Safety Manager (Design Management Systems)

about 1 month ago
Full time role


Vertical Aerospace builds technology to revolutionize how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon-free. Since its inception ...

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Job Description

About Vertical

We are breaking the boundaries and pushing our commitment to the EVTOL world by changing the way the world travels. Our mission is powered by pioneers and progress is our prerogative.  

Here at Vertical, we are developing the UK’s first fully electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), the VX4. With zero-operating emissions. Vertical is transforming the way people travel by offering a faster, safer, and greener way to move. 

My Impact as a Safety Manager

The Safety Manager reports to the SVP of Engineering/Head of the Design Organisation. It will lead the implementation of the Design management System required of Part 21 Amendment 9 in the Design Organisation Approval (DOA) The nominee will be a CAA Form 4post-Holder, chair the safety review board, and be responsible for developing, administering and maintaining effective safety management processes, within the Vertical Aerospace DOA.

What success will look like for the Safety Manager

  • Facilitate hazard identification, as well as risk assessment and management
  • Monitor the implementation of action taken to mitigate risks, as listed in the safety action plan.
  • Provide periodic reports on safety performance to the safety review board
  • Ensure the maintenance of safety management documentation
  • Ensure that safety training is available and meets acceptable standards
  • Provide advice on safety matters and ensure the initiation and follow-up of internal investigations of occurrences
  • Monitor the organisation’s safety performance against its safety policy and objectives
  • Ensure safety actions are taken in a timely manner and the effectiveness of the organisation’s management systems processes
  • Review the compliance monitoring results and the implementation of related corrective and preventive action.

Everything sounds very interesting but how do I know this is the role for me? 

We seek an ambitious individual with a proven track record in the aerospace safety management system. Additionally, you will have a strong leadership pedigree with a proven track record in safety management.

  • Knowledge of Part 21 regulations and Design Organisation Approval
  • Develop and maintain technical procedures related to safety management in the DOA 
  • Knowledge of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and EU requirements for safety management
  • Good understanding of;
    • Safety management systems, including compliance monitoring systems
    • Risk management and safety investigation techniques
    • Human Factor (HF), including Human Performance (HP) and limitations
    • Positive safety culture and its promotion


Why work with us?

 For us, it is important that people feel valued for the impact they have and are able to thrive and experience the career journey of a lifetime. Our overall approach to reward seeks to offer competitive packages that attract the diverse and talented people we need to achieve our ambitious objectives.

Our Ways of Working

In the UK we have two offices and a Battery facility in Bristol, an office in London and a site in Kemble with well stocked free kitchen provisions including hot drinks, fruit and breakfasts every weekday. Our typical full time working week is 37.5 hours. We recognise the world of work is rapidly evolving and that flexibility is important for us all to thrive. We want to support all employees to deliver their roles to the best possible standard by offering the right level of flexibility between our key sites and home where suitable for your role and its deliverables and our company goals. Typically, this is agreed with your team and people leader, ensuring there are times for collaboration and other activity on site and the ability to work more remotely from home as appropriate.   

Our Vertical Additional Benefits  

  • ‘Primary Benefits’ are available as standard, 5% Pension Match, 2 x Salary Life Insurance, Income Protection, 26 days + bank holiday and the opportunity for extra 5 days when getting married or forming a civil partnership 
  • ‘Flex Fund Benefits’ are benefits that don’t come as standard, but you can ‘pay’ for using a company provided ‘Flex Fund’ (equal to 4% of salary) Private Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, EV Car Subscription, Home EV Charger, Holiday Buy, Pension Top Up, and many more
  • ‘Payroll benefits’ Workplace ISA, Commuter Loan, Interest Free Technology Loans
  • ‘Extra benefits’ are the many benefits we offer that can be accessed through our rewards platform, incl. Discounted Shopping Scheme, Eye Care Benefits, Free Mortgage Advice, Financial and Comprehensive Wellness Benefits
  • Eligibility to participate in our employee long-term-incentive plan 

Do you like the look of this opportunity but not sure if you meet all the criteria we’ve outlined?

 Here at Vertical, we are working to create an environment of growth, diversity and opportunities for people to take on challenges and push the status quo. We understand some people may not apply to jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure... we'd love to hear from you.   

This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received. 

Vertical Aerospace builds technology to revolutionize how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand, and carbon-free. Since its inception ...

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