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Airspace Operations Utilisation Assistant

Civil Aviation Authority
Closing date
10 May 2021

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Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent upon experience
Contract Type: full time, permanent

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.

The Role
The CAA has a duty to ensure that the utilisation of the UK's airspace is monitored, that the industry is updated, and that safety is maintained. To this end, our Airspace Utilisation team holds the responsibility to effectively coordinate and notify relevant industry partners on Unusual Aerial Activity and Obstacle Notification through our online systems. Unusual activity and obstacles are defined as generally hazardous activities that could pose a risk to other air users and can cover anything from flying displays to cranes.

As an Airspace Utilisation Operations Assistant, it would be your role to review incoming applications and plot their impact on the surrounding airspace, or aero structures, within a certain radius. Once this is complete you will draft and qualify notifications, known as NOTAM, AIC or ACN, that will be published online so that flight planning professionals can be made aware of their impact.

This is a fast paced, technical orientated and highly varied role that is perfect for someone coming from a flight planning background. As a function it sits at the heart of the CAA's duty to the aviation industry and the public. Its function is vital to ensuring the safe and well-planned use of UK airspace and the subject matter is both interesting and challenging.

About You
  • Possess some prior experience working with aeronautical charts, latitude & longitude, or grid referencing
  • Are a capable and efficient communicator, bother written and verbally, with an inquisitive mind set
  • Experience with MS Office, SharePoint, Google Earth as well as other technical information systems
  • Some prior knowledge of airspace and its regulation from either a civilian or military context

What Can We Offer You?
If you have, at some point in your career, integrated with the flight planning or airspace utilisation process and want to grow a career in this area, this is a phenomenal opportunity. The role offers you the first step on a ladder that will see you develop personally and technically.

Additional Information
Given the impact of Covid-19, it's likely that you will work remotely to begin with as we plan for a return to work within the government guidelines.

Working With Us
We offer a range of fantastic 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!

Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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 use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

Closing Date : 11/05/2021
Interview Date : w/c 17/05/2021

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using Microsoft Teams.

No recruitment agencies please.

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