Conventional Health and Safety - Regulatory Inspector

Posted 5 months ago by Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £37,951 - £45,442 plus a consolidated allowance of £10k (London-based candidates are eligible for an additional £3,992 London Weighting)
Sector Chemicals, Engineering, Environmental Health & Safety, Risk management , Utilities & Renewables
Posted 5 months ago
Apply by Sunday, 27 January 2019

With your technical CHS knowledge you can improve the nuclear industry

Bootle, Cheltenham or London

The challenge

A fast-evolving public corporation, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is committed to shaping the future of regulation in the UK nuclear industry. Our Regulatory Inspectors have the critical job of making sure that every nuclear site in the country meets the highest standards. We now need an experienced Conventional Health & Safety Inspector with experience of regulating COMAH to provide expert advice across our site portfolio. It’s a role that’s increasingly important within our organisation and vital to what we do.

The role

Working as part of an in-house specialist team, you’ll undertake the regulation of conventional health and safety at ONR sites, including undertaking COMAH inspections and providing related advice. It’s about bringing your expertise and conventional health and safety knowledge to all kinds of situations, using your expert judgment and making key decisions. 


Alongside your day-to-day tasks, you’ll also investigate incidents and liaise with other specialists. Much of the role will be to provide advice and guidance on minimum legal compliance and best practice and make proportionate regulatory decisions, including taking enforcement action where necessary. As part of this, you’ll be expected to engage with licensees at all levels,. Strong people skills will therefore be essential.  


The person

With extensive experience of regulating health and safety including COMAH in the nuclear industry or other high hazard industry, you’ll confidently work within our complex and fast-paced environment. Your expertise will be based on a degree, and supported by an additional post-graduate diploma in occupational health and safety. And you’ll also bring a proven record of raising standards in large organisations. Technical knowledge is key but communication is just as important. We’re looking for a collaborative professional who can influence and build relationships with contacts at all levels.


With extremely high expectations and an organised approach, you’ll assess whether necessary risk mitigation measures have been put in place  and identify any legal shortfalls.


The rewards

We offer competitive salaries at the ONR, with these roles attracting a salary of £37,019 - £45,442 plus a non-consolidated allowance of £10,000 (plus £3,992 London Weighting for London-based employees). In addition, up to £8,000 relocation may be available. Furthermore, you’ll be eligible for an incredibly substantial Civil Service Pension scheme (including ill-health retirement and lump sum family benefits). Plus, you’ll receive a very generous holiday entitlement.


About us

ONR is a Public Corporation created to ensure the highest standards of safety and security across all of the UK’s licensed nuclear sites. Our inspectors are drawn from all manner of professional backgrounds including civil engineering, radiological protection, human factors, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and nuclear physics. And together they’re involved in everything from assessing safety cases to planned inspections and advising licensees on areas that are difficult to regulate such as safety culture, leadership and vision.