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.
We have an exciting opportunity available for a Spectrum Policy Specialist within our Airspace, Air Traffic Management & Aerodromes (AAA) Division. This position is responsible for ensuring international coordination of radio spectrum management and focusses on the development of new requirements for radio spectrum allocations. This is achieved through influencing international and national positions for discussion in international forums such as the ITU and ICAO. The position also provides advice and support to the wider organisation concerning radio spectrum issues and works with other regulators and external organisations, such as OFCOM and the MoD.
This position requires in-depth specialist knowledge of radio engineering, radio spectrum management techniques and extensive understanding of the aeronautical industry in order to achieve the prime objective of the role which is to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable aeronautical radio spectrum environment. You will have an awareness of current and future UK, regional and global aeronautical strategies that require the availability of adequate and suitable spectrum. In addition to the specialist technical abilities, this position requires a high level of diplomacy and negotiating skills in order to achieve acceptable outcomes for UK aviation often in the face of strongly conflicting requirements for spectrum on a national, regional or global basis. The ability to think laterally to derive solutions based upon knowledge and experience is important. You will be a collaborative colleague, with the ability to articulate technically complex topics to a diverse range of audiences.
What Can We Offer You?
This role is a critical component for aviation infrastructure and the future aspirations of the aerospace industry. The focus of this role is a key enabler for the Airspace Modernisation Strategy. This rewarding and diverse role provides opportunity to be exposed to every corner of the aerospace domain and is technically diverse with opportunity for future development.
For many appointments within the CAA, these roles require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holders must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance.
To be vetted we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. This can either be 3 years or 5 years depending on the level required (CTC or SC). If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application. For more information please visit – Vetting explained – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The CAA values high ethical standards and personal integrity among employees. If invited for interview you will be asked to complete a declaration of interest.
Working With Us
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. It 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.
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. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.
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Closing Date: 3rd July
Interview Date: Interviews will be conducted from the 11th July
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
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