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.

BGA Visual Media Manager

The BGA is looking for a volunteer visual media manager.

Gliding is a visually stunning activity. There is a huge amount of available visual media which if carefully managed and presented can through social media e.g. through Youtube, Instagram and Facebook help people to discover gliding and want to learn more.

The primary role of the visual media manager is to manage, develop and prioritise sources of engaging online visual media that can be utilised by the BGA and BGA clubs within marketing initiatives.  The secondary role is to advise the BGA on its use of visual media. It may be that this role could work well for someone looking to further develop a career in media.

Please contact Pete Stratten at pete@gliding.co.uk for more information.

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!

Lasham Gliding Society Ltd Chief Engineer/LGS Technical Officer

Lasham Gliding Society Ltd is looking for a Chief Engineer/Technical Officer to head up our busy in-house aircraft engineering team.

Role description.  The Chief engineer will be responsible for the management of all aircraft engineering staff, the observance of safe H+S practices and the quality control of all the aircraft workshop output.  The Chief Engineer will report to the General Manager and is expected to work closely with Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) and Maintenance Manager; and will be line manager of all LGS engineers.

Qualifications required:

  • Senior BGA Glider Inspector:  Chief Engineer/ ARC Signatory requiring CAA Part 66 L1/L2 license (or equivalent) and extensive experience at complex repairs for which Lasham has the CAA List 1 status.
  • Self-Sustaining Sailplane – requires L2 Part 66 license.
  • Self-launching Sailplane & Touring Motor Glider – requires L2 Part 66 license.
  • Wood Repair/Composite  – must have formal accreditation or rating.
  • Current BGA Continuation Training.
  • Previous experience in a commercial aircraft workshop environment is desirable, but not essential in the role.
  • If not already qualified to maintain powered aircraft be prepared to work towards the relevant certification to allow tug maintenance in-house.

Working Hours/Benefits:

Working hours:  40 hours per week.   Holiday entitlement is 25 days plus 8 public holidays.  Competitive pay and benefits package, a generous contributory pension scheme and a food allowance in the restaurant.

Application deadline: 15th September 2021.  Suitable candidates may be considered and/or selected at any time prior to that date.   Start work at Lasham in February 2022, or earlier if possible.

Contact office@lasham.org.uk for more details including full job description.

Bognor Regis Gliding Club Instructors and Winch Drivers – voluntary

Bognor Regis Gliding Club needs volunteers for instructing & winch driving in the new year. A one-off discounted membership 2020 for experienced pilots who are willing put the time in & help to train a team of pilots. Enjoy the fabulous views launching from our 610m tarmac runway and 1.1 km of grass, with winch launches to 1400′. Hangarage available FOC for a loaned tug aircraft & two seater training glider made available for club use with insurance and maintenance paid by the club. Join our exciting adventure, be part of something very new and help to shape its future. For more information, please contact Julian Hitchcock at enquiries@brgc.co.uk

BGA Airspace Committee – voluntary

The BGA Airspace Committee engages with gliding clubs and with other airspace stakeholders with the aim of maintaining reasonably safe airspace and freedom of movement for gliding. The work is vitally important. New people are always welcome to join our existing team and no contribution is too small. For more information and to arrange a no obligation discussion, please contact office@gliding.co.uk