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AJW Aviation
Salary: £40-50K
Location: Brighton, West Sussex, Billingshurst, Horsham
Job type: Permanent
Aircraft type: A320 Family (A318, A319, A320, A321), 737
Contact: Sophie
Sector: Aircraft
Category: Engineers Jobs, Office Jobs, Aeronautical Engineer Jobs, Airworthiness Engineer Jobs

We are currently seeking a Head of Quality and Safety to join us in our fantastic HQ based in Slinfold, West Sussex.


  • Management and development of the AJW Aviation Quality Management System
  • Management and development of the AJW Aviation Safety Management System
  • Management of the A J Walter Aviation Training Program

Quality Management System:

  • Management and and development of the company audit programme to ensure compliance
  • Ensuring satisfactory root cause analysis and preventative action is actioned for all non-compliance
  • Promoting best practice at all times
  • Internal Quality Audits
  • External Quality Audits
  • Quality Communication internally & externally
  • Supplier approval assessments

Safety Management System:

  • Management and development of the company Safety Management System
  • Development and management of an occurrence reporting system
  • Leading safety training and promotion within the organisation
  • Promotion of a ‘just’ culture
  • Ensuring that actions are taken to mitigate safety risk
  • Management of safety investigations
  • Internal Safety Audits
  • External Safety Audits
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Management of the AJW Risk Register
  • Training planning, preparation, maintenance and improvement of the AJW Training Program
  • Engagement of external training organisations
  • Internal training scheduling and facilitating
  • Management of QPulse training records


  • Creating a strong Quality and Safety culture throughout the organisation
  • Ensuring compliance with required international standards
  • Management of the QPulse system
  • Preparation, maintenance and improvement of the Authorized Economic Operator Program
  • Member of the Lean Processing Team
  • Involvement in general project developments from a Quality, Safety and Training perspective

Person Specification:

  • Strong experience in a quality and safety role in the aviation maintenance industry
  • Extensive understanding of EASA Part 145 and ISO 9001
  • Have experience as a lead auditor or have attended the lead auditor course
  • Have an understanding of the aviation parts supply business and the associated quality and safety risks
  • Be passionate about best practice and safety promotion
  • Strong influencing skills
  • A can do attitude with a desire to support the company to find solutions to issues raised

Core Leadership competencies:

  • Focused business acumen
  • Urgency, pace, agility & innovation
  • Impactful communication
  • Inspiring, enabling and empowering the people


To apply please upload a CV and cover letter to our website.

The AJW Group is a multi-faceted organisation and a world leading specialist in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts. With a focus on quality that permeates every aspect of the business and the customer experience, AJW is justifiably proud of the reputation it has built for providing the resources, in terms of expertise and inventory, which support more than 1000 airlines in 117 countries. 

We offer many benefits for our employees at our fantastic HQ facility such as our onsite restaurant, full equipped gym and local discounts to name just a few. We promote wellbeing for our staff and offer benefits that align with this. 



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