ATM​ Safety Specialist

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Date: 21 Nov 2023

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £55,000 to £69,894 (dependent upon qualifications, experience and licences if held)

Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time


We are the UK's aviation and aerospace regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment.


The Role


As the aviation industry regulator, the CAA has a duty to maintain a high standard of safety in the provision of air traffic services, developing air traffic management (ATM) requirements that are both effective and reflect the ever-evolving technological landscape. This is never truer than today as we begin to implement the Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS).


As an ATM safety specialist, you will focus on ATM safety regulation and be responsible for key aspects relating to the safety of these evolving requirements.  These include:

  • Employing safety risk analysis methodologies to support the development and collation of safety and assurance evidence to demonstrate that changes to ATM requirements introduced by the CAA are acceptably safe
  • Taking responsibility for the human factors and safety management system requirements for air traffic services providers detailed within UK Reg (EU) 2017/373 Annex IV, ensuring that they continue to reflect good practise and take note of developments from ICAO and other international bodies


About You


  • Have knowledge and experience of safety management systems and human factors in an ATM context.  Knowledge of the Specific Operating Risk Assessment (SORA) model is desirable
  • You will hold, as a minimum, a Level 6 (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or Level 9 (in Scotland) qualification in a related field, or be able to demonstrate relevant industrial experience
  • Be able to work on your own initiative with minimal guidance and have high levels of commitment, reliability, and flexibility, whilst being a great teammate
  • Be able to communicate difficult technical and/or operational concepts clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to effectively analyse, prioritise and utilise intelligence and information from a wide range of sources, and be able to communicate and develop positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders


Additional Information


For many appointments within the CAA, these roles require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holders must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance.


To be vetted we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. For this role this will need to be 3 years.


If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application.


For more information on CTC clearance please visit - Vetting explained - GOV.UK (


Working With Us

We offer a range of excellent benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a generous pension scheme and much more!

We are on a journey towards being increasingly adaptable, where our colleagues collaborate as part of cross-functional teams. This approach ensures we never stop learning together. It also means that you may become involved in activities that take you out of your day-to-day role, providing you with opportunities to develop and grow your career with us.

We have embraced hybrid working and offer flexible working patterns, being open to having a conversation about what works for you. We know where and when we work is important in achieving a work-life balance.

We are passionate about diversity and ensuring all are included at the CAA. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.

Our Values


Do The Right Thing, Never Stop Learning, Build Collaborative Relationships, Respect Everyone – For more information please Click Here

Please be aware as part of the application you are required to submit a cover letter explaining your suitability for the role – without a cover letter your application may be discounted.


Closing Date: Sunday 10th December 2023

Interview Date: W/C Monday 8th January 2024


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


No recruitment agencies please.

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