Medical Assessor (Staff Grade)

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Date: 17 Nov 2023

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: Up to £115,500 per annum dependent upon experience

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


The CAA medical department is a multidisciplinary team who regulate and implement medical requirements for professional flight crew, private pilots, air traffic controllers and cabin crew. The team includes 10 full time doctors who make medical certificatory decisions, develop medical policy, provide oversight of aeromedical examiners (AME) and have an educational role.   We are looking for Aviation and Space medical professionals to work with us and build this team.


In this role, you will be involved in a wide range of medical assessment, certification, oversight, policy making and training activities. This means that you will undertake case assessment, conduct associated correspondence duties as well as participating in appeals and enforcement activity. Oversight activity involves the auditing of aeromedical examiners using the electronic medical records data in combination with site visits. The educational role is for doctors training in aviation and space medicine and for aeromedical examiners. Work is conducted in a hybrid manner using our offices at Aviation House and remote working. You will have the opportunity to integrate with all manner of partners and stakeholders, embedding you at the heart of this exciting medical field.


You will also get the chance to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise at the highest level. This is done through the provision of advice or creation of policy for government and international aviation bodies. Through this you may go on to directly influence the way industry operates as well as influence thousands of lives. On a more local level though, your knowledge and experience will also be used to help us to shape the next generation of aviation and space medicine professionals in the UK.


With exciting advances and new challenges always on the horizon there has never been a better time to be involved in Aviation and Space medicine. If you are passionate about this medical field and believe you have the skills and experience needed to contribute to our mission, then we want to hear from you.


About You


To be considered for this role you must have a:


  • GMC (General Medical Council) Licence to Practice
  • On UK GMC Specialist Register or UK GP (General Practitioner) Register,
  • Experienced Aeromedical Examiner, Consultant, or specialist in Occupational Medicine (MSc/Advanced cert Occ Med), or equivalent
  • An interest and understanding of the flight environment and flight operations
  • Knowledge and experience in the airline or related industry, Aviation and Space medicine (as an AME, medical assessor (MA), and/or working in aeromedical retrieval/repatriation)
  • Education and training experience desirable
  • Previous quality assurance or policy making activity advantageous


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 you must have the right to work in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken.


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


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The CAA values high ethical standards and personal integrity among employees. If invited for interview you will be asked to complete a declaration of interest.


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

Closing Date: Thursday 21st December 2023

Interview Date: W/C Monday 22nd January 2023


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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