Health Physics Technician

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a detail-oriented Health Physics Technician with am inquisitive mind and a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills, coupled with numeracy and computer skills are essential to be successful in this role.

If you  have good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to function as part of a team as well as you have a relevant engineering/science background or equivalent with nuclear industry experience, then we would like to hear from you.

It is expected that the trainee will successfully complete the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Radiation Protection qualification within two years. 

What will you be responsible for?

-Perform routine surface and airborne contamination monitoring for the control of radiological and beryllium hazards for assessment of site working procedures

-Respond to urgent requests for Health Physics cover for radiological protection and/or occupational hygiene advice and provide advice and monitoring in response to incidents

-Set up work areas with the appropriate designation for radiological/beryllium and ensure control measures are correctly applied and written procedures followed as per work permits and authorisations

-Provide advice and assistance to RO’s relating to the setting up of radiological and beryllium controlled areas specific to the work involved

-Change and count stack discharge samples for alpha/beta/gamma/tritium and beryllium contamination

You will be a monitored radiation worker and registered beryllium worker to work in designated areas.

You will need to be medically fit to wear pressurised suits and other respiratory protective equipment. You may also be required to provide cover for overtime, shifts and on-call support.

£29,761 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Type of Employment

Additional Information

A full list of our benefits can be found here

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.

All employees at the UK Atomic Energy Authority must complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and other appropriate security checks, including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

For applicants applying from outside the United Kingdom or those who have spent time outside the UK in the last five years, please visit the following link for information on criminal records checks: If your country of residence or previous residence is not listed on the website or if the UK Government does not have information on obtaining a criminal records check from that state, we regret to inform you that we cannot process your application.

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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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