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Health Physics Operation Support Monitors

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Job Title:
Health Physics Operation Support Monitors

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£24,798 - £28,179 pa dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
28th February 2018


Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (the research arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. In addition, UKAEA is also growing a major fusion technology programme, focussing on major challenges facing future fusion power stations:
The Health Physics Group at UKAEA Culham provides advisory and monitoring services to site projects to assist in compliance with health and safety laws.
Health physics technicians are required to maintain and reliably deliver a routine radiological protection and occupational hygiene service and to provide specialised monitoring support for a wide range of radiological and workplace hazards.
We are seeking to fill up to three posts within our Health Physics Operation Support team.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

Knowledge skills and experience

-Ideally candidates should have formal qualifications in radiation safety (London Institute, City & Guilds Radiation Safety Practice Stage 1) or the NVQ equivalent.
-Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills for communicating clearly with staff who have little or no understanding of radiological or beryllium hazards to ensure compliance with UKAEA standards.

A good working knowledge of the Ionising Radiation Regulations (IRR`S).
Recent experience of operational radiological protection and occupational hygiene.

Special requirements:
Health Physics technicians will need to be designated as Classified Radiation Workers under the IRR`s, and under site procedures as registered beryllium workers for which a medical examination is required. Candidates will also need to be medically fit to wear pressurised suits and other respiratory protective equipment.

Please download the application pack for further information

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce.

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