Senior Policy Advisor (Radioactivity and Industry Regulation)

Senior Policy Advisor (Radioactivity and Industry Regulation)

• Location:  Flexible

• Post Numbers:   102416  

• Grade: 8 - £42,474 - £46,910

• Contract type:  Permanent

• Work pattern: 37 Hours / week

• Application closing date: 02 November 2018

• Interviews to take place on: 12 November 2018

Job Purpose:  

Lead the development & drive innovation of Natural Resources Wales’ regulatory approach relating to the nuclear and non-nuclear radioactivity regulation and radioactive waste management - interpreting legislation, gathering evidence, developing operational policy, guidance and tools as appropriate to enable NRW to maximise their effectiveness at regulating this sector now and in the future.  

Technically advise Welsh Government to enable them to develop new legislation, provide information in relation to EU infringement cases and set policy for nuclear and non-nuclear radioactivity regulation and radioactive waste management.  

Maintain a detailed working knowledge of the nuclear and non-nuclear radioactivity sector identifying the implications of legislative, technology and market changes for Natural Resources Wales and the sector. 

Support the development of staff across NRW by applying technical, legislative and regulatory knowledge and experience.  

Job Specific Criteria: 

1. An engineering or relevant science degree coupled with direct working experience within either the nuclear or non-nuclear radioactivity sector either as a regulator or operator. (essential)
2. An extensive working knowledge and good understanding of the legal framework and the range of EU, UK and Welsh legislation applicable to nuclear and non-nuclear radioactivity regulation and radioactive waste management. (essential)
3. An in depth understanding of the technologies and processes used and the key environmental risks of the nuclear and non-nuclear radioactivity regulation and radioactive waste management and how these can be effectively managed to enable NRW to regulate and recover costs effectively. (essential)
4. An ability to work independently demonstrating personal initiative, innovation, good organisational skills, decision making and taking ownership of delivery to targets as well as identifying and managing organisational risks in respect of changes introduced.(essential)
5. An ability to effectively communicate and influence a wide range of internal and external groups including community and government organisations within Wales, UK and Europe. (essential)

Additional Information:  You will work as part of a team that is responsible for policy and technical support for the full range of regulated radioactivity and industry sectors within Wales as well as cross-sector factors such as air quality, odour and noise.  Regulated process industry sites in Wales include (but not limited to) the following sectors : power stations, refineries, steelworks, other metal works, nuclear, chemicals, paper production, cement works, food and drink manufacture and intensive farming.  The team is also responsible for regulation policy and advice on other establishments such as hospitals and universities where radioactive materials are used.

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Closing Date:
02/11/2018

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