Inspector of Air Accidents (Human Factors)
Department for Transport Air Accidents Investigation Branch
£72,944 - £80,238 + excellent benefits
This important role at the leading edge of aviation safety gives you an unrivalled opportunity to influence global aviation safety. You will be instrumental in determining the causes of civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents worldwide. Human factors investigation is an evolving capability within ourorganisation, which means you will enjoy scope not only to shape the role itself, but also how we investigate. The nature of what we do means that your influence will extend internationally.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is the UK’s aviation safety investigation authority. Our purpose is to improve safety by determining the causes of air accidents and serious incidents, and making safety recommendations intended to prevent recurrence.
As an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team you will be involved from the outset of an investigation. Having reviewed preliminary data to determine the level of human performance expertise required, you will be responsible for gathering and analysing relevant evidence.
Working in a wide range of potentially challenging environments worldwide, on land and at sea, you will manage specialists, interview victims and witnesses, and write detailed reports. Crucially, you will identify safety issues and draft safetyrecommendations which will reach across the international aviation industry. .
Along the way, you will benefit from specialist training courses and opportunities to progress to a more senior level. We will expect you to remain up-to-date with the latest human performance theory and methods relevant to accident investigation. You will be given the opportunity to fly light aircraft, and to gain and maintain a Private Pilot’s Licence, if you do not hold one already.
To be equal to the challenge, you will need an undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline, together with a postgraduate qualification relevant to human factors. Since qualifying, you will have acquired extensive professional experience of analysing human factors in a complex operational or safety-critical environment. With a flair for conducting evidence-based research, your skills span data collection, analysis and critical thinking. As an interviewer, you are able to demonstrate tact and empathy.
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Please note we do not accept CVs in lieu of a fully completed application form.
Closing date; 4th October 2017