The CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator and, through its skills and expertise, is recognised as a world leader in its field. Our remit covers four broad areas of aviation: safety, economic regulation of major airports, consumer protection and airspace.

The role 

As part of the team within our Aerodrome Standards Department, you will inspect and audit Rescue & Fire Fighting Service (RFFS) facilities at UK licensed aerodromes to ensure they meet CAA regulatory requirements and project manage new aerodrome licence applications. You will also assess CAA Approved Training Providers (ATP's) and accepted In-house Maintenance of Competence Schemes (MOCS). 

You will ensure that Aerodrome Manuals and Emergency Orders reflect best safety management practice and that Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs) are processed and acted upon effectively. If requested, you will assist in the Incident Investigation process as an expert member of the team. 

On a broader scale, you would be asked to advise on larger projects or developments within your region, to lead or support working groups, and to assist with the training of new staff members. Opportunities may arise to broaden your knowledge and experience with regulatory oversight of aerodromes in other areas of the aviation world. 

Frequently working with other functional areas of the CAA to achieve enhanced safety performance, and liaising with government and other external bodies, you will be making an active contribution to the development of policies and principles that meet the changing needs of the industry and its regulatory oversight. 

This role requires up to date extensive aerodrome-related rescue and fire fighting experience. You will also have a sound grasp of aerodrome safety and quality management systems and the auditing of such systems. Wider aerodrome experience would be advantageous, as well as an understanding of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). 

Confident and diplomatic at all levels within the industry, you should have a track record of team working in a multi-disciplined environment, plus excellent written, oral and presentation skills, IT literacy and a clean, current UK driving licence. 

Closing date: 17 February 2012 Interview Date: w/c 19 March 201 

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