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Associate- CAA Strategy & Policy

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Date: 05-Aug-2019

Location: London, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £41,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

Contract type: Permanent

Location: London, Westferry Circus


The CAA is the UK's aviation regulator, with a singular goal to improve aviation for everyone. 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, empowering consumers to get the most of every flight, to the ATOL holiday financial protection scheme.

CAA Strategy & Policy Department (CSP) leads our corporate strategy and cross-organisational policy development. CSP develops strategy and policy by collaborating and drawing input from subject matter experts across the CAA, whilst constantly improving the breadth and quality of the evidence we use to make decisions. Current activities include driving forward work on airspace modernisation, the launch of a new innovation hub, consumer policy development and expert environmental research and analysis.


The Role

The Associate (CAA Strategy and Policy) will support the development and delivery of policy and strategy across the CAA, through a contribution of knowledge, experience and advice. These include developing plans to modernise the UK’s airspace, working closely with government and industry to implement policy to deliver the first substantive update to our airspace since the 1950s. This role will also include the management of the CAA’s bi-annual aviation consumer survey ensuring it’s aligned to support CAA priorities, managing the survey supplier contract and reviewing supplier performance. You will also be expected to undertake research and draft quality briefings.

About you

We are looking for a candidate who has worked  in public affairs, policy development or consumer research, ideally with practical experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods. You will have excellent communication skills, and have the ability to build, influence and manage relationships, at all levels.

You will be competent in writing succinctly and persuasively for a wide variety of non-specialist and technical audiences, for instance having produced Board papers, policy advice and briefing documents. We are looking for someone with a flexible and adaptable mindset with demonstrable evidence of using their own initiative to deliver in dynamic and changing environments.


What can we offer you?

We work at the heart of the CAA and are involved with many of the most innovative, high-profile and exciting issues in aviation today – covering everything from drones and flying taxis, through aircraft noise and airspace, to Brexit and consumer vulnerability. We’re responsible for defining the CAA’s position on the key issues of the day, and setting the organisation’s strategy.

We are a dynamic, flexible and innovative team who prioritise achieving excellent outcomes and have a great working environment. We are looking forward to meeting you at our modern offices in Canary Wharf and discussing how you would fit in.


Working with Us

We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, 28 days annual leave, a competitive 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.


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.  


Closing Date: 1st September 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 16th September 2019




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