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Flight Operations Training Inspector - Fixed Wing

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Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £48,454 up to £55,000 dependent upon experience with an additional supplement of £63,734 for a FO(T)I Fixed Wing Heavy training certification

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


Are you an aviation professional? Use your expertise to help us make the industry even safer and make the most of your skills and knowledge at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Join us here and you can help our industry to meet the highest standards.


As a Flight Operations (Training) Inspector you will be part of the UK’s specialist aviation regulator, improving industry safety on behalf of the nation. We are expanding our influence to become a more effective performance regulator. Flight Operations is an integral part of the established and world-renowned Safety & Airspace Regulation Group (SARG). Your knowledge, skills and experience will contribute significantly to the oversight of flight operations.


As part of your Flight Operations Inspector duties you will support the oversight of organisations holding Air Operator Certificate (AOC). You will ensure they comply with legislation and requirements and will highlight any non-compliance and ensure it is addressed, recording all actions and inspection results. Performance based oversight is a key element of our work, and our ability to influence industry and be proportionate in our approach are important items in our toolbox.


Utilising your Training Inspector authority, you will be responsible for performing assessment of competencies for type rating examiners and other pilot training privileges.


About you


As an aviation professional you will hold an ATPL with experience of fixed wing commercial operations and training experience; ideally you will also hold management experience within a flight operations or training environment. Having worked extensively in the industry, you will hold an in-depth knowledge of ICAO, EASA and UK technical requirements for the training and licensing of flight crew. Audit and assessment skills would be advantageous.


What can we offer you?


Help us build a better industry. You will collaborate widely and see your expertise have a real impact. 


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 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.

As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

Our Values

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

Many appointments within the CAA require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holder 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. This can either be 3 years or 5 years depending on the level required (CTC or SC). If you do not meet these requirements, we will not be able to accept your application. For more information please visit - Vetting explained - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Closing Date: 16/12/2021

Interview Date: w/c 17/01/2022


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


No recruitment agencies please.

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