Deputy Operations Manager – Arnhem Land

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help and hope in 26 developing countries. For over 70 years, MAF has been transporting patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.

One of these places is Arnhem Land, a historical region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It is also a vast wilderness area, defined by rocky escarpments, gorges, rivers and waterfalls. MAF has served the people in Arnhem Land for over 45 years by serving together to bring help, hope and healing through aviation. To continue providing this valuable service we need a Deputy Operations Manager.

In this role, you will work closely with the Operations Manager to manage the day to day running of the Reservations and Flight Operations team to ensure a safe and efficient schedule of flights in line with company and regulatory requirements. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our MAF Arnhem Land team and make a difference to the isolated communities we serve.


– You will manage the day to day Flight Operations, keeping all flight data and associated documents updated ensuring all information is accurate and correct. You will work closely with the Operations Manager to maintain a good relationship with all stakeholders and customers.
– You will assist in allocating flights to pilots and where possible, accommodating outstanding flight requests ensuring at all times the Operations Manager is kept informed of any changes to the flight schedules and that the correct information is passed on to pilots.
– Due to the essential services that MAF provide the Deputy Operations Manager will be required, on occasions to be on-call outside of normal working hours.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Experience in similar role
Demonstrated organisational skills
Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Able to work alone and be, analytical, competent, congenial, cooperative, courageous, decisive, diplomatic, efficient, honest, industrious, level-headed, observant, open-minded, orderly, patient, persistent, punctual and resourceful.


Management or Business Diploma
At least 1 year as a Commercial Charter Pilot

Position Location (s):
  • Arnhem Land
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