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    £50,000 - £55,000 p/annum

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MPI have a requirement for an Air Safety Manager to work in Gosport, Hampshire.

37 hours per week.


To provide a Safety Management System (SMS) that is systematic, proactive and explicit regarding the approach to managing safety, including the necessary organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures across the UK business. Ensuring that the safety policy and objectives, risk management, assurance and promotion, are compliant with current regulatory requirements.

Position Requirements Key responsibilities and duties:

1.Maintaining a competent and independent air safety function that delivers the correct level of assurance across the business.

2.Maintaining an air safety assessment programme that provides assurance that all regulatory and contractual requirements are being complied with.

3.Assuring that a feedback system is implemented and all findings are investigated and corrective/preventative actions are implemented in a timely and effective manner.

4.Ensuring suitable hazard identification and mitigating risk assessments are carried out to cover all aspects of air safety within the SMS.

5.Provide direction, guidance and focal point for all air safety related issues.

6.Bring to a halt any action that may lead to an unsafe outcome for the organisation, customer equipment or person(s).

7.Notify the Accountable Manager (Military Flying) or Accountable Manager (Maintenance) of any issue that may expose the organisation, customer equipment or person(s) to an unacceptable hazard.

8.Promoting air safety awareness, culture and improvement activities.

9.Maintaining the company Risk Registers for accuracy and compliance, to include hazard assessment and review.

10. Monitor all Occurrence reports (Vector Occurrence Reports (VORs), Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MORs) and Defence Air Safety Occurrence Report (DASORs)) and report as necessary to the Quality Director. Chair the monthly Occurrence Report meeting.

11.Conduct data analysis and trending on all Occurrence Reporting and to include Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs).

12.Liaise with external customer quality assurance departments, Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMOs), Civil Part M and MoD Delivery Teams (DTs).

13. Liaise with Regulatory Bodies, both Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) and Military Aviation Authorities (MAA), to include Foreign Regulatory Bodies.

14. Act as the Point of contact (POC) for all aspects of the Air SMS for internal and external communications.

15.Conduct the audits specific to Contractor Approved Organisation Scheme (CFAOS) activities.

16.Attend external Air Safety meetings as required.

17.Conduct internal assessment of the ASMS via the PSOE model (Present, Suitable, Operating, and Effective) on an annual basis.

18. Update and amend accordingly the company SMS webpage.

19. Assist the EH&S Manager regarding Post Crash Management Incident activities.


Core Competencies:


•Behaviours and leadership skills appropriate for a Senior Manager.

•Excellent communication skills.

•Enthusiastic and confident.

•Good written and verbal communication skills.

•Must be credible and act with integrity.

•Able to influence at appropriate levels within the business.

•Excellent analytical skills.



•Staff development and coaching skills.

•Professional customer engagement skills.

•Ability to interpret related data to identify key issues and trends.



•Excellent planning ability including auditing, resource and time management.

•Ability to highlight poor practices and identify/suggest solutions and implement continual improvement methods of operation.

•Maintenance Error Investigation experience.

•Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) analysis experience.

•Financial and budget planning.



•Use and application of modern compliance tools and techniques.

•Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office and Database applications.


Professional Qualifications/Education and Training:

•Level 4 (HNC) or equivalent.

•Demonstrable evidence of knowledge and practical application of Safety Management Systems.

•Demonstrable evidence of knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems.

•Demonstrable evidence of knowledge, interpretation and practical application of aerospace regulatory requirements (e.g. EASA/CAA/MAA/ISO/AS)

•Demonstrable evidence of knowledge and practical application of Route Cause Corrective Action.

•Must be familiar with internal and external auditing techniques and preferably be a qualified Lead Auditor/Assessor.

•Current Human Factors certification.


•Aeronautical apprenticeship or equivalent.

•Quality professional training and certification.

•Chartered Quality Practitioner

•An understanding of MAA Regulatory Articles.



•Appreciation and understanding of aviation industry Safety Management Systems and Regulatory Authority requirements including but not limited to ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110, MAOS, DAOS, CFAOS, EASA 145, Parts 21G & J, Part M, AQAP, Def-Stan.

•Strong ability to motivate, influence, drive compliance and continual improvement.

•Good working knowledge of engineering, design, manufacturing and maintenance processes.

•Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) experience is desirable.