Inspector of Air Accidents (Operations) - Aldershot, UK

Aldershot, UK
£72,944 - £80,238
06 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Inspector of Air Accidents (Operations)
Department for Transport
Closing date:
6 Mar 2017
Reference number: 1526110
Salary: £72,944 - £80,238
Grade: Grade 7
Contract type: Permanent
Type of role: Investigation 
Working pattern: Full-time
Hours: 37
Number of posts: 2

Aircraft accident Investigation has never been more demanding and the Department for Transport remains one of the leading Air Safety Investigating Authorities in the world. 

The purpose of this role is to investigate the operational aspects of aircraft accidents and serious incidents involving civil aircraft operating in the UK and to UK registered or manufactured aircraft overseas. 

AAIB Operations Inspector’s work will be directed principally towards the determination of operational factors in aircraft accidents and serious incidents occurring in the UK and overseas. 

This will include: interviewing witnesses, examining flight deck and ATC procedures, reconstructing flight paths, considering meteorological aspects and investigating the impact of human factors. This will often involve co-ordination with specialist investigators. 

You will be required to produce detailed, accurate and timely technical reports and present evidence at Coroners Inquests and Judicial Inquiries. 

Occasionally, you will be required to engage in the AAIB’s overseas Training & Development programme providing support to foreign safety investigation authorities. 

Role Responsibilities: 

  • To respond quickly to aircraft accidents and serious incidents occurring in the UK and to UK registered or manufactured aircraft world-wide and gather evidence relevant to the operation of the aircraft involved 
  • To produce accurate, clearly written and concise technical reports with well-founded analysis and conclusions that explain the circumstances and causes of accidents and serious incidents without apportioning blame or liability 
  • To provide assistance and expertise to the international air accident community to improve aviation safety globally 
  • To treat the survivors and the relatives of victims of air accidents sympathetically and help them to understand ‘what happened’ and what is being done to prevent similar accidents in the future 

Special features of the role: 

To be equal to the challenge you must be able to work on your own initiative, have a high degree of personal resolve and motivation, and the ability to work in small inter-disciplinary teams. 

It is essential that you have highly developed interpersonal skills, together with good oral and written communication skills. You will also be computer literate. 

Applicants invited to interview will be asked to complete a health declaration. 

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a fitness assessment and health and safety training. 

You should use the Civil Service Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised. The Indicators listed on the attached document have been identified as most appropriate; please ensure that the evidence in your application meets the requirements of the role. 

Applicants should also use the attached additional competency framework and refer to the competency definitions within. 


Complete the online application form relating to the competencies required for this role by clicking on the 'Apply' button.