Head of Safety

Sharjah | Aviation



Head of Safety

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The Job Opportunity

The Head of Safety's (HoS) role is required to investigate all Air Navigation Services (ANS) related incidents at Sharjah Airport and to implement measures to avoid incidents and accidents at Sharjah.

In addition, ensure that a robust Safety Management System is maintained in Sharjah ANS.  The overriding goal of the Head of Safety is to engender a safe and just culture at Sharjah ANS and to encourage this approach to safety incidents.


Key accountabilities

  • To manage all Safety Management System functions in Sharjah ANS, such as the completion of Risk Assessments prior to implementation of new procedures and systems, and the reporting of identified hazards and their rectification and closure.
  • To drive the maintenance and development of the Aviation Safety Management Systems and to advise Sharjah DCA on this matter
  • To review the overall performance of Sharjah, specifically by monitoring the performance of Sharjah in relation to its identified target levels of safety
  • To act as the Safety Contact for all Sharjah Operational ANS staff and advise all Operational ANS staff on the ASMS and their roles and responsibilities and interaction with the ASMS;
  • To manage the representation of Sharjah ANS Safety Function and any external safety initiatives such as Runway Safety Team;
  • Development and implementation of the Safety Program for Sharjah ANS and implementation of a Compliance Programme aligned to Sharjah operational needs


What we are looking for in our candidates:

  • Ability to achieve excellent standards of customer service, quality and attention to detail, supporting the growth of the airport and the increasing complexity a larger airport will bring;
  • Possess excellent communication skills and a proactive approach to all work requirements and a team centred ethos;
  • Always have a confident and professional approach that enables effective resolution of conflicts and delivery of relevant solutions;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of aviation safety and quality management systems.
  • Experience in building strong relationships and positively influencing clients;
  • Conversant with the requirements of all current relevant legislation



Specific requirements

  • Validated aerodrome rating at an international airport
  • Operational and Managerial regional experience in ANSP
  • Experience in the implementation and maintenance of a standards and compliance programme
  • Experience at Sharjah Airport will be an asset


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03/02/2023 01:30:00
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