Senior Advisor (Aviation Security Regulation)

Employer: Civil Aviation Authority
Location: London, United Kingdom

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Circa £48,000

About the Team
The Aviation Security Regulation Team within the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the link between Department for Transport (DfT) policy, as determined by Ministers, and industry stakeholder interests, providing expert advice to DfT and guidance to industry in a customer-facing role. The Regulation Team undertakes analysis of the regulatory options for the development and maintenance of UK and European ‘baseline’ aviation security regulations, and advises UK industry and CAA Aviation Security Compliance colleagues on their implementation. Crucial to the Regulation Team’s professional credibility in the regulatory, commercial and international sphere is the ability to provide expert guidance and to apply sound judgement that supports a risk-based approach to regulation.

Job Summary
Leading on projects and business-as usual work-streams, analysing and devising options to develop, amend and support the implementation and maintenance of aviation security regulations.
Engaging collaboratively with Government and industry stakeholders, undertaking impact analysis, risk assessment and options appraisal.
Instructing and liaising with lawyers in respect of drafting and maintaining regulations.
Offering advice and guidance to DfT and industry on interpretation of the UK National Aviation Security Programme (NASP).

Acting as line manager to an Expert Advisor within the Regulation Team.

Required Skills & Experience
Demonstrable experience in managing projects, people and work-streams; being able to demonstrate delivery against the business plan as well as the ability to assist in coaching and developing a team.
Demonstrable experience of, and/or a clear aptitude for working in a regulatory and/or protective security environment, preferably with at least basic knowledge of counter-terrorism principles and policy.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrable ability to collaborate influentially and tactfully with stakeholders at all levels within an organisation, either UK-based or overseas.
Strong evidence of analytical skills, specific to understanding and evaluating complex information, whilst devising workable outcomes/solutions that are proportionate and justifiable.

Desirable Skills & Experience
An understanding of emergency response arrangements within the security sphere of Government and its advisory bodies.

Knowledge/experience of the aviation cargo sector.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo National Security Vetting to Security Clearance (SC) level.

Please note that the CAA is unable to offer sponsorship and can only accept applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the UK.