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Airspace Regulator (ORA/ARU)

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Date: 09-Aug-2019

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: Up to £55,000 depending on skills and relevant experience

Contract type: Permanent


The CAA is the UK's aviation regulator, responsible for keeping passengers and the general public safe. Recognised as a world leader in our field, we are at the cutting edge of the exciting and ever-changing aviation environment. Never standing still, our work includes diverse activities from driving world-class safety standards, through minimising the environmental impact of aviation on local communities to the ATOL holiday financial protection scheme.


The Role

Here at the CAA we’re looking for an Airspace Regulator to join our busy but rewarding team in AAA (Airspace, ATMs and Aerodromes).

Our Airspace Regulation Utilisation section is the focal point for the coordination and notification of Unusual Aerial Activity (UAA) within the UK Flight Information Region (FIR). The requests for activities, around 7000 per year, are case managed by our team of Regulators to ensure accurate and timely notification and coordination through a formalised process, to ensure safety and awareness is maintained for all airspace users.


You’ll carry out a pivotal role in the team and undertake the following duties:

  • You’ll be responsible for issuing exemptions from relevant sections of the Air Navigation Order (ANO) to permit flight within prohibited and restricted areas, in addition to kite flying, Glider, Paraglider and Hang-glider winch launching.
  • You’ll assess requests for the establishment of permanent Unusual Aerial Activity sites.
  • You’ll provide regulatory oversight of LARS (Lower Airspace Radar Services) and act as the CAA focal point.
  • You’ll assess the implications of unusual aerial activity on other airspace users. You’ll therefore negotiate safe operating conditions, taking into account associate airspace, quality and safety management policies, then notifying the wider aviation community where needed.
  • In order to support our responsibilities for the establishment of emergency restrictions of flying, you’ll be required to fulfil periods of ‘on call’ out of hours duty on a rotational basis for between 4-6 weeks a year.


About You

We’re look for someone with extensive knowledge for ATM and specifically ATC operations in UK airspace. As such, you’ll need detailed understanding of UK aviation legislation, particularly relating to mooring, towing, tethering and use of cables.


You’ll be innovative and able to develop novel solutions based on your expert knowledge and detailed understanding of ATM and aviation law principles.


This role requires strong interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive within a joint and integrated multi-disciplined team. You’ll be flexible in your style but influential when required. You should be able to establish personal credibility with technical specialists and develop constructive relationships across all levels throughout the CAA and externally.


What Can We Offer You?

The Airspace Regulation (Utilisation) team work in a unique operational environment within the CAA with military and CAA personnel operating cohesively in a challenging role with changing deadlines. The opportunity to be at the forefront of safe tactical airspace management in the UK within a small influential team who regulate a wide variety of UAA with key decisions to be made.


See your expertise help industry to meet the highest of safety standards in this highly rewarding role.


Working With Us

We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym, 28 days annual leave, a competitive 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.


Being an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage and support applications from all backgrounds. If you have a disability or special need that requires adjustments, please let us know.  


Closing Date: Wednesday 28th August 2019

Interview Date: 16th, 17th and 19th September 2019

Job Segment: Law, Legal, Aviation

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