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Planning Officer

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Date: 11-Jan-2021

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: Up to £35,000

Contract type: Full time, 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 evolving aviation environment.


The Role

As an Airworthiness Planner it is your main responsibility to coordinate the wider Airworthiness department and ensure that its inherent duties are allocated and executed with maximum efficiency. You will receive information from numerous sources, both internal and external, and it will be your role to ensure its fidelity and relevancy in each instance before disseminating it to the team. This will involve the detailed assessment of the data provided and will require an organised and meticulous mindset with an excellent attention to detail.


Additionally, you will integrate with management, providing them with suitable support materials including reports that highlight key information, trends and advised actions from relevant subject matter experts. To achieve this, you should be able to utilise data analysis processes and techniques that can accurately develop key insights as well as leverage relationships with stakeholders from all backgrounds and levels of business.


As well as this, it is imperative that you highlight any potential roadblocks or bottlenecks and quickly develop solutions that will help to mitigate them. This will require demonstrable problem-solving skills and a methodical, process driven approach to ensure that issues are identified proactively, and effective solutions are devised and implemented.


About You

  • Possess some experience in a planning-based role, potential project, engineering or maintenance planning
  • Able to apply data analysis tools and techniques to develop effective insights and reports
  • An ability to deal and collaborate with stakeholders at all level of business
  • An open, friendly and proactive approach to stakeholder management and departmental collaboration
  • Experience in problem solving and the continuous improvement of business operations
  • A well organised, attention to detail driven, approach to your personal delivery
  • Experience working with planning and document management software in an operational or academic environment


What Can We Offer You?

The role of Airworthiness Planner is an excellent role for someone who is looking to transition from industry or academia into a more corporate delivery environment. It offers a key development path for those looking to grow in both an operational, planning, and technical, airworthiness, environment acting as a phenomenal steppingstone. The role will help you grow a network not only internally with the CAA but also with our partners in industry and will give you a brilliant platform to show your capability and insight.


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: 25/01/2021

Interview Date: w/c 08/02/2021


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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