Risk and Compliance Manager

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United Kingdom, England, Yeovil

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This vacancy may close at any time, if this role is of interest to you we recommend you apply as soon as possible.


The Opportunity

Working at the heart of our Flight Operations function within the Helicopter Division in Yeovil, this is an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Risk and Compliance Manager.


Reporting to our Chief Test Pilot, you will be joining a dynamic, flexible and highly motivated team, managing risk and compliance across all aspects of global flight operations, including test and evaluation, and aircrew training. You will be central to the effective safety performance monitoring of the department, and responsible for implementing positive changes across the business in this challenging but rewarding role.


As part of your induction into the role, you will have the incredible opportunity to take part in our flying activities to develop your knowledge of our products and the Company.


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 8,000 are based in the UK.


What you will do

  • Manage levels of compliance, regulatory change and safety performance within Flight Operations
  • Flight Operations liaison for safety/risk management and regulatory compliance across Leonardo Helicopters UK and with our regulators
    As part of delivering on the above accountabilities, key activities include:
  • Developing assurance plans and conduct audits, departmental procedure reviews and investigations to assess compliance and identify risks
  • Deliver projects and manage departmental capabilities that improve compliance and reduce aviation safety risks (specifically Centrik and BowtieXP)
  • Prepare for, manage and monitor the output of Flight Operations Safety Working Groups and Safety Action Groups on behalf of the Flight Safety Officer and Chief Test Pilot
  • Liaise with Flight Ops Subject Matter Experts, Project Pilots and other relevant LH UK Stakeholders with regard to activities related to compliance and risk management
  • Co-ordinate with the Quality System Department to manage Civil and Military Regulatory audits
  • Complete regulation reviews and impact assessments for regulatory changes (Civil & Military)
  • Draft departmental policies, procedures and the Flight Ops functional manual with appropriate subject matter expert input
  • Identify and manage aviation safety risks and changes in risk exposure using the Bowtie methodology
  • Create and present performance, risk and assurance reporting on specific Flight Ops safety and compliance issues as required


Life at Leonardo


With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.


  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below


For a full list of our Company benefits please visit our website.


What we are looking for

  • Significant experience in audit, assurance, risk and compliance management
  • Experience working in aviation or other highly regulated industry
  • Ability to be an organised problem solver who is able to take initiative to resolve issues
  • Ability to work well across teams and develop strong professional relationships
  • Excellent communication skills to support the effective briefing, training and discussions around complex regulatory requirements, systems and controls
    Highly Desirable:
  • Familiarity with the MAA Regulatory Publications
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering investigations into occurrences
  • Experience of UK MOD flight operations, civil Air Operations Centre (AOC) or an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) as an operations officer or aircrew


Security Clearance

You must be eligible for full security clearance. For more information and guidance please visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/united-kingdom-security-vetting-clearance-levels


At Leonardo UK, we believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment unlocks our people’s full potential and drives innovation and creativity. We work hard to offer a welcoming, accessible and inclusive place to work for all of our people, creating a culture where everyone can thrive, feel safe and have a sense of belonging and connection.


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