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UK CAA – Regulation Innovation Specialist

Date: 17-Jan-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £40,735 up to £45,000 dependant upon experience

Contract Type: Permanent

We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment. 

We are looking for up to four individuals to join our Innovation team to support the delivery of the CAA’s response to new technologies. The innovation landscape is changing quickly and will enable the UK to build, use and export new, greener ways of flying through advances in electric and autonomous flight technology. To find out more click here 

The Role 

Your role will be to lead policy formation in response to demand driven by new technologies. You’ll play an important part in the UK leading a new revolution in aviation by bringing together technologies in electrification, digital and autonomy to build new modes of air travel and capability. 

Core Accountabilities will include: 

  • Focus and advise stakeholders (internal and external) in driving solutions 
  • Work closely with other innovation functions to share learning and develop new regulatory frameworks 
  • Undertake research to understand the relationship between existing regulation and emerging technologies and design appropriate responses 
  • Provide expert advice and mentorship on regulatory expectations 
  • Develop road maps for how technologies are trialled and show cased through test and trials to form part of the aviation ecosystem 
  • Contribute to creating regulatory principles, standard scenarios and templates that can be reapplied in core regulatory areas 
  • Apply functional knowledge to complex problems arising from emerging technologies 
  • Capture intelligence to formulate important insights and recommendations 

About You 

You’ll need good regulatory and policy understanding and knowledge, ideally within aviation or tech, but this is not crucial. 

Experience of policy formulation particularly researching and drafting new regulations, policies, frameworks and instruments (including legislation) to respond to new trends and challenges will be required. 

Additional skills/experience: 

  • Have a risk-based and principles-led approach 
  • Ability to plan and prioritise sophisticated deliveries across multiple partners 
  • Experience in providing innovative solutions to meet challenges of regulatory compliance 
  • Ability to understand challenges that are being developed in a highly regulated environment 
  • Have a flexible and adaptable approach with evidence of working in highly changing environments 
  • Proven experience of convening and leading multi-stakeholder discussions on complex technical topics 

What Can We Offer You? 

Joining the Innovation Hub is an outstanding opportunity to be part of building the CAA and UK’s responses to the newest trends in aviation and aerospace. We’ve built a creative culture and working approach to help enable innovation in the aviation, aerospace and travel sectors. 

You will get the chance to define the regulatory strategies and frameworks of the future. Building deep relationships with industry, from start-ups to established, international corporates and contribute to keeping the UK at the ground-breaking level of innovation. 

Additional Information

For many appointments within the CAA, these roles require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holders must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance.

To be vetted we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. This can either be 3 years or 5 years depending on the level required (CTC or SC). If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application. For more information please visit – Vetting explained – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Given the impact of Covid-19, it’s likely that you will work remotely to begin with as we plan for a return to work within the government guidelines.

Working With Us

We offer a range of excellent benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a generous pension scheme and much more!

We are on a journey towards being increasingly adaptable, where our colleagues collaborate as part of cross-functional teams. This approach ensures we never stop learning together. It also means that you may become involved in activities that take you out of your day to day role, providing you with opportunities to develop and grow your career with us.

We have embraced hybrid working and offer flexible working patterns, being open to having a conversation about what works for you. We know where and when we work is important in achieving a work-life balance.

We are passionate about diversity and ensuring all are included at the CAA. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.

As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

Our Values

Do The Right Thing, Never Stop Learning, Build Collaborative Relationships, Respect Everyone – For more information please Click Here

Closing Date: 31/01/2022

Interview Date: commencing early February 2022

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using Microsoft Teams.

No recruitment agencies please.

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