Policy Lead Drones (UAS)

Job Title: Policy Lead Drones (UAS)
Location: Gatwick
Category: Future Safety
Type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £90,000 depending on experience with great benefits
Reference #: VN2074
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Job Description

The Role

You'll have the rare opportunity to lead a team of policy specialists who are at the forefront of this emerging technology. We are currently reviewing our potential role and remit for drones and part of this is helping to define that and the different services we may offer, therefore the role is strategic in nature.

You'll be supporting the Safety Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) with their priorities and goals through co-ordination and collaboration with internal and external partners.

As the Policy Lead you will ensure Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific programmes and projects enable clear policy development to help us deliver high levels of standardisation to meet Better Regulation principles.

You'll also represent the UK at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other European Panels, Groups and Committees as and when required.

Other accountabilities include:

- Inform and influence other teams within the UAS Unit.

- Ensure a strategic approach through close liaison with the programme sponsor and relevant areas, in particular Airspace and Future Airspace sections within SARG.

- Help inform the total aviation risk picture and communicate these priorities for appropriate action.

- Actively promote internal communications to ensure that industry and public facing campaigns are coordinated.

- Ensure the UAS contributions to the CAA website, publications and the intranet are maintained and current.

- Authorise content of publications, especially high-profile public facing documents, FOI requests, Parliamentary Correspondence and other material, with the support of our Communications Department.

- Ensure that the programme is run in accordance with SARG practices and governance procedures.

About You

Taking on a team of four, you'll need to be a confident and supportive manager with notable experience of leading successful teams as this area is rapidly growing.

A background in drones or new technologies would be of benefit but is not essential. Knowledge and/or experience within aviation would be helpful.

To be successful in this role you will need to be resilient, able to work with challenging people and be comfortable working in an ambiguous area.

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.

Interview Date: week commencing 10th September 2018

Closing Date: 29th August 2018

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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