Personnel Security Inspector
About the role
The role of the Nuclear Security Inspector (Personnel Security) is to assess, and ensure by inspection, the honesty, integrity and values of personnel involved in all aspects of the civil nuclear industry including site licensees and other appropriate stakeholders taking due account of the current threat and personnel security standards and guidance. The role requires a certain amount of travel including, on occasion, overnight stays.
To be effective, the candidate will require a breadth and depth of expertise and skills in all aspects of personnel security. He/she will: assess/approve vetting cases, conduct regulatory interventions; deal with aftercare issues; assess dutyholders' security assurance; contribute to the development of policy; maintain currency of guidance documents/Codes of Practice; and liaise with other regulators (including ONR (CNS) inspectors, ONR nuclear safety regulators, EA/SEPA Inspectors) and with various Government security and intelligence agencies as appropriate. They may also be required to represent ONR at international security events and meetings.
Over time, the successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to progress and also broaden their security expertise within ONR (CNS). This could be in other roles including Site Protection, Transport Security, Cyber Security & Information Assurance, Emergency Planning & Response, Contingency Planning & Exercises, and Investigations.
Job related expertise
Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, experience and behaviours:
- Hold a relevant qualification (for example, a degree in Security and Risk Management, Personnel Management or a related subject) or possess an equivalent professional or vocational qualification;
- hold full membership of an appropriate professional body (eg Chartered Security Professional, Security Institute, Register of Security Engineers and Specialists, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development);
- have completed equivalent training that evidences a good level of technical knowledge.
- ability to achieve and retain National Security Vetting clearance at DV level.
- Extensive understanding of the principles, processes and challenges of personnel security and security risk management, and their practical application.
- Sound understanding of current security threats.
- Knowledge and application of HMG vetting and protective security procedures.
- Managing security risks in a nuclear or equivalent high-hazard regulatory environment.
- Conducting audits, assurance activities and/or compliance inspections.
- Authoring written reports to tight deadlines.
- Competent level of IT user skills.
Behavioural core competencies
In addition, if shortlisted you will need to provide examples of the following behavioural competencies:
- Effective judgement and decision-making skills - understanding strategic impact, gathering and analysing relevant information, evaluating options, applying logical reasoning, and making effective and proportionate risk-based recommendations.
- Acting professionally - display integrity and respect in their dealings with all stakeholders.
- Open and communicative - strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex technical matters to a non-expert audience.
- Strong influencing skills - strength of character and ability to persuade and if necessary direct others.
- Valuing people - works collaboratively and flexibly showing appropriate interpersonal sensitivity, self-awareness and assertiveness.
- Project management - planning, prioritisation and timely delivery of work to required standards
How to apply
Please visit our recruitment portal.