Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Vacancy for Band 3 - Nuclear Security Inspector Equivalence - Site Protection / Transport Security/Cyber

Location Bootle, Cheltenham and London
Salary £46,936 - £55,928 (plus £4,052 London Weighting Allowance if applicable)
Close date 04 Nov 2021

Job description


The Office for Nuclear Regulation regulates all aspects of protective security for civil nuclear materials and sensitive nuclear information in the United Kingdom. We regulate against our published Security Assessment Principles in accordance with the Nuclear Industries Security Regulations 2003.  ONR also supports the development and improvement of good practice for nuclear security both domestically and internationally.

Nuclear Security Inspector (Equivalence)

About the role

The role of the Nuclear Security Specialist Inspector (Security Specialisms: Site Protection/Transport/Cyber) (equivalence) is to assist in the delivery of security regulation across the civil nuclear industry to ensure that it manages risks of theft and sabotage appropriately and effectively. This is achieved primarily through:

  • Supporting the assessment of dutyholders’ security plans to provide confidence that risks are being adequately managed.
  • Contributing to regulatory interventions with dutyholders to ensure that security arrangements contained within their security plans are being effectively implemented.
  • Working with inspectors to influence dutyholders to make improvements where compliance gaps are identified and taking appropriate enforcement action where necessary.
  • Assisting in the investigation of security events and any appropriate follow-up action.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the regulatory framework and relevant good practice.
  • Liaison with other regulators (including those in security and safety disciplines) and various Government security and intelligence agencies.

As experience builds, successful candidates must be willing to achieve full membership of a professional body and attain a Level 6 qualification in security and risk management or a related subject (support will be provided by ONR)., Opportunities for training to deepen and broaden your security expertise from yourr chosen specialism within other roles such as Protective Security, Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Personnel Security, Emergency Planning & Response, Contingency Planning & Exercises, and Investigations will also be available throughout an inspector’s career.

The equivalence role offers the opportunity to progress through a structured route to become a full Nuclear Security Inspector.

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