Independent Adviser to the National Aviation Security Committee

Body: National Aviation Security Committee
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Sector: Transport
Location: The Committee meets three times a year. Meetings are normally in London but may be held virtually. Where travel is required, expenses will be reimbursed.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £500 per day
Time Requirements: 8 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    W/C 01/11/2021

  • Final Interview Date

    W/C 15/11/2021

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

This is an exciting new role to support the work of the National Aviation Security Committee (NASC) to help strengthen the UK’s aviation security and enhance collaboration between industry and the government.

The NASC meets three times a year to provide senior oversight of the work of the National Aviation Security Programme (NASP), including the implementation and delivery of the UK Aviation Security Strategy. It is chaired by the Minister for Aviation and consists of senior government officials and industry representatives at Board level.

The NASC oversees the work of the Aviation Security Programme Board (ASPB), which also meets three times a year and leads on implementing the UK Aviation Security Strategy.

As the Independent Adviser to the NASC, you will:

  • Attend the three NASC and three ASPB meetings each year;
  • Bring an external, independent perspective to the wide-ranging work of the NASC;
  • Provide expert and constructive challenge;
  • Gather different views from across the aviation security industry to feed into NASC discussions;
  • Help provide senior oversight of the work of the NASP and the delivery of the UK Aviation Security Strategy; and
  • Contribute to NASC discussions on medium and long-term aviation security threats and challenges.

Person Specification

We would like to hear from candidates who can demonstrate in their application, and at interview, that they have:

  • An extensive and expert understanding of aviation security threats and issues;
  • Knowledge and experience of effective governance, oversight and risk management at a senior level;
  • Direct experience of working with government and the aviation industry;
  • Strong communication and networking skills with the ability to offer challenge in a constructive and open manner; and
  • A firm commitment to high ethical standards of integrity and honesty, and an understanding of the value and importance of the Seven Principles of Public Life.

The successful candidate will be required to have, or be willing to obtain, security clearance up to Security Check (SC).

How to Apply

To apply for this post you must provide:

  • Your curriculum vitae of no more than 2 sides of A4 paper
  • A supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 paper which sets out how you meet the requirements for this role

You should send the above by email to by 31 October 2021.

Further information can be found in the Candidate Pack below.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact:

NASC Independent Adviser Candidate Pack

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

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