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Airspace, ATM and Aerodromes (AAA) Policy Manager

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Date: 15-Feb-2021

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: Up to £75k salary + potential MRS for relevant ATS licence

Contract type: Permanent, full time


We are the UK's aviation 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 AAA (Airspace, ATM & Aerodrome) Policy Manager you will be one of the leaders of safety policy decision making in the CAA. The aim of the role is to ensure the AAA department clearly understands its strategic policy priorities and what the most effective steps to achieving those are. This will require someone who can not only think about the big picture but who is also adaptive, forward-thinking and most importantly skilled at bringing others on the journey with them. Leading, encouraging confidence and always acting with tactful diplomacy are invaluable skills to possess in this ever-developing landscape.


The development of policy is at the heart of the CAA’s purpose as an organisation. Fundamentally, our mission is to guarantee that the health and wellbeing of the public is always safeguarded. At the core of that is our ability to deal with partners from industry, government and legal backgrounds both nationally and internationally. In a time of incredible change, the capability to develop strong ties and meaningful relationships has never been more important to our success, not only as a business but as a nation. To this end, the role will see you deal with various regulatory partners such as EASA, ICAO, and Eurocontrol to promote harmony and the sharing of best practice.


Acting as part of the Senior Leadership of AAA, you will hold responsibility for a wide variety of policy functions namely, Aerodromes, Airspace, ATM (Air Traffic Management), CNS (Communication, Navigation, Surveillance), MET (Meteorological), AIM (Aeronautical Information Management) and Spectrum. The key to ensuring the coordination of these highly skilled areas is the ability to lead and effectively delegate responsibility. Furthermore, to ensure that the department can deliver on its strategic mandates you need to be able to draw out the best in your technical resource by promoting a pragmatic, agile and collaborative environment.


If you feel you have the kind of knowledge base, improvement driven attitude and strategic, people focused approach that this role requires then we want to hear from you today. Apply to the CAA now and join a cause that works for a higher purpose!


About You

  • Someone with a strong background in the aviation industry and a deep appreciation of the regulatory practices that underpin it
  • Potentially holds some form of ATM certification or with relevant experience in any of the policy areas in the function
  • Someone who is used to handling change in a fast paced and deeply technical environment
  • Demonstratable management experience and a track record for developing and influencing others
  • An excellent communicator with an ability to appreciate and lead disparate and potentially divergent points of view
  • Strong, confident and self-assured negotiator with a pragmatic sense of what can be realistically achieved


What Can We Offer You?

This role offers the chance to sit at the center of work that will affect the day to day lives of millions of people but will be instrumental ensuring a fair, equitable and most of all safe aviation landscape. However, it goes far beyond just this by offering you an outstanding platform to show your capability for improvement, management and compromise. If you are someone who wants to make an impact and set strategy then this role is an excellent stage to show how you handle responsibility.

Additional Information


Given the impact of Covid-19, it’s likely that you will work remotely to begin with as we plan for a return to work within the government guidelines.


Working With Us


We offer a range of fantastic 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!


Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.


As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.


Closing Date: 01/03/2021

Interview Date: 12th & 16th of March 2021


Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using Microsoft Teams.


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