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Date: 14-Jan-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority



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Civil Aviation Authority – Non Executive Directors


The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a public corporation and the UK’s specialist independent aviation regulator.  The CAA has specific responsibilities for aviation safety, security, management of UK airspace, economic regulation of some airports and air traffic control, enforcement of consumer protection rules, and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. 


The Opportunity


The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking to appoint three Non Executive Directors  to join the Board of the CAA.


We are looking for outstanding individuals who can participate in setting the direction of a key transport regulator as the aviation sector recovers from the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and additional responsibilities as the UK leaves the European Aviation Safety Agency, and shaping the real-world experience of the multiple stakeholders the CAA serves.


The Roles


The roles will provide independent and constructive challenge to the CAA’s executive team, ensuring the CAA delivers against its strategic objectives.  We are looking for candidates with high level executive or non executive Board experience and the ability to contribute effectively across the breadth of the CAA’s work. One role is for a general Non Executive Director, while the one of the two others requires up to date experience of the aviation safety industry and the other a Chartered Accountant with experience of preparing or assuring complex annual reports and accounts.


These appointments are for a three-year term, with a time commitment of up to 60 days per year and a base salary of £25,000 per year. Non Executive Directors may also be required to sit on panel hearings about safety or licensing matters, reimbursed at an additional day rate of £430.


The Candidate


You will have:


  • Management experience and knowledge of effective governance at a senior level in complex organisations in the private, public or voluntary sectors, preferably at Board level; and
  • excellent commercial business understanding.


You will have a background in one or more of the following:


  • professional or voluntary work in transport operations including the development of people’s skills;
  • digital and technology experience to deliver and meet government aims for transport in a digital age; and
  • delivering a high level of customer service to a wide range of customers


We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in aviation, transport, central government, a major regulator or a major regulated organisation.


To Apply


Please contact DfTpublicappointments@dft.gov.uk 

The closing date for applications: 25 February 2021 at 23.59

More information can be found on the Public Appointments website along with a candidate pack - https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/civil-aviation-authority-non-executive-directors-2/ 


Diversity and Inclusion


The Department for Transport is committed to the principles of appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process.  In particular, the Department is committed to addressing the under-representation of women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities who have the required skills and experience.


This appointment is governed by the Governance Code for Public Appointments.

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