Location Bootle, Merseyside
Salary £72,918- £78,575
Close date 14 Oct 2018

Job description

Job Purpose/Background

Within the Office for Nuclear Regulation the Civil Nuclear Security Division (CNS) is responsible to the Chief Nuclear Inspector for regulating the security (and after BREXIT, the Safeguards) arrangements within the UK civil nuclear industry – this currently includes 82 ‘nuclear security duty holders’ and will increase to approximately 250 once work is completed to identify all those entities that hold sensitive (civil) nuclear information. CNS ensures industry compliance with UK law (using its Security Assessment Principles) and the State’s international obligations.

The Department for Business, Energy and International Strategy (BEIS) retains policy responsibility for nuclear security and ONR conducts its regulatory activity on behalf of the Secretary of State. 

About The Role

The successful candidate will report to the Director Civil Nuclear Security but with line management by the Division’s, senior Professional Lead.  They will assist the director in the coordinating the overall management of CNS’ regulatory programme and directing the higher level staff functions of the Division. In particular they will lead on the preparation and delivery of CNS regulatory plans and performance metrics. In consultation with ONR Corporate colleagues, the post will also be responsible for coordinating ONR (CNS) responses to Parliament, the UK Government, international stakeholders, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and, where appropriate, the wider civil nuclear industry including non-government organisations.

This role has an additional specific regulatory role as the Division’s senior subject matter expert on security investigation policy and procedures (where such investigations have the potential of leading to prosecution).  To discharge these functions and to allow for allow maximum flexibility and resilience within CNS, the job holder will require to be a warranted security inspector (for which training will be given).

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