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Head of Delivery, MAF Flight Training Centre, Mareeba

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a unique organisation using aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing across the developing world. Our flight training centre in Mareeba, Australia is part of MAF International’s Flight Operations, Standards and Training Department and focuses on great delivery of flight training in order to graduate highly competent MAF candidates, PNG national pilots and other future pilots. It also supports MAF programs in the Asia-Pacific region with operational training.

We have an exciting opportunity for a professional to manage the delivery of flight training at the Training Centre. The right candidate for this role will be open to learning, enjoy leading and developing others, and have excellent communication and written skills.

*NOTE: Applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment background checks including a National Criminal History check. Acceptance of and adherence to MAF’s purpose, vision and values is an essential condition of employment.*

“MAF International is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI). This allows staff to salary package up to $15,900 per year in tax-free fringe benefits, which can lead to significant tax savings.”

Responsibilities:

The role includes managing day-to-day operations, ensuring on-time delivery of flight training and liaising with a variety of stakeholders and customers of the MAF Training Centre. This includes MAF Programs, Aviation Australia, CQ University, various MAF Departments such as the worldwide Flight Operations Department, Recruitment, Human Resources and Legal and other flight training providers.

You will ensure efficient operations by scheduling aircraft, instructors, and students to maximise output and performance. In close partnership with the Head of Training, you will keep things moving, aiming for the best training outcomes in line with the vision of MAF International. You will also manage the operational and administrative teams.

The ideal candidate will have great communication skills, the ability to lead others and to fit well in a team. Knowledge of CASA regulations is highly desirable as well as knowledge of MAF operations, or the ability to adapt quickly to working in a large multi-national mission aviation organisation. Other desirable qualities include experience in project management and implementing the vision.

There is an occupational requirement for the successful candidate to be able to align themselves fully with MAF’s Christ-centred vision, mission and core values.

As the Head of Delivery, you will report to the Director of Flight Operations.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential:
– Experience working in Aviation
– Experience in Mission
– Ability to lead others
– Ability to fit well within a team
– Excellent English communication and written skills
– Ability to communicate across cultural boundaries

Desirable:
– MAF program experience
– Project Management experience
– Leadership experience
– Experience working with other cultures
– Experience implementing vision

Position Location (s):
  • Mareeba
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