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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.

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.

HR Coordinator
The WANO London Office is looking for a results-driven professional to join the established Human Resources team in the role of HR Coordinator. 
The HR Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Business Services Department by supporting the Senior HR Advisor in the delivery of a robust HR function, including supporting the WANO Shanghai Office where necessary. This would be achieved by providing employee support whilst maintaining legal compliance and operating in line with industry best practices; the full person specification can be found in the job profile attached.

Main responsibilities:
Assist the HR function to run efficiently ensuring a high standard of customer service is delivered – this would be achieved by:

•    Supporting the recruitment and selection process for all permanent and seconded staff, including creating job profiles, advertising vacancies, managing the shortlisting process, drafting contracts, on boarding and induction
•    Monitoring the HR mailboxes and responding to queries as required
•    Supporting the on and off boarding processes, including keeping materials updated and relevant, conducting exit interviews and creating secondment reports
•    Being the primary contact for seconded staff, including supporting secondees and their families throughout their relocation
•    Managing the overseas family support programme
•    Creating a monthly staff newsletter
•    Maintaining the Staff Help Pages, ensuring content is accurate and relevant
•    Maintaining the relevant HR pages of the Member Website
•    Assisting with the office wide learning & development
•    Supporting with Health & safety requirements to ensure compliance with legislation
•    Ensuring compliance with data protection
•    Developing campaigns and initiatives, including wellbeing as required
•    Drafting routine correspondence as required
•    Maintaining personnel files and the HRIS
•    Supporting the implementation of the HR business plan

Qualifications 
Essential
•    Excellent command of the English language, both verbally and written. As a minimum, certified English skills at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (or equivalent) are required. 
•    Educated up to GCSE Level or equivalent 
Desirable
•     English skills at C2 level of the European Framework for Languages (or equivalent) 
•     CIPD qualified 
•     Holds Microsoft Office Specialist certifications 
Experience
Essential
•    Experience working in a generalist HR role 
•    Demonstrable experience in recruitment and selection processes 
•    Experience of Microsoft packages 
Desirable
•    Experience with relocation of workers to and from UK 
•    Up to date knowledge of UK employment law 
•    Basic understanding of UK requirements for work permits and visas, tax requirement, and benefits 
•    Bilingual 

The salary for this position is £25,000 - £34,000 per annum.
WANO offers the opportunity to support the nuclear industry on a global scale.

Staff members receive the following benefits:
•    Competitive salary 
•    25 days annual leave, rising by one day for every two years’ service, up to a maximum of 30 days 
•    10% pension into a group scheme 
•    Private medical insurance 
•    Life assurance 
•    Interest-free season ticket loan 
•    Training opportunities tailored to the individual 

Successful applicants will get to work with a growing team of individuals from every corner of the world, across various parts of the organisation.

Please note that you will need to be eligible to work in the UK and proficient in the English language in order to take up one of these positions.

If you would like to apply for the role, please apply by completing the below forms and emailing them to jobs@wano.org.

•    Application Form
•    Equal Opportunities Form

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 27 May 2022 and interviews are expected to take place from 10 June 2022.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact us at jobs@wano.org. 
Thank you for supporting WANO in its mission to improve worldwide nuclear safety.

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