Mar 072019

General Aviation Champion - Department for Transport

Body: Department for Transport
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Sectors: Transport
Location: London
Skills required: Communication / Media / Marketing
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £350 per day
Time Requirements: 2 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 06/03/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 19/04/2019
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 31/05/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Catherine Adams - Panel Chair - Deputy Director, Aviation Strategy and Consumers, DfT • Departmental Official
  • Emma West - Non-Executive Director, DVLA - Independent Member
  • Roger Hopkinson - Chair, General and Business Aviation Strategic Forum - Independent Member

Vacancy Description

  • Ensuring the department is able to effectively take into account the specific needs of the GA sector by:
  • Collating and distilling for the Minister the views of the private and commercial General Aviation sectors (the GA sector) on the impacts of policies of relevance to them, indicating how much support various propositions have across the sector and where that support is located.
  • Undertaking visits and holding meetings with GA stakeholders wishing to make a case to the government for policy change or stability and to summarise for the Minister the features and findings of these events.
  • Assisting the GA sector in prioritising its concerns, setting them out in detail and with rigour and putting them into a wider context of government policy.
  • Working with the GA sector to help it to present its position to a range of relevant government departments and to capitalise on interactions with and feedback offered by those departments.

Person Specification

The person specification for the network champion requires:

  • recent working knowledge and experience in or with the GA sector;
  • a high and respected profile in the GA sector;
  • analytical skills in identifying important features, prioritisation, identifying and resolving problems and clarifying ambiguity;
  • an open and collaborative approach to working with a wide range of stakeholders
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • independence from government;
  • familiarity with the workings of government;
  • competence in representational roles.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this post, please supply the following:

  • a CV setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications (maximum 2 pages);
  • a covering letter which demonstrates that you have the requirements for the post that you are applying for and the skills required as set out in the candidate profile (maximum 2 pages);
  • a diversity monitoring form;
  • a conflict of interest form.

Please contact to apply or for further details.


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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