Office for Nuclear Regulation

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

Location Bootle, Cheltenham and London
Salary £55,558 - £63,758 with a generous employers’ pension contribution to the civil service pension scheme. Plus an additional £4,052 London Weighting Allowance if the successful individual is London based.
Close date 17 Aug 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 (Site Protection / Transport Security)

About the role

The role of the Nuclear Security Inspector (Site Protection/Transport Security) is to deliver 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:

  • Assessment of dutyholders’ security plans to provide confidence that risks are being adequately managed.
  • Undertaking regulatory interventions with dutyholders to ensure that security arrangements contained within their security plans are being effectively implemented.
  • Influencing dutyholders to make improvements where compliance gaps are identified and taking appropriate enforcement action where necessary.
  • Ensuring that security events are comprehensively investigated, and appropriate action taken.
  • 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.
  • Representing ONR at security events and meetings, such as those organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Institute for Nuclear Security, the Nuclear Institute and those organised directly by the UK Nuclear industry.

Training to expand and deepen knowledge and experience in specific nuclear security and regulatory topics will be given throughout the successful candidate’s career. As experience of regulating nuclear security increases, all inspectors are given the opportunity to progress and achieve promotion.


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