ASSI Head of Policy & Rulemaking

Job Title: ASSI Head of Policy & Rulemaking
Location: Crawley
Category: Air Safety Support International
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Up to £65k depending on skills and relevant experience
Reference #: VN2257
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Job Description

Air Safety Support International (ASSI)

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join ASSI as a Head of Policy and Rulemaking.
ASSI is a not-for-profit, wholly-owned, subsidiary company of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, established under Directions from the United Kingdom's Department for Transport. The company's primary objective is to help provide a more cohesive system of civil aviation safety regulation in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (OTs). The OTs are geographically dispersed spanning the Caribbean region, North Atlantic and South Atlantic.

ASSI is responsible for supporting the OTs' existing authorities in the safety regulation of all aspects of civil aviation, including the licensing of personnel and the certification of aircraft, airlines, airports and air traffic control. In OTs where the civil aviation regulator does not have the resources to undertake the task themselves or there is no regulator, ASSI performs the civil aviation regulatory tasks.

The role

The Head of Policy & Rulemaking will have responsibility for ensuring that the regulatory system for the OTs is cohesive and complies with ICAO requirements. You will be experienced at collaborating, influencing and persuading to reach mutually acceptable solutions.

Leading a small team based in Crawley, you will require excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to integrate quickly. You will use your aviation expertise to coach colleagues and to contribute to the wider objectives of ASSI. You will also be expected to give direct support to activities of other technical specialists, as required, in ensuring that the UK's international responsibilities to ICAO are being fully met across the OT region.

You will provide advice to Her Majesty's Government as well as Governors and Ministers within the Territories.

Ideal Candidate

This role is primarily office-based in Crawley, but you will be expected to travel long-haul overseas approximately 2/3 times a year for around a week at a time.

The ideal candidate would:
• Hold a Degree (or equivalent technical qualification) with experience of developing aviation regulations
• Have well-developed general management skills and previous experience in leading teams
• Have had significant exposure to the international aviation regulatory environment, across a range of disciplines, with broad knowledge of:
     o Relevant international and national legislation
     o Relevant standard setting bodies (e.g. ICAO, FAA, EASA, Transport Canada etc)
     o Better Regulation principles, Impact Assessments, risk assessment and project management
     o Quality & Safety Management
     o Audit and inspection
• Have experience of working within a culturally diverse organisation and demonstrable cultural awareness with a record of success in working with organisations outside the UK
• Be able to work effectively in a team and alone
• Have proven experience in developing aviation policy

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.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, 28 days annual leave, a competitive pension scheme and much more.

We shall look forward to receiving your application

For more information on ASSI visit our website - 

Interview Dates: 22nd and 23rd January 2019

Closing Date: 19th December 2018

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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