Airspace Regulator (Technical)

Job Title: Airspace Regulator (Technical)
Location: London
Category: AAA
Type: Permanent
Salary: £50,000 - 65,000 dependent upon skills and experience
Reference #: VN1992
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Job Description

The Role

The basic structure of the UK's airspace was developed over forty years ago. Since then there have been huge changes. Throughout Europe there is a move to simplify and harmonise the way airspace and air traffic control is applied through the Single European Sky project. In the UK and Ireland we're meeting those opportunities through the Future Airspace Strategy, which sets out a plan to modernise airspace by 2020.
Representing the Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, the CAA is seeking an Airspace Regulator to join the team at this exciting time of the UK airspace change programme.

This role will provide regulatory and policy oversight of UK airspace structures and management and provide advice, guidance and direction on airspace issues inside and outside controlled airspace. Additionally, developing and implementing strategies and policies for the safe and efficient operation of UK airspace in accordance with Ministerial Directions to the CAA and appropriate UK and international legislation. Further, but not exclusively, the successful candidate will be involved, when needed, in the provision of advice and guidance to sponsors of Unusual Aerial Activity and coordinate such activities to the wider aviation community.

About you

The successful candidate will possess an excellent understanding of UK airspace and air traffic operations. A comprehensive knowledge of the CAA's regulatory role, strategic plan and responsibilities is also essential.

Experience as an air traffic controller, professional aircrew or the ability to demonstrate an equivalent level of technical expertise is essential.

The successful candidate will be flexible, committed, customer-focused and able to work under pressure. We are looking for a team player with a willingness to embrace new working methods, tackle a job and get it done.

Strong interpersonal skills to deal tactfully, diplomatically and authoritatively with people at all levels, together with strong verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information
In 2019, we will be relocating some of our teams in London to a newer and more vibrant workplace in Canary Wharf. This is part our commitment to supporting more flexible and smarter ways of working. This particular role will be based in Aviation House, Gatwick, once the office move has been completed.

Interview Date: 7th and 8th August 2018

Working with us

The CAA is committed to smarter working arrangements and will consider all applications.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. The CAA embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.


Closing Date: 24th July 2018
  or     if you have applied to the CAA previously

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