09th Sep, 2021 Read time 4 minutes

Safety & Health Business Partner (UK Atomic Energy Authority)

Location: Culham, Abingdon
Last Updated: 9th September 2021

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Who are we looking for?

Are you an experienced health and safety professional with a NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent?

Do you have demonstrable safety and health knowledge and industry experience working in high risk industries such as nuclear, chemical or oil & gas?

If so, this may be a great role for you.

UKAEA have an excellent opportunity for a Safety and Health (S&H) Business Partner to join the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Department, providing operational support in matters of industrial Safety and Health, working closely with UKAEA Department Managers to drive a proactive culture.

Job Description

What will you be responsible for?

Reporting to the Safety, Health and Environment Group Leader you will be part of a team of safety and environmental professionals supporting the UKAEA`s growing, multi-site operations.

Key accountabilities include:
• Providing S&H expertise to staff and contractors within the business area to ensure statutory compliance.
• Helping develop S&H business are improvement plans.
• Supporting the business through monitoring and measuring S&H performance and recommending actions for improvement.
• Conducting audits and inspections of the business areas.
• Managing the S&H incident reports and leading investigations relevant to business area.
• Producing and presenting S&H performance reports.
• Leading the business area implementation of policies and procedures in support of the UKAEA`s ISO SHEQ certification.
• Provide the business area feedback on the revision of policies and procedures and the development of new material and approaches.
• Act as the link and engagement role in ensuring lessons learned in S&H are identified and shared where applicable.
• Lead as a technical expert developing and delivering training as required.
• Assisting members of the business area in the production of safety related documentation e.g., Risk Assessments, Work Control packs, Safe Systems of Work including the monitoring of their suitability and effectiveness.
• Assisting the SHEQ Department in the ongoing


Essential skills, experience and competence required
• Degree or equivalent in engineering or science related discipline
• NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent
• Chartered Member of IOSH or working towards CMIOSH.
• Experience of working in a high-risk industry such as nuclear, oil & gas, chemical engineering, construction etc.
• Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and through the production of written reports at all levels in the organisation.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective working relationships to be developed with people in a wide range of roles and levels of responsibility.
• Experience in carrying out audits and investigations

Additional Information

What we offer
• A competitive salary
• A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
• An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
• Flexible working options including family friendly policies
• Emergency leave (paid)
• 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
• Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
• Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
• Annual corporate bonus scheme
• Relocation allowance (if eligible)

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 16th September 2021. You are 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

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