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.
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 email@example.com 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for supporting WANO in its mission to improve worldwide nuclear safety.
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.