Safety Manager – Wilderness Air

  • Full Time
  • Maun, Botswana


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Wilderness Air Botswana is part of a multi-national operation that operates a fleet of Cessna Grand Caravans, chosen for their ability to transport visitors to remote wilderness destinations. Wilderness Air is proud to be the air partner of Wilderness Safaris, a responsible ecotourism and conservation company with private access to the finest wilderness and wildlife areas of southern Africa. Wilderness Air is privileged to fly into some of the most pristine wilderness areas in and around Botswana. We believe that flying is an integral part of each guest’s travel experience and that our pilots’ passion and professionalism can make a genuine contribution to journeys that change lives. Wilderness Air therefore sees the benefits to safety and proficiency in establishing its very own training facility, complete with a type rated C208 simulator.We are looking for dynamic and energy packed suitable individual to join our training team. This person must be a self- motivated team player, and be dedicated and committed to providing excellent service within a high pressure environment. The individual should have the ability to interact well and be able to form good relationships with employees across all levels. We wish to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the below position.PURPOSE OF THE JOBReporting directly to the Accountable Executive to whom authority has been granted to ensure that all activities undertaken by Wilderness Air Botswana are carried out in accordance with the Wilderness Air Botswana Operations Manuals in terms of the applicable requirements prescribed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana and the Wilderness Air, Air Service licenses.The Safety Manager is responsible for the administration of the Authority approved company Safety Management System (SMS) programme, and co-ordinates the safety in line with Authority approved internal safety policies, standards, practices and programmes including the Emergency Response Plan.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Establish and manage safety policies and procedures and prepare information for review by safety committee.Develop and maintain a “safety culture” to maintain direct reporting links between all staff and departments in respect of safety.Establish and maintain a reporting system to collect and analyse safety & security related data as well as record; verify information within and analyse safety & security reports.Manage hazard identification, risk management, analysis processes and report directly to accountable executive on serious safety concerns.Participate in periodic reviews to determine the effectiveness of the programs and evaluate the results of safety and security initiatives in terms of its appropriateness and effectiveness.Carry out regular internal and external safety audits, surveys, assessments, drills and reports.Manage the sharing of safety & security information and monitor and report on risk control measures taken.Conduct trend analysis exercises on safety.To provide feedback and reports to CAAB.Coordinate ERP exercises and conduct safety awareness training.Fully embrace and assess safety training programs to enhance aviation safety knowledge at all times.Routine liaison with CAAB and relevant law enforcement agencies.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSAviation Safety Management Systems or equivalent qualification.Aviation Security Management Systems or equivalent qualification.5 years working experience in the aviation industry, including a technical background in aviation that assists in the understanding of the systems that support operations or the product/service provided.Exceptional knowledge of the Civil Aviation Regulations of Botswana.Criminal Free History Record Check.Must hold or have held at least a Commercial Pilot’s License.Experience in tourist charter type operations.Added Advantage RequirementsAviation Quality Management Systems.Emergency Response Training.OHSE training.3 years working experience in any combination of the recognized aviation Post Holder positions or Assistant thereof.Technical knowledge of the Cessna 208 aircraft.COMPETENCIESGood command of English, both written and verbal, for the purpose of company and public interaction and report writingLeadership abilityWell-developed interpersonal and communication skillsTeam worker with the ability to interface with a variety of departmentsComputer Literacy with focus on MS Office, Excel emphasis and attention to detail.Experience in multi-national and multi-cultural diversityBroad operational knowledge and experience in the functions of a typical Aviation Organization.Project management skills.Ability to work unsupervised.Good analytical and problem solving skills.Worthy of respect from peers and management.An understanding of human factors.


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