Space Data Analyst

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Date: 13 Feb 2024

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £28,119 up to £37,000 dependent upon experience

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-time


We are the UK aerospace regulator and we’re recruiting for new people to join our space regulation team. The Civil Aviation Authority licences launches, spaceports, and satellites and provides ongoing monitoring of activity, including over 750 satellites in orbit. Our work is helping make UK space activity safe, sustainable, and secure for all.


The Role


Ensuring effective management of data and information across the space team to improve operational decision making by defining, creating, and maintaining datasets to facilitate analysis and insight. Acts as an internal point of contact for requests raised relating to operational performance, safety performance monitoring and risk management activities. Supports external requests from industry, HMG or other interested third parties.


Acts as an internal point of contact for requests raised within the space team and, where individual skillset and capacity align, can contribute to the facilitation of analysis and insight generation activities across the wider organisation through working on strategic priorities as part of the Hub & Spoke model.


This role is based at the Gatwick office with some travel to other CAA offices and space industry locations, as necessary.


The successful candidate will be expected to be in the office at least 1 day per week.


Core Accountabilities


Responsible for working within the data architecture of the company and ensuring that data is handled in a compliant, safe, and appropriately secure manner. A Data Analyst will collect, define, organise, and study data to provide business insight.


The Data Analyst will:


  • Apply tools and techniques for data analysis and data visualisation.
  • Identify, collect, and migrate data to and from a range of company-wide systems.
  • Manage, clean, abstract, and aggregate data alongside a range of analytical studies on that data.
  • Manipulate and link different data sets.
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends in data sets to deliver business insight.
  • Draw conclusions and recommend an appropriate response.
  • Summarise and present data and conclusions to deliver insightful and accurate information in most appropriate format to a range of business stakeholders – this could include external requests from industry, HMG, or other interested parties.
  • Produce performance dashboards and reports in visualisation and model building phase.
  • Provide meaningful insights by producing regular reports and analysis to different teams through enriching data, adding commentary, etc.
  • Work in collaboration with the hub team to support and respond to business data requests and matters of strategic priority.


About You


  • Knowledge/Experience of working with complex datasets (particularly text data) and applying analytical approaches to create meaningful metrics and insights.
  • Experience of working with databases would be advantageous as would experience or exposure to data analysis tools/languages.
  • Exposure to data visualisation tools including Power BI.
  • Verbal and written skills and ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
  • Modelling of data scenarios.
  • Logical and methodical approach to work with strong attention to detail.
  • Relevant technical qualifications or experience.


What Can We Offer You?


The CAA took over responsibility for Space Regulation in July 2021. The UK space industry is a rapidly evolving sector which requires a responsive flexible approach to regulation. We can offer you the opportunity to work alongside leading experts to shape and influence the future as we look to build our team and expand further to keep pace with advances in the industry. Recent projects have included licensing the first UK spaceport and the first spaceflight launch from UK soil.


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 we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. For this role this will need to be 5 years.


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


For more information on CTC and SC clearance please visit - Vetting explained - GOV.UK (


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: 26th February 2024

Interview Date: w/c 11th March 2024


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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