateFly, and FXAIR, Halo is continuing its growth in the fractional market and recruiting accordingly.  We are looking further ahead, and the company is strongly positioning for its forthcoming evolution in electric aviation.


We are seeking a highly professional helicopter First Officer, to fly both domestically and internationally, providing aircraft owners and charter passengers with a smooth, discreet and above all safe flying experience. The successful applicant will need passionate attention to detail, keenly appreciating the importance of being smart and well-presented in reflecting the Company’s values.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, along with an acute understanding of the tact and discretion required when dealing with our highly valued clients. At all times balancing the unique challenges of corporate aviation with an unwavering dedication to flight safety. Outside of flying duties they will be a forward-leaning and enthusiastic team player, willing to assist on other projects and with an appetite for growth within the role, as the company continues to develop.


  • Functionally responsible to the Captain for the duration of all flying duties
  • Maintain a high personal standard of discipline, conduct and appearance as a representative of the Company
  • Support the Captain, by active example, in the development and maintenance of a high standard of professional expertise and morale
  • Support the Captain in the maintenance of a proper standard of crew discipline, conduct and personal appearance
  • Carry out such duties concerning the flight, in accordance with Company Operations Manual, including procedures, limitations and performance relating to the specific aircraft Type, as allocated by the Captain
  • Volunteer such advice, information and assistance to the Captain as may contribute favourably towards the safe and efficient conduct of the flight
  • Support an open and honest Flight Safety culture which promotes good CRM throughout the company and ensures risks are reduced to their absolute minimum. As required, submit appropriate Company safety reports and report discrepancies/ defects through the appropriate channels.
  • Maintains a current medical certificate as required by the Company and notify the Operations Team if a medical (physical or mental) condition may impair their ability to perform the flight
  • Assist the Captain as requested, concerning administrative duties in relation to the flight
  • Maintain a high degree of crew coordination, performing duties in a professional, efficient, and cordial manner at all times
  • Responsible to the Operations team, Head of Crew Training and Chief Pilot for duty assignments and training
  • Greet passengers and assist with passenger seating and luggage storage in a professional and courteous manner
  • Conduct passenger briefings as required
  • Perform other duties as required by the business



Must meet the following requirements:

  • Valid UK ATPL (H) or CAA CPL (H), or EASA equivalent acceptable for a validation
    • Instrument Rating
    • 500 hours Rotary Total Time
    • Valid UK Class 1 Medical
    • Hold a valid UK Passport
    • Holder of an ELP (English Language Proficiency) Rating on EASA License – minimum level 5
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • S-76 type rating desirable
  • Previous experience in Commercial or Corporate aircraft desirable
  • Previous Military or North Sea experience desirable
  • Must possess the legal right to work in the UK and have the ability to travel in and out of Europe and to all cities/countries where Halo serves
  • Ability to work weekends, nights, shifts, holidays and overnight trips
  • Employment is predicated on successful completion of Line Training that includes a Type Rating in the aircraft sought


  • Working knowledge of all applicable EASA Regulations
  • Strong organisational skills & advanced multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal/written and presentation skills are necessary to perform job at the expected level
  • Computer skills necessary to operate word processing, email and web-based applications
  • Must possess a passionate attention to detail and the ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Present a well-groomed appearance


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, wet and/or humid conditions including extreme heat and cold: high, precarious places; outside weather conditions and vibration; chemicals including aviation fuels and oils. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 



In addition to the requirement to hold a Class 1 Medical certificate, the Pilot must be able to complete the day-to-day tasks associated with the operation of a helicopter.  This includes but is not limited to loading and unloading of bags, accomplish a thorough pre-flight and post flight inspection, assist with snow removal during inclement weather, installation and the removal of engine covers and the daily internal and external cleaning of aircraft as required.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy baggage, in excess of 20 kgs.



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