Senior Regulatory Policy Adviser - London

circa £65,000
08 May 2013
28 May 2013
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Regulatory Policy Adviser

Circa £65,000


2 year fixed term

The role

This high-profile role will lead for the CAA on safety-related economic issues as part of a major programme to modernise the approach to aviation safety regulation within the UK, within the structures increasingly set at the European level.

The CAA is taking forward a comprehensive programme of activity to enhance its safety risk management processes, promote a ‘just culture’, and lead industry implementation of safety management systems and adoption of a performance-based regulatory approach. 

The post holder will be a key participant in applying and embedding economic thinking within this programme, so that resources available are applied optimally in order to deliver enhanced safety outcomes in a way that is consistent with the principles of Better Regulation, including the need to avoid imposing unnecessary administrative burdens.

Reporting to the CAA’s Regulatory Policy Group, but partnering closely with key colleagues in Safety Regulation, the post holder will work with colleagues across the CAA to develop a framework for the application of economic principles to aviation safety regulation, including the specification and delivery of pathway projects to apply the framework in practice.

The candidate

You will work with a high degree of creativity in shaping and developing the CAA agenda in this area. To do this you will be a self-starter with a proven ability in specifying projects, taking projects forward and progressing them across organisational boundaries. This will be supported by experience of operating strategically and your strong communication, influencing and persuading skills.

You will have the confidence to advise colleagues at the highest levels of seniority and build relationships with colleagues across the organisation and stakeholder organisations, including building an understanding and rapport with technical experts. 

It is essential that you have strong analytical skills, knowledge of the principles of better regulation and safety economics and experience of applying them practically in real-world situations. You also have the ability to engage others so that they can take forward these approaches themselves.

Ideally you will have a good understanding of the aviation industry and aviation safety, however a background in regulating for safety or health in other sectors will also be considered.

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Closing Date: 28 May 2013.

Interview Date: 12 June 2013.