Diversity & Inclusion
The CAA is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. It is our policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of any protected characteristic.
In respect of recruitment, career progression and development, the CAA will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification that could disadvantage an individual on any of the above grounds. Wherever possible, efforts will be made to identify and remove unnecessary or unjustifiable barriers and provide appropriate facilities and employment conditions to meet the needs of any underrepresented groups.
We are committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. We will regularly review supporting policies, procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits. All employees are required to attend equality and diversity awareness training.
The CAA recognises the positive contribution that individual differences can bring and how these factors will support the CAA’s stated Mission and Values, in particular:
- Maintaining and developing excellence in people.
- Working together effectively, internally and externally.
- Developing and empowering staff, and valuing their contribution.
- Continuously improving performance and processes.
The CAA’s commitment to taking action to embed equality and diversity into the organisation is relevant to all that we do and we will:
- Understand, value and welcome equality and diversity in our workforce.
- Ensure that all relevant policies reflect our commitment to action.
- Promote positive behaviours by treating people with respect, consideration and without prejudice.
- Support the use of flexible working patterns wherever possible to enable employees to balance work and home responsibilities.
The CAA can only deliver on our vision of aviation excellence with an engaged and happy team and so we take our approach to reward, recognition and benefits seriously. It is rewarding to know that our people feel strongly about their contribution to our shared vision. Of course, we also strive to ensure everyone has a competitive salary and much more in terms of benefits to recognise and reward their impact.
We work hard to create a positive balance between life and work, giving individuals the freedom to choose what works best for them:
- A minimum of 28 days annual leave, increasing with length of service, and the opportunity to buy additional days each year
- Full-time colleagues work 35 hours a week. Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives
- Family leave policies including maternity and adoption leave of up to 26 weeks full pay (followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and 13 weeks unpaid)
- A social club that organises subsidised trips and events
We offer a competitive contribution pension scheme. We will contribute twice the level of your contribution up to a cap of 12% from us (and you can contribute more if you want to).
Colleague Recognition Scheme
Our recognition scheme is a brilliant way for anyone to thank or congratulate a colleague or colleagues, so that they get the credit they deserve, when they deserve it. This might be via a thank you e-card or a ‘points’ award, which they can use to treat themselves to a gift of their choice.
We provide a wide range of voluntary benefits that enable you to personalise your choices to suit your life. The options range of benefits related to health and fitness and general wellbeing, through to financial savings and high street discounts.