Inzpire Expression of interest – Unmanned Air System (UAS) operators

Inzpire Expression of interest – Unmanned Air System (UAS) operators

Contract Type: Fixed-term

Practice Areas: Unmanned Air System Operations

Salary: Highly competitive depending on experience and skills

Location: Various

To apply for this vacancy online, please click here. Alternatively send a copy of your CV and cover letter to quoting job 21-15


As part of our ongoing planning we have identified a number of positions that we wish to fill over the next few months and we are now inviting expressions of interest across a number of these Unmanned Air System (Drone) Operator roles.  The roles may be varied and include delivering UAS operations and UAS training in both the UK and overseas, and for both military and civil customers. The roles will start to become available from April 2021, initially on a fixed term contract but with an aspiration to offer permanent roles as soon as practicable. Training will be provided to qualify and certify on each UAS type needed for a role.

The roles we have available are:

  • Unmanned Air System Operator
  • Unmanned Air System Instructor / Evaluator
  • Unmanned Air System Operator Team Leader


We are looking for dynamic, proactive individuals with a ‘can do attitude’ who are capable of working with minimal supervision and are not afraid to contribute their own suggestions and ideas for business improvement. Some of the positions will require overseas deployments & rotations, or shift work in support of our customers. Prior military background would be a significant advantage. While prior UAS or RPAS experience would be highly desirable, it is not essential if applicants have an experienced background aviation or airspace. Additionally, if UAS experience has been gained after leaving military service, this may also be considered favorably.

The following skills and experience would be helpful to any application:

  • RAF MQ-9 Reaper, Army Watchkeeper / Hermes 450 / DH3, RN Scan Eagle experience
  • Other Military RPAS or Tactical UAS Pilot / Sensor Operator experience
  • Military ISR Pilot / WSO / WSOp operator experience
  • Military Fast Jet Pilot / WSO operator experience
  • Military Intelligence Analysts with RPAS or UAV operations experience
  • Experience in Special Operations including Ground & Air operators and support staff
  • For Instructor Roles: Defence Train the Trainer (DTTT) or Aircrew Instructor Course (AIC) qualifications are highly desirable but other instructional qualifications will be considered

Due to the nature of elements of the role, the successful applicant will be required to be a UK National and complete National Security Vetting which will require criminal record, security service and credit reference checks; qualification will also normally require a minimum UK residency of at least 5 years.




30 days paid holiday plus 8 days Bank Holidays per year

Company provided private medical and dental insurance

Annual Profit and Performance Related Pay scheme 

Death in service (minimum 100k)

Company contributions into a Group Personal Pension Scheme

Business travel insurance 

Funded role specific training and financial assistance with Professional Development

Tax efficient Cycle to Work and Charitable Giving schemes

Tax efficient EV company car scheme.

Competitive Overseas Allowance package (dependent on role & location)


We genuinely recognise the benefits of a diverse and inclusive working environment.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer, supportive signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and a 2019 Gold Award Winner within the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We are therefore delighted to offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to Service Leavers, Reservists and Military Spouses or Partners (including those of Service Leavers) who meet all our advertised requirements. 


Inzpire Limited is a highly innovative and rapidly growing technology company who design, develop and deliver some of the world’s most advanced aviation related training, products and services from our modern office in Lincoln. We have been a Sunday Times ‘100 Best Small Companies to Work For’ employer for each of the last 7 years and have been crowned as the ‘Most Innovative Company in the East Midlands’ by the Government’s ‘Business is Great’ campaign, winning both the ‘Product of the Year’ and ‘Global Ambitions’ awards at the 2017 Lincolnshire Digital & Tech Awards.  In November 2019 we won the ‘Small Employer of the Year’ at the ‘Heropreneurs Awards’.

Our team consists of very experienced and highly capable aviators and outstanding software and systems engineers working together in a friendly and unique specialist Defence company with a mature ‘can do’ work ethic. Our central business functions are located in an easily accessible, bright, modern Head Office to the West of Lincoln alongside our Mission Systems team while the majority of operational specialists within our managed services divisions are embedded alongside our military customers.