STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC245174
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £24435 - £26560
Date Posted 03 May 2018
Grade RC-C
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 10 June 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £24,435-£26,560
Grade: RC-C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 10th June 2018

About us

ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3,000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers and on to fundamental studies of materials.

About the role

A Health Physics Surveyor is required for the radiological safety programme of the ISIS spallation neutron sources at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

You will carry out a practical job and will be involved in duties throughout the facility. You will have daily contact with staff at all levels and involvment in physical jobs in difficult circumstances. You will to be able to operate in all ISIS areas all the health physics equipment.

You will be part of the team that provides essential health physics control and technician support for ISIS operations and for the radioactive waste management programme. You will be involved in personnel radiation protection, supporting the radioactive waste management team, performing environmental surveys, issuing personal dosimetry and keeping related records.

Role responsibilities and duties

  • producing survey reports, inputting into risk assessments, procedures and undertaking record keeping
  • provide Health Physics cover around ISIS target stations, waste storage areas, synchrotron and experimental facilities including implementation of on-the-job dose controls for persons exposed to ionising radiations
  • routine survey measurements and checks for ionising radiation and contamination in the ISIS complex
  • supporting day-to-day procedures concerned with the operation of the ISIS personal dosimetry service which covers Laboratory staff, visiting scientists and contractors
  • advising staff and visitors of all levels on matters relating to radiation safety procedures
  • posting and updating permanent and temporary radiation and contamination hazard warning signs as necessary
  • maintenance and checks on portable and installed radiation, contamination detection equipment and emergency showers
  • assistance with maintaining a stock of replacement protective wear and equipment for radiological protection (PPE & RPE) and with the implementation of the respiratory protection programme
  • provide support with collection, treatment, characterisation, accounting and disposal of radioactive waste including decontamination of equipment and facilities
  • provide support in the control, movement and accounting of radioactive machine components and experimental samples within the ISIS complex and any subsequent movement off site
  • operation of equipment for radioactive waste characterisation and treatment
  • be part of the radiological emergency response team (RADSAFE).

Contacts and Communication

  • reporting to the Health Physics Team Leader
  • part of the Health Physics team, liaising with other group members
  • interacting and providing a service to all ISIS personnel staff, contractors, experimenters and visitors
  • interacting and communicating with ISIS group leaders, section leaders, radiation protection supervisors and radioactive material consignors
  • working closely with ISIS teams particularly operational teams and the shift crew.

Personal Skills and Attributes

  • a high degree of interpersonal skills, including good communication skills with a proven ability to work with others and provide a high level of customer service
  • ability to work safely under pressure and provide a professional approach
  • capacity for intensive work campaigns
  • computer literate.

Any other Relevant Information

  • you will be required to work in designated radiation and contamination environments as a classified radiation worker
  • ability to access all ISIS operational areas, including tunnels, walkways and work at height
  • will be required to wear personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment
  • flexible approach to working hours is required with possible overtime (weekend and evening work) and on-call working
  • must be able to attend emergency situations involving radiation or contamination
  • a full driving licence for necessary work travel.

Organization Description


The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting Criteria

Essential

  • substantial experience of radiation protection work
  • practical experience of radiation protection work, wearing PPE and RPE
  • a City and Guilds Certificate stage I in radiation safety practice/NVQ in radiation protection or equivalent Experience of working within designation radiation and contamination areas
  • experience in operating health physics equipment
  • experience of keeping detailed records and compiling reports
  • be able to take both verbal and written instructions and to be able to work unsupervised when required
  • be willing to undertake basic training in radiation protection monitoring, operating overhead crane, drive forklift truck
  • willing to have a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • ability to use Microsoft Office packages and be willing to undertake basic training in STFC software packages.

Desirable

  • experience of working within radioactive waste operation
  • experience of working within specific radiological containment enclosures and radioactive waste handling facilities
  • ability to work off-site (as member of the RADSAFE team)
  • experience of using waste processing/waste characterisation equipment.


Interview Criteria

Essential

  • practical experience of radiation protection work and understanding of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017
  • practical experience of radiation protection work, wearing PPE and RPE
  • a City and Guilds Certificate stage I in radiation safety practice/NVQ in radiation protection or equivalent Experience of working within designation radiation and contamination areas
  • experience of keeping detailed records and compiling reports
  • experience in operating health physics equipment
  • willing to undertake basic training in radiation protection monitoring, operating overhead crane, drive forklift truck
  • able to take both verbal and written instructions and to be able to work unsupervised when required
  • willing to have a flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • ability to use Microsoft Office packages and be willing to undertake basic training in STFC software packages.

Desirable

  • experience of working within radioactive waste operational
  • experience of working within specific radiological containment enclosures and radioactive waste handling facilities
  • ability to work off-site (as member of the RADSAFE team)
  • experience of using waste treatment/waste characterisation equipment.
In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y.

The closing date for applications is 10th June 2018.

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