Nuclear Waste Services brings together the UK’s leading nuclear waste management capabilities. We have integrated the expertise of Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR), Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group’s Integrated Waste Management Programme (IWMP). This creates an organisation focused on the management of the UK’s nuclear waste, safely and securely for generations to come.

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Radiation Protection Adviser

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Closing Date
Cumbria | Hybrid Working
Employment Type:
Salary £:
57000 - 69000
Additional Benefits
Plus company performance and personal bonus
Job Description

We are looking for a Radiation Protection Advisor to join our busy team, at the LLW Repository in Cumbria. The role will be hybrid working split between working on site and home working.

As part of this role, you will provide expert advice on compliance with radiological protection legislation, ensuring Nuclear Waste Services’ radiological protection arrangements comply with legislation and good practice, identifying and delivering improvements to the arrangements where required.

You will also be responsible for providing specialist advice to a wide range of stakeholders across the business to ensure the arrangements are implemented in an effective way, and conducting assurance on compliance with the arrangements.

You will also provide advice covered by the RPA Certificate of Core Competence to enable Nuclear Waste Services to comply with the requirements of its’ Environmental Permit.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide timely and expert advice on radiological protection and compliance with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 as an appointed RPA to Nuclear Waste Services, to support safe operations on the LLWR site and the wider business.
  • Provide radiological protection advice to emerging programmes and projects associated with the Integrated Waste Management Programme.  
  • Develop and maintain the Radiological Protection Programme for Nuclear Waste Services, reflecting the changing risks of the business.
  • Provide radiological protection advice on contingency plans, emergency procedures and remedial actions under the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019.
  • Provide radiological protection advice on contingency plans, emergency procedures and remedial actions under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019.
  • As a member of the Nuclear Waste Services Corporate RWA Body, provide radiological protection advice covered by the RPA Certificate of Core Competence to enable Nuclear Waste Services to comply with the requirements of its’ Environmental Permit. 
  • Undertake a key role within the company’s emergency response arrangements.
  • Undertake assigned activities as Intelligent Customer for radiological protection services required by Nuclear Waste Services (including Health Physics Monitoring services, radiological protection instrument provision, and IRR17 Approved Dosimetry Services).
  • Monitor radiological safety performance, identify shortcomings and take an active role in driving improvement activities (including participation in formal audit and assurance activities).
  • Assist in the development and delivery of specialist radiological protection training.
  • Represent Nuclear Waste Services at external forums.
Experience Required


  • Qualified to degree level in a technical or scientific subject, or significant experience in radiological protection.
  • Holder of an RPA Certificate of Core Competence (applications from individuals who can demonstrate they are close to applying for a Certificate of Core Competence would also be welcomed). 
  • Experience of providing radiological protection advice in the nuclear industry.
  • Knowledge of the principal legislation associated with operation of nuclear sites.
  • Drive, energy, impact and influencing qualities to promote safety initiatives and enthuse others to work with the highest safety standards.
  • High standard of written communication.
  • Good interpersonal skills for dealing with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to coach and train others.


  • Experience of related Health, Safety and Environmental legislation.
What is in it for you
  • On appointment to an RWM, full-time staff are entitled to a generous annual holiday allowance of 38 days’ annual leave. LLWR up to 43 days in addition to a buy/sell scheme
  • Rewarding performance (bonus scheme)
  • We offer a generous above average pension scheme
  • learning and development support
  • payment of relevant annual professional subscriptions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial advice assistance
  • Flexible working
  • Extended family-friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • We welcome flexible and agile working practices
  • Flexible working requests can be submitted from day 1 of employment
Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

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