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ESTABLISHED IN 1973

RGV Aviation has been based at Gloucestershire Airport (EGBJ) since 1973.

The business was started by Ralph G. Vincent (RGV), built on the solid values of good customer service, good communication and value for money. The company started out renting a single hangar bay from the airport, had its first hangar built in 1985 and now operates from its new purpose built facility in SE4 at Gloucestershire Airport.

Stuart J. Vincent joined RGV in 1983 and with Alec J. Vincent who joined in 1992, built the company to where it is now – the leading GA maintenance provider in the UK. The company values adhered to by their father are still at the core of the business.

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WHERE WE ARE

We are based at Hangar SE4 at Gloucestershire Airport. If you are driving to us please follow
the directions detailed below from the M5. However, if you plan to fly to us we are located at EGBJ.

BY CAR

Leave the M5 motorway at Junction 11, either Southbound or Northbound, follow the signs for Cheltenham/A40. Follow the dual carriageway to the next roundabout, keep left and take first exit onto the B4063. After approximately 0.1 miles turn left onto Badgeworth Road. Continue for approximately 0.4 miles until you reach a junction. Go straight over this junction onto Bamfurlong Lane. Follow this road for approximately three quarters of a mile. You will pass over the motorway again and enter a right hand bend. Immediately after the bend you should see the signs for Gloucestershire Airport on your left. Please turn left onto the Airport and left again once inside the airport. RGV Aviation is the second building after the airport terminal, on your right. Parking is available in the main car park opposite our building. Welcome!

BY TRAIN

The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa. From there you can catch a taxi to Gloucestershire Airport.

BY AIR

Gloucestershire’s ICAO code is EGBJ. RGV is located in the Third hangar on the left of the maintenance area. Click here to download an EGBJ Ground chart indicating where RGV is located. Whilst we do out best to ensure that these are current we cannot guarantee that they are. Please note, RGV Aviation is not responsible for the content of any external websites.

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OFFICE/FINANCE MANAGER

RGV Aviation is one of the largest General Aviation maintenance companies in the UK, located at Gloucestershire Airport, near Cheltenham.

We are looking for an experienced Full-Time Office & Finance Manager to run the General Office and Finance Department for our expanding company.

The Role

  • Preparation of monthly accounts – prepayments, FAR, accruals etc;
  • The processing of Purchase, Sales and Credit invoices, and account management;
  • Monthly payroll (35 employees), auto enrolment, FPS/EPS & PAYE (Sage);
  • VAT returns, statutory reports and ONS surveys;
  • Cash flow, WIP, stock and variance reports;
  • General administrative support – office duties, staff cover, etc;
  • Managing the General Office/Finance Team;
  • Assisting the Directors with ad-hoc duties.

The Person

We are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic team player, with a flexible approach. You will be AAT/ICB qualified or QBE, highly organised and accurate with an eye for detail. You will have recent experience with Microsoft Office packages, Sage50 & Payroll, as well as general administration and management experience.

Are you keen to take this exciting opportunity to become part of a key support team in one of the country’s leading aircraft maintenance companies?

We offer a competitive salary from £28,000 and benefits, depending on experience

Please email your CV to office@rgv.co.uk or send to RGV Aviation Limited, Hanger SE4, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, GL51 6SP.

Closing Date: Friday 21 June 2019.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

Job Description

Salary: From £28,000 per annum
Hours: 40 hours (8.30am – 5.00pm)
Reporting to: RGV Directors
Responsible for: Office Administrator/Accounts Assistant

MAIN CONTACTS:

  • RGV engineering and office staff
  • International customers and suppliers
  • Aviation industry regulatory bodies
  • HMRC and other government regulatory bodies
  • RGV Appointed External Accountants

 MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:

To provide effective management of the accounts and payroll function of the company and to manage the administration team for general office.

MAIN TASKS:

Accounts:

  • To be responsible for managing the administration of the sales and purchase ledgers on Sage 50 Accounts.
  • To be responsible for creditor and debtor control.
  • To monitor company performance, identifying and reporting areas of variances.
  • To prepare monthly and quarterly management reports for Purchase Ledger, Balance Sheet and Trial Balance, Fixed Assets, Depreciation and Prepayments.
  • To manage the reconciliation of credit card payments and foreign currency transactions.
  • To be responsible for Cash Flow Management and the preparation of Cash Flow Forecasts and Budgets.
  • To be responsible for preparing information for year-end accounting.
  • To liaise with the external accountants.

VAT

  • To be responsible for calculating and completing VAT returns.
  • To ensure compliance with current legislation on VAT.
  • To liaise with government offices to ensure business tax compliance.

Bank

  • To be responsible for bank monitoring and reconciliation.
  • To be responsible for bank deposits/draws from the bank (in person).

Sales:

  • To generate sales orders using Sage 50 accounts.
  • To process payments to and from customers/suppliers in the UK and overseas by electronic and other means.
  • To be responsible for managing customer records.

Purchasing:

  • To liaise with the Stores Manager to open and process supplier accounts using Sage 50 accounts.
  • To be responsible for supplier reconciliation.
  • To manage the payment of invoices to agreed payment terms in accordance with company policy.
  • To manage accurate pricing of stock and materials on CAFAM.
  • To ensure that core (deposit) charges are monitored and collected.

Payroll

  • To manage the monthly processing of payroll (BACS) on Sage Cloud Payroll.
  • To manage all deductions and relevant payments, ensuring all changes have been processed.
  • To undertake full payment submission, maintaining adjustments and report changes.
  • To calculate and administer PAYE & NI contributions and the generation and issue of P60s and P11Ds.
  • To calculate SMP/SSP payments and manage the salary sacrifice scheme

Pensions

  • To manage the administration of the company pension scheme, liaising with the external provider.
  • To manage contributions and reconcile appropriate NL account.
  • To oversee and maintain auto enrolment.
  • To ensure compliance with IFA requirements.

General Office

  • To review and develop office and finance procedures.
  • To be responsible for reception and the General Office.
  • To manage the Accounts and General Office team to ensure that all tasks are completed accurately in a timely manner.
  • To answer the telephone and deal with customer and supplier enquiries
  • To deal with incoming and outgoing mail and to maintain accurate records.
  • To ensure administration support to include: photocopying, scanning, word-processing, spreadsheet and database management.
  • To administer and maintain stationery supplies for the office.
  • To maintain accurate filing systems, record keeping and financial processes.
  • To ensure office and accounts software updates are installed and regular data backups are conducted on a timely basis.
  • To ensure any office procedures followed are complying with the Data Protection Act.

General

  • To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements when necessary.
  • To be prepared to undertake training to fulfil the role.

Person Specific

Skills/Knowledge

  • Detailed working knowledge of Sage 50.
  • Recent working knowledge of Sage50 Cloud Payroll or similar.
  • Current knowledge of pension auto enrolment regulations.
  • Working knowledge of CAFAM preferred, but training will be provided.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and database systems.
  • Good numerical skills, a methodical approach with excellent attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal, with experience in providing high quality customer service.
  • Ability to interpret and respond appropriately to verbal instructions with the ability to follow set company procedures.

Experience of working efficiently under pressure, with the ability to prioritise and organise your own work load to meet strict deadlines.

Experience/Qualifications/Training

  • Recent accounts/bookkeeping experience, including purchase and sales ledger administration is essential (ICB/AAT qualified or QBE).
  • Payroll administration experience with current knowledge of HMRC regulations.
  • Pension administration and auto enrolment administration experience.
  • Experience in completing VAT returns and end of year accounts; prepayments, accruals, depreciation, cashflows and budget variance.
  • General administration experience, (engineering or aerospace environment preferred).
  • Good general education with Mathematics and English GCSE grade C or equivalent.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills with experience in Microsoft Office, accounts and payroll systems.
  • Recent and relevant customer focused experience.
  • Experience of supervising or managing a team, with the ability to build good working relationships.

Other Work Related Requirements

  • On occasions it may be necessary to work extra hours to meet deadlines, it is anticipated that the post holder would have the flexibility to be able to vary their hours to the needs and requirements of the company.

Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Responsible for the complete co-ordination of maintenance activities from start to finish on General Aviation Piston type aircraft including: scheduled maintenance, defect rectification and troubleshooting.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Accountable Manager, RGV Aviation Limited, Hangar SE4, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP or e-mail us at mail@rgv.co.uk

Job Description

Salary: £30,000 plus depending on qualifications
Main Tasks:

To determine the maintenance due from aircraft log books prior to starting maintenance activity

To delegate tasks to maintenance team as appropriate.

To carry out scheduled maintenance inspection of General Aviation Piston type aircraft.

Familiarity with CAFAM maintenance software preferred.

To review aircraft maintenance records for any mandatory requirements e.g. airworthiness directives, service bulletins etc.

To assess and troubleshoot any defects found during maintenance activity, determining rectification requirements.

To liaise with stores to check stock and to arrange the order of parts as required

To have a ‘hands on’ approach with the maintenance tasks on the aircraft

To co-ordinate and monitor maintenance staff ensuring quality and standard of workmanship.

To finalise maintenance activity including ground runs

To review the work pack to ensure maintenance has been completed

To ensure maintenance log book entries for work carried out are completed and certify work

To liaise with customers regarding defects ensuring good customer relationships

To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements when necessary

Any other duties as required by the RGV Directors.

Person Specific

Experience:
Must have minimum of 5 years current General Aviation Piston aircraft maintenance experience.

Qualifications:
Must have EASA Part 66 licence with Group 3 rating.

FAA A&P, IA beneficial, but not essential.

AIRFRAME/ENGINE TECHNICIAN

An opportunity to be part of a leading UK aircraft maintenance company with developing expansion plans, that is dedicated to providing customer services to the highest standards.

We are looking to appoint a full-time Airframe/Engine Technician Licenced or un-Licenced to work as part of our aircraft maintenance team based on Gloucestershire Airport.

Applications are invited from candidates with good general aviation experience, with at least 6 years’ experience, on general aviation piston engined aircraft (Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus & Piper etc).

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Accountable Manager, RGV Aviation Limited, Hangar SE4, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP or e-mail us at mail@rgv.co.uk

Job Description

Salary: Up to £20,000 to £32,000 per annum depending on Experience and Qualification
Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm)

Reporting to: Engineering Director

The successful candidate will be part of maintenance team and be involved in maintenance activities including scheduled maintenance, defect rectification and troubleshooting.

• To undertake maintenance tasks on the aircraft under the guidance of the Engineering staff.
• To keep an accurate daily time record of maintenance activities on each aircraft worked upon.
• To undertake parts research and requisition from the bonded aircraft stores.
• To use a computer to access and interpret maintenance data.
• To maintain a clean workshop environment at all times.
• To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements when necessary.
• Any other duties as required by the RGV Directors.

Person Specific

• 6 Years’ experience in general aviation type aircraft (e.g. Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus and Piper).
• Knowledge of how to use aircraft maintenance data (e.g. Service Manuals, Parts Catalogues & Airworthiness Directives).
• Able to understand and interpret the requirements of aircraft manufacturers’ maintenance requirements.
• Be familiar with CAA & FAA Airworthiness Directive formats.
• Computer literate (familiar with the use of Excel spreadsheets, Word documents). Experience with CAFAM would be preferable but not essential.
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral, with the ability to liaise with personnel in a manner conducive to good working relationships.
• The ability to work quickly, without compromising safety and quality of workmanship.
• The ability to work efficiently under pressure as part of a team and on own initiative.
• Be able to interpret and respond appropriately to verbal instruction and follow company procedures.
• To be well organised and have a methodical approach.
• Be adaptable and flexible to meet changing demands.

Other Work Related Requirements
• On occasions it may be necessary to work extra hours to meet deadlines, it is anticipated that the post holder would have the flexibility to be able to vary their hours to the needs and requirements of the company

We operate a no smoking policy on our premises.

AVIONICS MANAGER / TECHNICIAN

An opportunity has arisen to be part of a well established company with developing expansion plans, that is dedicated to providing customer service to the highest standard.

We are looking to appoint a full-time Avionics Manager/Technician to work as part of our aircraft maintenance team in our Aircraft Maintenance business based on Gloucestershire Airport.

Applications are invited from candidates with at least 5 years Avionics experience in the GA Aerospace industry, with experience in fault diagnosis, inspections, carrying out equipment installations and refits and installation design, carrying out post installation testing and troubleshooting and carrying out Avionic/Electrical/Instrument testing and calibration. Must be current with modern Avionics systems such as the Garmin G1000 systems and preferably Avidyne Entegra. Candidate must have a B2 license with at least the full group 3 rating.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Office Manager, RGV Aviation Limited, Hangar SE40, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SP or e-mail us at mail@rgv.co.uk or telephone 01452 855501 for an application form.

Job Description

Salary: £30,000.00 – £40,000.00 per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm)

Reporting to: Company Directors and Technical Manager

Main Purpose of the Job: The successful candidate will be part of the maintenance team and be involved in maintenance activities including installation, scheduled maintenance, defect rectification, troubleshooting and design.

To work unsupervised and accurately, able to instruct and carry out all Avionics tasks.
Have a hands on approach to other Avionics/instrument related tasks and be willing to learn to use competently a variety of the latest Avionic and Instrument test equipment.
Capable of Avionics installation design and understand EASA modification procedures.
Assess and troubleshoot Avionic/Electrical/Instrument maintenance and defects.
Liaise with the Administration Office and keep an accurate daily time sheet to record aircraft worked upon.
Liaise with the Stores personnel and undertake parts requisition from the bonded aircraft stores.
Liaise and work with airframe/engine personnel within the maintenance team.
Liaise directly with Customers when necessary.
Use a computer to access and interpret CD Rom based maintenance data.
To access and interpret maintenance data with the use of a micro fiche reader.
To be prepared to adjust working hours and arrangements when necessary.
Any other duties as required by the RGV Directors.

Person Specific

B2 licence with type rating Full Group 3 or similar essential with GA and Rotary experience.
Clean and current driving license for off-site work.
Experience in Design and EASA Modification procedures.
Experience in carrying out electrical installations and refits, post installation testing and troubleshooting.
Experience with Garmin, Avidyne and other Glass panel system preferred.
Experience in carrying out Avionic/Electrical/Instrument testing and calibration.
A comprehensive understanding of general electronics principles with familiarity with Aerospace Electrical/Avionic installations.
A comprehensive knowledge of wiring and soldering techniques, with the ability to use a variety of crimping tools.
Willingness to learn new tasks and to operate a variety of Avionic and Instrument test equipment.
Computer literate and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office packages would be useful.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral, with the ability to liaise with personnel in a manner conducive to good working relationships.
Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, without compromising safety and quality of workmanship.
To be well organised and have a methodical approach, with the ability to interpret and respond appropriately to verbal instruction and follow company procedures.
Adaptable and flexible to meet changing demands with an ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
Other Work Related Requirements
On occasions it may be necessary to work extra hours to meet deadlines, it is anticipated that the post holder would have the flexibility to be able to vary their hours to the needs and requirements of the company.

We operate a no smoking policy on our premises.

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