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Flight Operations Policy Specialist

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Date: 10-May-2019

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

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

Contract type: Permanent


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 changing aviation environment.


The Role

To develop all aspects of aviation flight operations policy for the UK in accordance with our Values and Behaviours (Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, Clarity, Learning and Drive).


Collaborate internally and externally to inform, initiate, support and/or contribute to policy reviews and development by providing unbiased specialist knowledge on either a broad range within one or more domains or deep and complex subject matter on a particular area of expertise.


Recommend an appropriate course of action based on knowledge, experience and research.


Produce concise, unambiguous discussion papers for presentation at various bodies within the CAA and Industry.


Ensure policies are relevant, proportionate, in accordance with the Better Regulation Principles, and in line with national and international regulations.


The role may require some international travel.



About You

You’ll need to have specialist subject matter experience including:

  • extensive knowledge of aviation regulations and standards (EASA and ICAO)
  • experience of rotary operations / worldwide air operations (fixed wing)
  • long-haul operational experience would be an advantage (fixed wing)
  • hold or have held an ATPL, preferably with long-haul experience
  • experience of international committees (desirable)
  • applicants must be able to demonstrate the Right to Work in the UK


The Person

  • excellent research skills
  • a keen eye for detail
  • work as part of a team
  • a self-starter, able to use their own initiative
  • a proven ability to communicate effectively at all levels verbally and in writing
  • a proven ability to influence and persuade others
  • excellent prioritisation skills
  • ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously



If you'd like the opportunity to influence air operating regulations for the UK and Europe and work for a respected worldwide regulatory authority, apply today!



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.


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. Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives.


Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2019

Interview Date: Monday 10th June 2019

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