Current Positions

Join the team at Aerobility.

 
 

Volunteer Positions

Trustee 

 We currently have a small but strong Board of Trustees, and are looking to extend the range of skills and experience available to support Aerobility.

We would be particularly interested in candidates with experience of the legal framework of running a charity.

All Trustees are required to:

 1.   Ensure Aerobility is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit 

Trustees must make sure that Aerobility is carrying out the purposes for which it was set up, and no other purpose. This means trustees should: 

• ensure they understand the charity’s purpose as set out in our governing document 

• plan what Aerobility will do, and what the Boards wants it to achieve 

·    be able to explain how all of Aerobility’s activities are intended to further or support its purposes   

·    understand how Aerobility benefits the public by carrying out its purposes 

2. Comply with Aerobility’s governing document and the law  

Our trustees must: 

• make sure that the charity complies with its governing document 

• comply with charity law requirements and other laws that apply to Aerobility   

 3.  Act in Aerobility’s best interests 

Trustees must: 

• do what trustees (and no one else) decide will best enable Aerobility to carry out its purposes 

• make balanced and adequately informed decisions, thinking about the long term as well as the short term 

• avoid putting themselves in a position where Aerobility duties conflict with personal interests or loyalty to any other person or body 

• not receive any benefit from Aerobility unless it is properly authorised and is clearly in the charity’s interests; this also includes anyone who is financially connected our trustees, such as a partners, dependent children or business partners 

4.  Manage Aerobility’s resources responsibly 

Trustees must act responsibly, reasonably and honestly. Trustees must: 

·    make sure Aerobility’s assets are only used to support or carry out its purposes  

·    avoid exposing Aerobility’s assets, beneficiaries or reputation to undue risk 

• not over-commit the charity 

• take special care when investing or borrowing 

• comply with any restrictions on spending funds or selling propoerty 

5.  Act with reasonable care and skill 

As the group responsible for governing Aerobility, trustees: 

• must use reasonable care and skill, making use of your skills and experience and taking appropriate advice when necessary 

·    should give enough time, thought and energy to the Trustee role, for example by preparing for, attending and actively participating in all trustees’ meetings 

6.  Ensure that Aerobility is accountable 

Trustees must comply with statutory accounting and reporting requirements, and should also: 

• be able to demonstrate that Aerobility is complying with the law, is well run and effective 

• ensure accountability within the charity, particularly where responsibility for particular tasks or decisions is delegated to staff or volunteers

Trustee Meetings:

These are generally held quarterly, at Blackbushe Airport, Camberley. Facilities to participate in meetings via Skype (or similar) on occasion, are possible.

This position is voluntary, unpaid (other than reimbursement of out of pocket expenses as required).

To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in becoming a Trustee of Aerobility and what you might be able to offer in this role to:  pollydickinson@aerobility.com by Monday 29th April 2019.

If you need any further information please email pollydickinson@aerobility.com.

Interviews for these Trustee vacancies are likely to be held in May 2019, at Aerobility’s HQ at Blackbushe Airport, Camberley, GU17 9LQ, but could be conducted via Skype or similar if attendance in person is not possible.

Paid Positions

WIS Engagement & Activities Manager (part time)

Aerobility is looking for a highly motivated, creative and experienced manager, ideally with military experience, to join our team at Blackbushe Airport. This is an exciting medium-term job opportunity, enabling Aerobility to ensure the continuation of our flying services to Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) service personnel and to our wider disabled clientele.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the purpose of the WIS Engagement & Activities Manager, working with the Director of Operations is to develop and deliver our flying and ground-based services to WIS and other disabled clients, to liaise with our funders and service sponsors and promote the work of the Charity through our flying days and other public-facing events.

Salary: £18,000 p.a. for 22.5 hours per week (£30,000 FTE)

Reporting to: Chief Executive

Responsible for: Aviation Activities Officer

Key Tasks:

· Managing our Aviation Activities Officer and the development of flying and ground-based activities for young people and other disabled users.

· Developing and delivering our WIS activities, including oversight of our funded scholarships programme, liaison with funders, ensuring quality of service through evaluation, and reporting to funders and Trustees.

· Exploring the potential for further funding for WIS and other flying and ground-based activities

· Acting as Safeguarding Lead for Aerobility

Ideally you will:

· Have a sound understanding of military rehabilitation and services required.

· The ability to mentor and develop team members

· Collaborative working style with a clear focus on delivering outcomes

· An understanding of the CAA regulations and knowledge of the PPL syllabus (not essential).

About Us

Aerobility (www.aerobility.com) is a charity offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.

Aerobility removes barriers and offers disabled people a real sense of achievement and genuinely changes people's lives.

Aerobility's specially adapted aircraft fly from various airfields around the UK providing life changing trial flights and flight training.

Aerobility aims to support all kinds of disabled aviation and represents the needs of disabled people whatever their aviation aspirations. Participants range from disabled kids through to soldiers recently wounded on active duty.

To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this job to: Pollydickinson@aerobility.com by 20th April 2019.

Marketing & Fundraising Administrator 

 Aerobility is looking for a highly organised, creative and reliable person to join our team at Blackbushe Airport.  This is an exciting new medium-term job opportunity, enabling Aerobility to ensure the continuation of our key marketing and fundraising activities while our Head of Marketing and Fundraising is on maternity leave. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the purpose of the Marketing & Fundraising Administrator is to deliver the practical aspects of our marketing and fundraising, including production of promotional leaflets, regular contact and response to donors and supporting our Activities Manager and Events Co-ordinator with the resources required for promotional events.  
 

Salary: £16,575 - £19,500 p.a. FTE depending on experience, pro-rata for 2 days per week (15 hours), April – December 2019: £552.50 - £650 pcm 

 

 

Key Tasks: 

  • To ensure that donors are responded to appropriately, logging donations into Aerobility’s database and acknowledging / thanking donors as required.    

  • To ensure that volunteers, friends and supporters undertaking fundraising activities are kept in touch, provided with relevant resources and thanked for their efforts 

  • To ensure that marketing and promotional events are provided with resources required 

  • To develop new marketing and promotional materials as required. 

 

Ideally you will: 

  • Have previous experience of administration in a marketing or fundraising setting 

  • Be organised, a skilled IT user, able to plan ahead and manage a diverse workload  

  • Be adaptable, a good communicator and a good team worker.      

 

About Us 

 

Aerobility (www.aerobility.com) is a charity offering disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane. 

Aerobility removes barriers and offers disabled people a real sense of achievement and genuinely changes people's lives.   

Aerobility's specially adapted aircraft fly from various airfields around the UK providing life changing trial flights and flight training.  

 Aerobility aims to support all kinds of disabled aviation and represents the needs of disabled people whatever their aviation aspirations. Participants range from disabled kids through to soldiers recently wounded on active duty. 

 

To apply: 

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this job to:  Pollydickinson@aerobility.com by 20th April 2019.