Job Vacancy: WNU Training Manager

Duty Station:  At the World Nuclear Association offices at  10 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA, UK. Please note that the place of work during the six weeks of the WNU Summer Institute is outside London.

Remuneration: The initial remuneration is > £ 40,000.00 + benefits package

Application deadline: 10 February 2018.

Background information:

The World Nuclear University (WNU) was created in 2003, as a worldwide educational partnership comprising leading nuclear institutions. Its founding supporters are World Nuclear Association, the World Association of Nuclear Operators, International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Nuclear Energy Agency. The WNU's various programmes are designed to enhance international education and leadership in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and the applications of nuclear science and technology, by providing top level training for future world class nuclear leaders.

 The WNU Coordinating Centre is embedded within the offices of the World Nuclear Association, which provides administrative support. For more information on any of WNU programmes: www.world-nuclear-university.org.

Duties/ key results expected: 

Under the supervision of the Head of WNU, the Training Manager is responsible for coordinating the WNU programmes.  The candidate must be prepared to undertake extensive foreign travel, including six weeks during the Summer Institute.  Duties fall into the following four areas:

  1. Programme coordination: including liaising with local hosts, lecturers and participants; ensuring all aspects of the programme realization are reviewed and improved when necessary;
  2. Database and website management: including updating WNU databases, website, training course private site and course application/ registration systems as well as post approved messages in social media;
  3. Budgeting, including creating budget forecast and prepare income/expenses reports; negotiate with suppliers and contractors to meet high quality standard with affordable cost;
  4. Marketing, including promoting WNU, make presentations about WNU activities, lecturing and represent WNU in meetings;
  5. Participate in the design and organization of the new WNU Executive Enhancement Programme.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Project management and organization skills;
  • Excellent communication and intercultural skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with WNU partners by gaining trust and respect;
  • Ability to participate effectively in a multinational and multidisciplinary team with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Ability to develop through continuous learning;
  • Basic knowledge of trends in world energy, the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear reactors and applications of ionizing radiation in medicine and industry.

Education, Experience and Language Skills

  • The applicant should be educated to at least degree level, with a preference for candidates qualified in nuclear sciences;
  • Experience in organizing training events in the nuclear area;
  • Experience with on-line systems and with using spreadsheets, text editors, Powerpoint or Prezi;
  • Experience in managing social media feeds;
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English.

Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than one page outlining your suitability for this position and salary expectation to Patricia Wieland, Head of WNU, patricia.wieland@world-nuclear.org or appointments@world-nuclear.org.


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