Civil Aviation Authority – Non-Executive Members

Job Title: Civil Aviation Authority – Non-Executive Members
Location: London
Category: Civil Aviation Authority
Type: 4 year Term
Salary: £22,000
Reference #: VN1996

Job Description

Civil Aviation Authority – Non-Executive Members

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the UK's specialist independent aviation regulator and is a public corporation. It is our responsibility to safeguard aviation safety and security, manage UK airspace, oversee economic regulation of some airports and air traffic control, enforce consumer protection rules, and, to manage the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers.

Do you have board experience and seek a Non-Executive role in a public corporation? The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking two Non-Executive Members, on a four-year term, to join the Board of the CAA.

The Role
Your role would be to;
• Provide independent and constructive challenge to the CAA's executive team.
• Help ensure the CAA delivers its strategic objectives

The Candidate
You will have;
• High-level executive or non-executive board experience
• An ability to contribute effectively across the breadth of the CAA's work

You must also bring experience in one of the following areas:

• A strong understanding of economic regulation gained in an environment of comparable complexity.
• Experience in a relevant industry or in a commercial environment

We are interested in candidates who have a background in aviation, transport, oil and gas, defence or logistics.

You would need to commit one day per week on average with a base salary of £22,000 per year. Non-Executive Members are also sometimes required to take part in panel hearings for safety or licensing matters, reimbursed at an additional day rate of £430.

For full details on the role, please visit

Closing date for applications is 5th September 2018

Diversity and Inclusion
The Department for Transport is committed to the principle 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 OCPA Governance Code for public appointments.


Closing Date: 5th September 2018

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

CAA Data Protection

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recognises the importance of privacy protection, and acts in compliance with all applicable privacy laws. Please review this document carefully. It contains information regarding the terms of collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information submitted through the CAA’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and your usage of the ATS.

Use of Candidate Information

The CAA's HR team collects and stores your personal details (ie name, contact details, qualifications, right to work, etc.) for the purposes of recruiting and hiring suitable candidates for employment by the CAA

1. CAA rely on your consent to process your personal information. By consenting to this notice, you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purpose identified.

2. Processing of your personal information is required for the performance of a contract with you/or in order for us to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.

3. The processing of your personal information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation which CAA is subject.

4. The processing of your personal information is necessary for the performance of a task CAA carries out in the public interest or official authority vested in us in accordance with UK/EU law.

Information provided electronically by users of CAA's ATS will be utilised by CAA, and shared with its contracted agents (Penna and Government Recruitment Services), and representatives for the purpose of recruiting and hiring suitable candidates for employment by the CAA.

Types of Information

CAA's ATS maintains personal information that you voluntarily submit electronically on one or more secured servers. The CAA will delete all personal information associated with unsuccessful applications after two years following an unsuccessful application. If your application results in an offer, CAA retain your personal information for the duration of our relationship with you, following which condensed employee file details are kept for 7 years. Thereafter, personal details (including full name, years of service, date and reason for leaving) are kept for a period of 30 years to enable CAA to provide information for referencing requests.

Accuracy of Information

You are responsible for ensuring that all information submitted by you and contained within the ATS is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Knowingly submitting inaccurate, false, or misleading information may make you ineligible for consideration for employment opportunities, and in some cases where CAA rely upon such information, may lead to termination of employment with CAA. CAA takes all reasonable steps to ensure that information collected within the ATS by its employees and representatives is correct, however, CAA will rely upon you to access the ATS periodically to update or verify your personal information and to confirm your willingness to receive communications from CAA.

Withdrawing from Participation

Participants in CAA's ATS should contact CAA via email directed to: Indicating whether they wish to withdraw from a particular competition or alternatively, from all participation in the ATS. Further rights as a data subject can be found here. Contact details of the CAA's Data Protection Officer can be found here. You have a right to complain to the ICO about the CAA's processing of personal data.

Acceptance of the Data Protection Agreement

In order to submit an application, you must consent to the above Data Protection Agreement. You may withdraw your consent at any time. By checking this box you are indicating that you understand and agree to the Data Protection Agreement herein; and you consent to be contacted via electronic messages, telephone and post for the purposes of recruitment, hiring and human resources management.

*If you do not agree to the Data Protection Agreement, your application will not be processed and a candidate profile will not be created in CAA's Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

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