Office for Nuclear Regulation

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

Location Bootle, Cheltenham & London
Salary £51,937- £61,284 (Plus an additional £4,052 London Weighting Allowance if the successful individual is London based)
Close date 20 Oct 2019

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. ONR also supports the development and improvement of good practice for nuclear security both domestically and internationally.

Site Protection Security Inspector / Transport Security Inspector

About the role

The role of the Nuclear Security Inspector (Site Protection/Transport Security) is to deliver security regulation of the civil nuclear industry to ensure it properly manages security arrangements for the protection of nuclear material, other radioactive material and sensitive nuclear information at sites and during transport. This is achieved primarily through:

  • Assessing the adequacy of dutyholders’ security plans to provide confidence that risks are being adequately managed.
  • Undertaking inspections at nuclear premises to ensure effective implementation of arrangements to protect nuclear materials, other radioactive material and associated facilities.
  • Conducting regulatory interventions of approved carriers to ensure effective protection of nuclear materials in transit.
  • Contributing to the development of regulatory policy and influencing the development of good practice.
  • Investigating security events and non-compliance, taking appropriate enforcement action where necessary.
  • Liaison with other regulators (including those in security and safety disciplines) and various Government security and intelligence agencies.
  • Representing ONR at security events and meetings, such as those organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Institute of Nuclear Security, the Nuclear Institute and those organised by the UK Nuclear industry itself.

Training to expand and deepen knowledge and experience in specific nuclear security and regulatory topics will be given throughout the successful candidate’s career. Over time, there will opportunity to progress and also broaden expertise within ONR. This could be in other roles such as cyber security, investigation, security contingency planning & exercising.

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