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WANO is a global organisation with over 400 staff working to improve nuclear safety around the world

WANO recognises the value of knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated individuals to help us meet the challenges facing today's nuclear industry. Working at WANO gives staff the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture and learn about nuclear safety on an international scale.

WANO: Global leadership in nuclear safety

Permanent Positions

If you would like to make a more permanent move, WANO offers the opportunity to support the nuclear industry on a global scale. Permanent staff members receive a competitive salary, several training opportunities as well as the opportunity for global travel with the organisation. Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately we cannot reply to all personally. Applications received after the closing date of the vacancy will not be considered.

Shanghai Office Director

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is looking for an Office Director to be stationed in our new offices in Shanghai. Reporting to the CEO who is based in WANO London, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading, planning, designing and directing the setup of a successful operation of these new offices. This role can be Fixed Term Contract or Secondment for a period of two years; however, this may be extended on agreement of all parties to meet business needs.
 
So, what are we looking for in our successful candidate? You will demonstrate strong inter-personal (relationship skills) as you will be required to communicate with peers at all levels and from different cultures and backgrounds. You will also be able to influence and lead a team of people at varying levels and have a proven track record of being able to direct and implement the setting up of a new business.
 

Highly organised, yet flexible in your approach to work, you will have the ability to manage complex projects and deliver them in a timely manner, so project management, along with coaching and mentoring skills are a must. Not only will you be building the core foundations of the office based in Shanghai, but you will be looking to the future, ensuring that the plans for this office are sustainable and meet the needs of the business for our future.
 
As this role will be predominately based in Shanghai, experience of working successfully with Chinese colleagues, organisations and understanding China’s business laws along with the ability to speak Mandarin/Chinese is desirable, but not essential.
 
If successful, you must be able to demonstrate the ability to think strategically and effectively in a number of different settings. You must be a critical thinker and be able to speak confidently at public meetings as there will be a requirement for you to have a full understanding of operating as a WANO Director.
 
Full details of the responsibilities can be found in the job profile.
 
If you know of any suitable candidates for the role, please ask them to apply by emailing jobs@wano.org with a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form. If you would like to apply for this role on a secondment basis, your parent company must confirm their support for your application for this secondment opportunity by completing the accompanying form.
 
The closing date for completed applications is Friday 19 April 2019.
 
Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 29 April 2019.
 

Please complete the following documents in support of your application:

Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
WANO Secondment Agreement Form for Line Managers
WANO Shanghai Office Director Job Profile


We are looking for the successful candidate to commence this role in June 2019, but this is negotiable. The role will initially be based in the WANO London Office before relocating to Shanghai.
 
If you have any questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Dhru Shiyani, HR Senior Advisor at the WANO London Office at dhrutee.shiyani@wano.org.
 
Thank you very much for supporting WANO in its mission to improve worldwide nuclear safety.

 

Secondee Positions

Secondees are provided to WANO from members and stay for anywhere from two to three years. Depending on the department, they can gain an in-depth knowledge of different reactor types, event trends, communications and business management. Each secondee brings back substantial awareness of the importance of safety in a nuclear environment and close connections with other members of the industry. As part of their role, secondees will travel in accordance with tasks related to their assigned WANO programme (Peer Reviews, Technical Member Support Missions or event investigation teams) and have the opportunity to interact with and learn from nuclear professionals around the world. Current vacancies are for positions in the London Office, giving successful applicants the chance to become immersed in one of the most multi-cultural and dynamic cities in the world.

Performance Analysis Programme Manager
The WANO London Office (LO) is looking for a new secondee to join the established Performance Analysis Central Team (PACT) in the role of Performance Analysis Programme Manager. The initial secondment will be for a period of two years; however, this may be extended on agreement of all parties to meet business needs.
 
The role will span work in both the Operating Experience and Industry Analysis PACT subprogrammes. The successful candidate will be required to evaluate reports and industry trends, and will be provided the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars, with the potential to participate in peer reviews. This is a great collaborative role, as frequent contact with colleagues in all WANO regional centres is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to prepare written reports and to coach and provide feedback to operating experience staff to help improve their skill sets. Full details of the role can be found in the job profile.
 
It is essential that candidates have a strong command of the English language, both verbal and written; the full specification can be found in the Qualifications section of the job description.
 
If you know of any suitable candidates for the role, please ask them to apply by emailing jobs@wano.org with their up-to-date CV (in English), a covering letter detailing how their experience/qualifications match the required skill set for the role, and a completed secondment agreement form.
 
The closing date for completed applications is 27 May 2019.
 
Interviews will take place in the week beginning 10 June 2019. The selected candidate must be available to travel to London for the week of 19 August 2019 to complete their search for accommodation. The secondment will begin on 1 September 2019. However, this date is negotiable if necessary.
Please ensure you have completed all the following documents in support of your application for this post:
 
Application Form 2019
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2019
WANO Secondment Agreement Form for Line Managers
Performance Analysis Programme Manager JP


If you have any questions about the role or the secondment process, please do not hesitate to contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Senior HR Advisor at WANO LO (jobs@wano.org).
 
Thank you very much for supporting WANO in its mission to improve worldwide nuclear safety.
Project Manager
The WANO London Office is looking for a new secondee for the role of Projects Programme Manager. The initial secondment will be for a period of two years; however, this may be extended on agreement of all parties to meet business needs.
 
We are looking for a highly motivated, professional individual who is able to influence and drive groups of people with the aim to encourage the nuclear industry to put into action best practice and good governance across the globe. This role will involve managing the projects programme, coordinating and maintaining the oversight of the Industry Working Groups. You will be highly organised and demonstrate your ability to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds, whilst ensuring that groups are on track with producing materials necessary for circulation across the nuclear industry. You must have the confidence and gravitas to work under pressure, have the ability to produce reports and analyse data that will support the direction and flow of the Industry Working Groups. This is a fantastic opportunity to promote the work of WANO through collaborative working, as it entails frequent contact with colleagues in regional centres and with members. The role involves international travel on a regular basis. Full details of the role can be found in the attached job profile.
 
Please apply by emailing jobs@wano.org with a completed Application Form and an Equal Opportunities Form.
 
The closing date for completed applications is 31 May 2019. Please note that candidates must submit a secondment agreement supporting their application for this post. WANO London Office reserves the right to refuse applications that do not include the submission of this secondment agreement with their application.
 
Application Form 2019
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2019
WANO Secondment Agreement Form for Line Managers
Projects Manager 2019

Interviews will be held the week commencing 17 June 2019. Once selected, the successful candidate must be available to travel to London for a week  prior to the commencement of the role to complete their search for accommodation. The secondment will ideally begin in August 2019, however this date is negotiable.
 
If you have any questions about the role or the secondment process, please do not hesitate to contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Senior HR Advisor at WANO LO (jobs@wano.org). More information regarding secondments to the London office can be found on our member and public websites.
 
Thank you very much for supporting WANO in its mission to improve worldwide nuclear safety. 
Peer Review Programme Manager
The WANO London Office is looking for a new secondee to join the established Peer Review Team in the role of Programme Manager. The initial secondment will be for a period of two years; however, this may be extended on agreement of all parties to meet business needs.
 
You will be joining a team of three and your work will ensure the smooth running of the Peer Review Programmes. It will involve developing integrated action plans to improve the Peer Review programme across the regional centres, and periodically observing Peer Review teams to ensure adherence to established governance and to identify the most important safety gaps to international standards. This is a great collaboration role, as it entails frequent contact with colleagues in regional centres and with members is essential. The role does involve international travel on a regular basis. Full details of the role can be found in the attached job profile.
 
Please apply by emailing jobs@wano.org with a completed Application Form and an Equal Opportunities Form.
 
The closing date for completed applications is 11 June 2019. Please note that candidates must submit a secondment agreement supporting their application for this post. WANO London Office reserves the right to regret applicants who do not submit this secondment agreement with their application.
 
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
WANO Secondment Agreement Form for Line Managers
WANO Peer Review Programme Manager Job Profile
 
Interviews will be held the week commencing 01 July 2019. The selected candidate must be available to travel to London for a week  prior to commencement to complete their search for accommodation. The secondment will begin on 01 September 2019, however this date is negotiable.
 
If you have any questions about the role or the secondment process, please do not hesitate to contact Dhrutee Shiyani, Senior HR Advisor at WANO LO (jobs@wano.org). More information regarding secondments to the LO can be found on our member and public websites.
 
Thank you very much for supporting WANO in its mission to improve worldwide nuclear safety.