Senior Specialist Trainer (Health Physics)
Business Unit: Submarines
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
About the role
The Health Physics Operations Group (HPOG) supports all work with ionising radiation within Devonport Royal Dockyard, including the repair and maintenance activities on Royal Navy's submarines and associated facilities. The overall department direction of the HPOG is to lead, manage and provide a customer focussed radiation protection service, where all staff are competent, decisions are consistent and everyone ensures compliance with regulations.
We are currently looking for a trainer who can provide specialist health physics training. The role reports to the Health Physics Manager (Training & Development) and you will be part of the dedicated HPOG training team. This team is committed to developing, maintaining and growing an effective, capable and resilient department that is capable of delivering industry leading and legally compliant training.
The Senior Specialist Trainer (HP) (SST(HP)) role is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of initial and continuation training programmes within the HPOG to ensure competency of staff to meet the overall department direction and regulatory requirements. This includes use of the company Training Quality Management System (TQMS) to develop and review a framework of key learning points, presentations, lesson plans, assessment papers and training records. The role also requires taking prime responsibility for the management of an assigned group of Heath Physics monitor trainees - providing guidance, support, tutoring and mentoring, and taking corrective action where necessary to ensure the required training standards and programmes are met.
Health & Safety is of key importance within the HPOG and the company as a whole, it is expected that the SST(HP) will act as a role model for health and safety behaviours.
What do I need to do the role?
The candidate will have a minimum of NVQL2 in Radiation Protection (or equivalent) and 5 GCSEs of which English, Maths and Science at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). Their experience must demonstrate operational knowledge & practitioner experience with radiological protection practice, radioactive waste management arrangements, site emergency & contingency arrangements, working with radioactive materials. They must be computer literate and able to use the standard Microsoft programmes.
What else do I need to know about the role?
* You will work a 36 hour week Monday-Friday with flexible start and finish times.
* The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance and be a sole UK national.
About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.
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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.
Closing date: 27/07/2021