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Reference: 72878

Date Added: 26 September 2019
Closing Date: 13 October 2019

Job Title: Policy Manager

Working For: Airport Operators Association (AOA)

Location: London

Salary: £35,000-£38,000 (dependent on experience)

Job Details

The AOA is the voice of UK airports and is recruiting for a new Policy Manager at our Westminster-based offices. The jobholder will have a wide-ranging role across the AOA’s work on aviation policy, sustainability and regulatory engagement, including:

  • Developing the AOA’s policy positions, in consultation with AOA members;
  • Working with civil servants and others to shape UK aviation policy;
  • Providing AOA members with policy insight and intelligence;
  • Coordinating with colleagues to ensure consistency and coherence in our messages to government (EU, UK and devolved) and our regulator, the CAA.


The primary responsibilities are developing the AOA’s policy positions and supporting the AOA’s promotion of airports and aviation, in close cooperation with the wider AOA Team and the AOA’s members. As part of this, the successful application is expected to:

  • Research, write and consult members on AOA policy positions and consultation responses, including on general airport and aviation issues as well as on specific issues, such as environment, consumer and security issues.
  • Analyse political, economic and industry developments to ensure that policy projects address the most salient issues affecting the UK aviation sector
  • Responsible for the AOA’s day-to-day relationship with the Civil Aviation Authority and civil servants in the Department for Transport and others where appropriate
  • Represent the AOA at external conferences and other events, as appropriate
  • Run and develop the AOA members’ policy forums
  • Support and build on the AOA’s strategic alliances with other representative bodies
  • Support the Events team with the content for the AOA’s Annual Conference and specialist conferences
  • Support the Chief Executive and Chair of the AOA, including by preparing briefing papers and presentations

What are we looking for?

The successful applicant will have four to five years’ experience in a similar role, where they’ll have gained experience in, for example, carrying out research, drafting reports, responding to government consultations, partnership working as well as having built an understanding of the public-policy-making processes. They will be familiar and comfortable with working with senior figures in industry, politics, and the civil service.

Closing Date: 13 October 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and a short covering letter (no more than 1 page) outlining why you want to work for the AOA. Applications should be sent to patriciapage@aoa.org.uk

Website: http://www.aoa.org.uk

Additional Notes