Voluntary and Paid Opportunities

The following voluntary and paid opportunities are correct at the time of publication. Please use the supplied contact details to find out more.

The BGA publishes the details supplied to us in good faith and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

Clubs that wish to post an opportunity on this webpage should submit the text to office@gliding.co.uk . Please make it clear whether it is a voluntary or paid role and please include contact details for more information.


Midland Gliding Club Pro Course Instructor Wanted

Midland Gliding Club is one of the oldest and is the highest gliding club in the UK. We were established in 1934 and have been flying from our site ever since. We launch onto a five mile long west facing ridge, enjoy frequent wave in many directions and are blessed with very little controlled airspace. We are a gateway location to the whole of Wales and the rest of England.

We are a winch only site and because of our elevated position can often launch to around 3000’ above sea level. However, the local topography requires an additional skill set and an understanding of hilltop sites.

We are seeking an additional professional instructor to support our seven day a week operation next course season from mid April to late September 2023. This role does not require weekend working. Following a successful first season, a longer term relationship with the right candidate may be possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated, safety conscious and disciplined team player.

You will be at least a BGA Assistant Category Instructor, or equivalent and have a Class 2 Medical.

You will have experience of winch launch instructing, preferably from a hill site, though this is not essential.

You will be expected to work flexibly including winch driving, maintenance, instructing in the motor glider and staffing the office. Training will be provided in all roles where necessary. You are not required to live on site, but accommodation or a caravan space is available

The pay and benefits packages are competitive.

We will consider part time, or part of the season for the right candidates.

Further discussion is welcome and initial expressions of interest should be made by
phone to our CFI Rose Johnson on 01584 831933 or sent by email to:
The Chief Flying Instructor:

We will follow up with a more detailed job description and terms of employment and, if you are to be considered, will ask for a detailed CV of your gliding experience.

Summer Winch Driver 2022- Lasham Gliding Society

Lasham Gliding Society Ltd (LGS) is one of the largest gliding clubs in the world. The club is run by an elected committee who task the team of full time flying, winching, engineering and office staff with the day to day running of the operation.

We are looking for a Fixed Term Summer Winch Driver for our busy 2022 season from Mid March until late September, the ideal applicant will be motivated and have the flexibility to work alone and as part of a team when required. The applicant will be operating the glider launching winch, maintaining airfield grounds and assisting in any other related airfield duties.

Ideally the candidate should have an interest in Aviation and previous experience is highly desirable. The applicant must be willing to work a flexible pattern of which would include a mixture of weekdays and weekends.

The post is due to start Mid-March and the closing date for applications is February 16th 2022.

For further information and to apply. Please visit www.lashamgliding.com or contact JordanB@lasham.org.uk.

Operations Manager – Bidford Gliding and Flying Club

To help with our continued growth and expansion an exciting new opportunity has arisen for an Operations Manager at Bidford Gliding and Flying Club.  The Operations Manager will provide a central contact point for all flying activity at the club and play a key role in promoting the club to new customers and maintaining the day-to-day effectiveness of all flying operations.

Initially, the Operations Manager is required to work three days a week on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional working days may be required as the level of business expands, including the need to work on bank holidays during the summer period (March to October).  The club is happy to discuss flexible working arrangements where required.

No formal qualifications are required but it would be advantageous for the Operations Manager to have a passion for aviation. The successful candidates would need to possess:

  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Sensitivity and empathy in dealing with club members and the public,
  • Resourcefulness to deal proactively with the operational challenges of running an active airfield,
  • Ability to take initiative and resolve problems as they arise,
  • Thorough attention to detail and highly organised,
  • High levels of confidentiality, credibility and integrity,
  • Ability to competently utilise administrative software.

The Operations Manager requires a good understanding of flying and gliding operations and ideally will have some practical flying experience.  If necessary, experience can be gained in the role and the club will provide discounted gliding lessons to the successful candidate

Full time gliding instructor – Deeside Gliding Club

The UK’s premiere wave-site is looking for a full time, weekday instructor from end of April to end October 2022.

Club activity has increased rapidly with an expanding group of enthusiastic trainees of all ages. Our fleet consists of a Perkoz, Puchacz (to be replaced by a 2nd Perkoz in 2022), Discus b, LS4, 2 x Pawnees & 914 Eurofox.

The successful candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic, and self-motivated, able to draw in and develop new soaring pilots and contribute to all aspects of club operations.

On-site accommodation and competitive remuneration package provided, including provision for development of personal flying.

Email chairman@deesideglidingclub.co.uk

Summer Winch Driver 2022 – DLGC, Camphill

Derby & Lancs GC (Camphill) are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join us as our weekday Summer Winch Driver for our 2022 season – from Monday the 4th of April to Friday the 16th of September 2022. We operate 2 Skylaunch winches using Dyneema; there’s a competitive package, including on site accommodation and being in the heart of the beautiful Peak District what better view could you ask for from your “office” window! Part time/job share possible. If your interested, in the first instance please contact our office: dlgc@glidingclub.org.uk

Professional instructors required – Cambridge GC

In support of our 7 days a week operation we are recruiting enthusiastic, disciplined team players as Professional Instructors for the 2022 season (initial contract April-September, with possibility of extension).

Minimum qualifications – BGA Assistant Instructor Rating with winch and aerotow instructing experience.

Current SEP Licence with Sailplane Towing Rating and MGIR an advantage (training for a Sailplane Towing Rating and/or MGIR qualification may be included in the package for suitably qualified applicants).

On-site accommodation available.

Competitive package.

Part time/job share possible for the right candidates.

For further details and to apply please contact ‘cfi @ club . camgliding . uk’ (with no spaces!)

Summer 2022 gliding instructor(s) – SGC, Portmoak

The Scottish Gliding Union Ltd was formed in 1938 and is the largest gliding club in Scotland. It owns and operates the Scottish Gliding Centre, located on Portmoak airfield, near Kinross. Our club fleet consists of 2x K21s, 1x DG505, 3x Juniors, 2x Eurofox tugs and our brand new Perkoz!

The Club would like to recruit full time summer gliding instructor(s) on fixed term staff contracts for the 2022 season to address the demand for gliding which has build up during the Covid lockdowns.

Obviously, the availability of these positions could be influenced by whatever Covid regulations/recommendations are still in place during 2022, but we are very optimistic!

We anticipate offering full time employment Monday to Friday, during the period between April and early October 2022. A commitment to fly at least 3 months with us will be expected. There is also the possibility of some additional flying in the evenings and at weekends by mutual agreement.

The successful applicant(s) should hold a minimum of a BGA Assistant Instructor Rating or EASA FI(S). Salary will be competitive, dependent on experience and include on-site accommodation.

Note: These positions are only open to individuals who have an unrestricted right to work within the United Kingdom.

To request a job description, arrange an visit to the airfield, or have an informal call/Zoom/Skype to discuss these positions, please contact:- ken.henderson@scottishglidingcentre.com

Instructor – Yorkshire GC, Sutton Bank

The Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank has an immediate requirement for at least one qualified glider instructor on a full time basis.

Founded in 1934; The Yorkshire Gliding club is one of the UK’s premier gliding and soaring sites set in a stunning location on the edge of the North Yorks moors and in relatively uncontested airspace. Primarily an aerotow club, it flies 364 days per year and operates a state of the art fleet of gliders (2x K-21, 1x DG500, 1xDG1000, 1x Astir CS, 1x DG303, 1x Discus B) and the location of the club provides opportunities for
thermal, wave and hill soaring year round.

The club is looking to employ suitably qualified instructors on a full time basis (happy to discuss part time or flexible options) to support the operation.

The successful applicant will hold at least BGA Assistant Instructor Rating or EASA FI(S). Salary will be dependent on experience. Applicants must have an unrestricted right to work within the United Kingdom.

The primary role will be the provision of instruction to students at all stages up to solo and beyond for up to 5 days per week; year round. We will be happy to discuss part time or flexible options and cover our requirements across multiple roles.

There will be opportunities to convert to and fly our tug fleet consisting of EuroFox 914s / Pawnee’s for the suitably qualified, and we also have a Rotax Falke if you hold MGIR qualifications.

We have an immediate vacancy, so please get in touch with Chris on flying@ygc.co.uk

Wanted – WWGC2022 Volunteer Coordinator

This is a voluntary role within the WWGC2022 organising team.  The role involves helping recruit volunteers in areas where additional help is needed to make WWGC2022 spectacularly successful in its aims of raising the profile of gliding and addressing inclusivity.  The role involves helping to develop role profiles, advertising them via gliding and volunteer networks and choosing the recruits.  Previous experience would be a bonus but isn’t vital!  Time commitment 1-2h/week, with about 3 profiles needed in the short term to help with the project over the winter.  Email us at info@wwgc2022.co.uk or speak to any of the existing team for more info!