King Charles hunts for high-flyer to join helicopter team

Helicopter king charlesSomething for the weekend: Recruitment efforts have taken flight for an operations officer to take a grounded role on King Charles’ helicopter flight team.

The job, listed on the royal household website, is a permanent, full-time position at 37.5 hours per week, for £34,000 per year. This includes working flexibly to cover operations, as well as out of office hours.

The helicopter flight team consists of pilots and ground support. The operations officer will provide information, organisation and communications to aid with daily operations, including monitoring the progress of flights, ensuring sites have been surveyed, and overseeing schedule arrangements.

The right candidate should be within easy reach of Odiham in Hampshire, and their application should land by 22 January 2023.

The job advert stated: “With excellent organisational skills and significant experience in an administrative role, preferably in an air operations environment, you’ll be confident co-ordinating a busy daily schedule…You’ll possess excellent attention to detail which will equip you to plan complex itineraries. Along with a proactive and flexible approach, you’ll be able to adapt to a busy and varied workload. With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you’ll be a natural team player.”

In November last year, the royal household was digging around for a gardens manager to take care of the Buckingham Palace Gardens, but this is a very different spin on working for the royal family.

The royal household provides 25 days of annual leave, rising incrementally to 30 days after 10 years of service, plus public and bank holidays. Employees can also access life assurance and death-in-service benefits of four-times salary. Complimentary lunch is provided for all staff, while some employees are entitled to subsidised meals and accommodation.

Here at Employee Benefits, we think this is sounds like a high-flying opportunity for the right candidate!