General Aviation – Flight Standards Officer

The Air Display and Special Events team

Salary circa £55,000

This role reports to the Operations Manager, and will support the CAA by participating in the delivery of policy and the development of regulation that supports the Air Display Industry. You will undertake specific inspecting, audit and oversight tasks, and prepare Permissions, Exemptions, Approvals and Variations for signature in accordance with the civil regulations set out in the Air Navigation Order and appropriate Civil Air Publications (CAP).

The job will involve working with both internal and external stakeholders. It is therefore essential to be able to communicate verbally and in writing to a high standard.

Work will include:

  • Development of policy and regulation as recommended by the CAA’s Air Display Review
  • Planning, delivery and implementation of Air Display policy and regulation Prepare and where appropriate sign required, Exemptions, Approvals and Variations in the area of Air Display and associated activities, in accordance with the appropriate civil regulations and guidance
  • Following on the job training, conduct Inspections and Audits covering: Air Displays, Ex-Military Aircraft Operators and associated activities to ensure compliance with the civil regulations
  • Identify and develop amendments to CAPs and guidance material and to keep the information up-to-date and in line with requirements identified within the Air Display Review
  • Consult and work with GA industry to the extent needed to support delivery of appropriate levels of oversight and to the continued delivery of Air Display Review actions and recommendations
  • Investigate and make recommendations for further action on allocated MORs
  • Assist and support the Operations Manager as required to ensure delivery of agreed outputs

The desirable requirements we are seeking are:

  • Should hold or have held a private or professional pilot license (or military equivalent)
  • Must have thorough knowledge of all aspects of aircraft operations gained through appropriate flying experience or through authority and industry regulatory experience and at least some air display experience
  • Must be well organised to ensure assigned work is managed to agreed criteria of cost, time and quality
  • Must be able to understand and analyse complex technical data
  • Must be capable of using aviation experience to make risk-based, proportionate and consistent judgements

Please note that the CAA are unable to offer sponsorship and can only accept applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the UK

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Closing date is 28th April 2017