We are committed to equality and diversity.

We believe that all employees (and prospective employees) deserve respect and fair treatment in all aspects of their interaction with the Civil Aviation Authority and with one another. Internally, we refer to people as “colleagues” (rather than employees) to emphasise this. 

Within the CAA, you should expect fair treatment and inclusion regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in terms of recruitment, career progression and development. We regularly review policies, procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated fairly. We will not impose any requirement or condition without justification, and will make every effort to identify and remove unnecessary barriers and provide appropriate employment conditions to meet the needs of under-represented groups.

Support for employees

We provide a range of support mechanisms for our colleagues, including an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This is an independent and confidential service. They provide information, counselling and advice on a range of issues such as work life (including diversity, managing change and the work/life balance), home life and personal issues.

Business Disability Forum (BDF)

We are members of the BDF, which is an independent advisory service. It helps us to improve our performance by accessing the widest possible talent and customer base. Our managers and other employees are able to access their specialist advice and training to ensure that the CAA is fully accessible to disabled customers and employees.