Science and Technology Facilities Council





Radiation Protection Advisor/Radioactive Waste Advisor - IRC242665

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire

Salary £ 47,725 - £60,980 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

Full Time


About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

We deliver world class research, innovation and skills for the UK. We combine world-class facilities including the Central Laser Facility, the Hartree Centre, ISIS and RAL Space, with major international collaborations with organisations such as CERN and some of the world’s most talented staff. Our Laboratories at Harwell, Oxfordshire and Daresbury, Cheshire are positioned at the heart of a joint venture initiative to stimulate innovation and growth.


About The Role

Based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, two vacancies exists for qualified Radiation Protection Advisers/Radioactive Waste Advisers to support the STFC’s science programmes.

The STFC’s widespread and unique application of ionising radiation provides exciting challenges for which, dependent on skills and experience, an attractive salary is offered supported by flexible working conditions and generous pension scheme.

These are key senior roles within the STFC SHE management system and report directly to the Head of Safety, Health and Environment.

Duties of the role will include:

  • provision of advice and recommendations to management on all obligations under and compliance with, existing and proposed ionising radiation related legislation and permits
  • provide a lead with regulatory authorities on all radiation matters, including but not limited to compliance with and reporting against permits, for example: the HSE; Environment Agency; Euratom; Counter Terrorism Safety Adviser etc.
  • provision of operational radiation protection advice and support to management on all radiation related health and safety and environmental matters, actively contributing to the development of documented radiation management system – fulfilling the duties of RPA and RWA as defined in the STFC radiation management system
  • assist in developing and maintaining documented Prior Risk Assessments for all working involving ionising radiation, undertake and document Critical
  • examinations for all new sources of ionising radiation (including existing facilities operating under new conditions) and as appropriate undertake radiation surveys thereof.


About You

It is essential that you are qualified to degree level in Health Physics, Physics or other relevant and numerate disciplines and have a RPA Certificate of Competence issued by the HSE recognised assessment body.

You must have thorough practical knowledge and understanding of: the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (2017), including its Approved Code of Practice; the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 and other ionising radiation related regulations.

Practical experience of radiation monitoring, detectors, dosimetry and dose control is also an essential requirement for this role.

You will be able to work unsupervised and as part of a small team, managing own workload methodically and reliably and have excellent IT skills, including familiarity Microsoft Office programme suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) and databases.

It is desirable that you have a Certificate of Competence as an RWA issued by the Environment Agencies’ Approval Board or the capability to gain this qualification.

Experience of working in an academic high energy physics or electron synchrotron radiation environment would be an advantage.

You must be available to work and travel in the UK and abroad and also be available to work flexibly, including occasional out of hours or weekend working and telephone contact.



An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (


To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at

Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 29th October 2017.







Assistant Radiation Protection Officer


UCL Department / Division: Estates

Specific unit / Sub department: Safety Services

Grade 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £34,635 - £41,864 per annum


Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Estate comprises more than 200 buildings and over 5 million square foot of accommodation. UCL is embarking on a 10 year Capital Programme which will see capital investment over the period amounting to around £1.2bn and including the development of a New University Quarter – UCL East – at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford. UCL Estates is undergoing a period of transformation aimed at providing the Institution with first class services to support future growth: the scale, variety and complexity of the estate is unparalleled in the sector.

We are looking for a qualified Safety professional to join the UCL Safety Services Team. Reporting to the Radiation Protection Officer, the main purpose of the role is to provide advice, assurance and assistance on safety matters to departments across UCL.

You will help develop, monitor and review safety strategies, management systems, policies, procedures and standards as well as provide safety training and coaching.


Key Requirements

Ideally with knowledge and practical experience of activities involving biological sciences/biosafety in a research environment.

You will have the relevant safety professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate leadership, the ability to persuade, negotiate and influence and must have an ability to derive realistic, practical, workable and cost effective solutions to improve safety management.


Further Details

A job description and person specification can be found on the UCL Jobs Page.


Closing Date: 1st Nov 2017