Airspace Regulator (IFP)

Civil Aviation Authority

The UK's aviation regulator,

Requirements of the role

The purpose of the Airspace Regulator (IFP) is to establish, implement and update the United Kingdom regulations and policies for the provision of Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) in accordance with the Directions to the CAA from the Department for Transport’s including any supporting legislation.


This area of the organisation is expanding due to the growth within the team, and we are currently looking to secure 3 positions on this occasion.


The successful candidate would also be expected to:


  • Ensure that such policies are in accordance with all relevant national and international requirements, conventions, and safety management principles
  • Assess applications received from organisations wishing to deliver IFP design services in the UK and recommend regulatory decision(s)
  • Oversee organisations approved for the delivery of IFP design service in the UK once approved
  • Assess IFP designs submitted to the CAA as part of the airspace change process or 5Yr periodic reviews and recommend regulatory decisions

Core Accountabilities


    • Regulatory oversight of all CAA approved Instrument Flight Procedure designers/organisations to ensure effective IFP design services are delivery in compliance with both national and international regulations and standards
    • Regulatory approval of Instrument Flight Procedure designs submitted by CAA Approved IFP Organisations and Designers
    • Support the development of UK policy for conventional and performance-based navigation (PBN) Instrument Flight Procedures
    • Providing advice and guidance on all aspects of Instrument Flight Procedures, airspace change proposals, Annex 4 charting, supporting navigation aids and ARINC Coding for PBN IFPs
    • Assessment of applications from 3rd party procedure design organisations/individuals seeking CAA approval to design Instrument Flight Procedures for use in UK Airspace. Conducting initial audits and periodic reviews of those organisations/individuals and issuing approvals as appropriate
    • Coordinating with aerodrome sponsors, ANSPs, Flight Crew, Air traffic Controllers and others to determine IFP design requirements and ensure feedback is incorporated in designs where applicable
    • When requested, provide specific IFP related expertise to support Air Safety Support International (ASSI) regulatory work in the UK Overseas Territories
    • Participating in various Working Groups or Panels at the national or international level to ensure that the needs and interests of all UK airspace users are considered when reaching any decisions
    • When required, prepare discussion, or working papers to provide senior management with the necessary information for strategic planning and decision making
    • The job holder is expected to make a personal contribution to training and development while taking a positive interest in the role
    • In respect of Risk Management, the job holder shall be aware of the CAA Risk Management Policy and highlight to his/her manager any new significant Business Risks that become apparent in his/her area of responsibility
    • When requested by the AR management team, assist other areas of the CAA


Safety And Regulations Group Generic Accountabilities:  


    • Through line management as appropriate, responsible for making a decision on whether to commission an investigation when a breach of aviation law is suspected or resulting from a recommendation from the IET
    • Capture and readily share safety-relevant intelligence, information, and analysis from multiple internal and external sources with all CAA groups
    • Understand and apply the principles of Performance Based Oversight
    • To keep up to date with CAA records management policies and procedures and to amend AR practices and procedures to ensure continuing compliance

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 Contract type

Full time, Permanent


Airspace Regulator (IFP)

 Working pattern

Flexible working, Hybrid

 Closing Date