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Associate – CAA Strategy & Policy

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.

The Role

This role focuses on building and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships to enable key airspace modernisation outcomes to be delivered. The purpose of this role is to support the development and delivery of CAA airspace modernisation strategy and policy, through the contribution of broad knowledge, experience, and advice. The role will involve developing high-quality insights through quantitative and qualitative research.

As part of this role travel including occasional overseas may be required.

Core Accountabilities

  • Develop strategies and plans to support a once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernise the UK’s airspace, including working closely with government and industry representatives to interpret and implement public policy and develop new guidance and processes where necessary.
  • Build and manage internal and external relationships, influencing where necessary to enable key outcomes to be delivered.
  • Provide research, draft quality briefings, and support the development of policy across a range of airspace issues. Own and solve problems ensuring these are well-considered and evidence-based.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • Graduate level educated or equivalent with experience gained in policy development and research.
  • Practical experience of working collaboratively across multi-disciplinary or multi-agency groups.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to different audiences, with a particular emphasis on excellent written communication skills, with experience in drafting quality documents and briefing material.
  • Ability to build, influence and manage relationships.
  • Flexible and adaptable mindset with evidence of delivery in dynamic and changing environments.
  • Self-motivated, and proactive with excellent organisational skills.
  • Experience or a keen interest in aviation would be desirable.
  • Some experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods would be desirable.

What Can We Offer You?

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to play a vital role in one of the most complex modernisation programmes of UK airspace. Your work will support strategy and policy decision-making at the very highest levels and will help facilitate the delivery of quicker, quieter, and cleaner journeys and more capacity for the benefit of those who use and are affected by UK airspace.

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 you must have the right to work in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken.

If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application.

For more information on BPSS clearance please visit – BPSS clearance

The CAA values high ethical standards and personal integrity among employees. If invited for interview you will be asked to complete a declaration of interest.

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, an 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: 6th November 2023

Interview Date: w/c 20th November 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

No recruitment agencies, please.

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