EDI & Wellbeing Administrator

Overview of Responsibilities

    UKAEA’s pay arrangements and grading structure are currently under review as part of a transformation project and proposed multi-year pay deal. UKAEA aims to introduce a new grading structure in 2024. This will enable us to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise the scientific and economic benefit. Now is a great time to join the Organisation and be part of the journey.

    This role requires employees to complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) / be eligible for SC Clearance (must have resided in the UK for the last 5 years) [delete as appropriate], including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

    The Role

    Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As EDI & Wellbeing Administrator, you will play a pivotal role in you will be working within the EDI team, supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and wellbeing initiatives. You’ll support internal and external activities, monitoring projects and working across the business with many different people.  

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • This is a varied role which includes a broad range of administrative duties to support the day-to-day work of the UKAEA People Department. 
    • You will specifically support the Head of EDI and Wellbeing and the EDI and wellbeing manager in setting up and embedding projects, activities and initiatives in this function.    
    • Your duties will include co-ordinating and reporting on progress of existing EDI and wellbeing plans, supporting benchmarking, surveys and audits. 
    • You’ll also manage and monitor the budget and to raise purchase orders for expenditure.  
    • You’ll organise and attend internal and external events, liaising with external suppliers and internal stakeholders. 
    • Demonstrable administrative experience.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills . 
    • Excellent computer skills with the ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite. 
    • Proven ability to cope with multiple tasks and priorities appropriately. 
    • Strong Organizational, people and time management skills. 
    • Experience using Database and Record Keeping Systems. 
    £25,030 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
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    Additional Information

    A full list of our benefits can be found here https://careers.ukaea.uk/life-at-ukaea/employee-benefits/

    We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

    Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.


    As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

    • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found at the end of this advert.
    • Corporate bonus scheme up to 7and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
    • Flexible working options including family friendly policies.
    • Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, 
    • Generous annual leave allowance starting with 25 days, plus 3 days Christmas closure and 2.5 privilege days, in addition to UK bank holidays
    • Wide range of career development opportunities
    • A vibrant culture committed to equality and being fully inclusive
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    What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

    Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

    • Submit online application

    • Phone interview

    • Face-to-face or virtual interview

    • Other assessments

    Company Description

    By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

    Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

    As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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