CAA Careers – Inspecting Officer

Website Civil Aviation Authority

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • t 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.
  • If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

Job Requirements:

  • You will monitor compliance with International and National safety regulations related to procedures for the carriage of dangerous goods, training of staff and effective risk management.
  • You will be required to communicate findings to senior management and assess the effectiveness of the corrective and preventative actions provided to adequately eliminate the potential for future recurrence.
  • Where required, you will conduct follow up audits to verify the effectiveness of corrective action taken by the operator.
  • We are expanding our influence to become a more effective regulator.
  • The dangerous goods team works within Flight Operations, which is an integral part of the established and world-renowned Safety & Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) so your knowledge, skills and experience will contribute significantly to the oversight of flight operations UK-wide.
  • Your primary task will be to verify the safe transport of dangerous goods by commercial air transport and public transport operators through a programme of audits and inspections.
  • You will also oversee other sectors of the dangerous goods transport chain such as shippers, freight forwarders and ground handling agents, as well as approved training providers and innovative platforms such as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

Qualification & Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are vital to ensure that clear messages are delivered to both internal and external stakeholders
  • You will also have the ability to be flexible but influential when required
  • You will have extensive knowledge and experience relating to the transport of dangerous goods by air
  • You will have an understanding of the primary functions of the CAA and the role of Flight Operations
  • You will have a broad knowledge of the regulatory requirements relating to the transport of dangerous goods by air
  • Experience of developing and/or delivering Category 6 dangerous goods training is highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of auditing processes relating to the transport of dangerous goods is preferable
  • You will have a keen eye for detail and be able to investigate and reach justified conclusions
  • This role requires strong interpersonal skills as you will communicate at all levels through the CAA and externally as you develop strong relationships

Job Details:

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Gatwick, England

Application Deadline: N/A

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