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  • World Nuclear Association is seeking to recruit the Head of World Nuclear University
  • World Nuclear Association is seeking to recruit a project manager to join its Industry Cooperation department:

Head of World Nuclear University (WNU) 

Central London, at the World Nuclear Association offices

Remuneration: The initial remuneration is > £70,000.00 + benefits package.

Background information:

The World Nuclear University (WNU) was created in 2003, as a worldwide educational network comprising leading nuclear institutions. 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. Its founding supporters are World Nuclear Association, the World Association of Nuclear Operators, International Atomic Energy Agency, and the OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency. The World Nuclear Association provides administrative support to the WNU Coordination Centre and the President of WNU is the Director General of the World Nuclear Association. The Head of WNU participates in the World Nuclear Association’s Management Team. For more information on any of WNU programmes:

Duties/ key results expected: 

The Head of WNU is responsible for planning and implementation of the WNU programmes. The candidate must be prepared to undertake extensive foreign travel, including five weeks during the Summer Institute.  Duties fall into the following areas:

  1. Planning and budgeting: annual WNU business plan preparation based on the demand, feedback from past programmes and operational experience;
  2. Engagement with the WNU network and proposal of new partners;
  3. Management of WNU programmes: content design, promotion and implementation at the highest level of efficiency and keeping databases and website available and  up-to-date;
  4. Representing WNU and, eventually, World Nuclear Association in high level events.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge on nuclear energy, fuel cycle and applications of ionizing radiation, as well as global trends in those topics;
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Ability to draft and convey complex information fluently and accurately;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with major industry-based and academic nuclear education and training organisations by gaining trust and respect;
  • Ability to harness resources in support of WNU programmes;
  • Ability to participate effectively in a multinational and multidisciplinary team with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Ability to self-develop through continuous learning and analytical skills.

Education, Experience and Language Skills

  • The applicant should be educated to at least to Master degree level, with a preference for candidates qualified in nuclear sciences and technology;
  • Substantial experience of work in industry preferably with strong Education and Training involvement;
  • Experience in coordinating complex training events;
  • Experience with on-line systems and with using spreadsheets, text editors, PowerPoint or Prezi;
  • Some experience in promotion and  marketing;
  • Proficiency 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 The closing date for applications is 28 February 2020.


Senior Project Manager: Radiological Protection, Recycling, Waste & Decommissioning 

Central London

World Nuclear Association, the international organization representing the global nuclear industry, would like to recruit a Senior Project Manager with expertise in radiological protection to lead its work in the areas of radiological protection, recycling, waste management and decommissioning.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating relevant committees that convene under World Nuclear Association. Duties include the organization of meetings, the development of positions and reports, and liaison with bodies, such as the International Commission on Radiological Protection and the International Atomic Energy Agency, where the World Nuclear Association acts as a voice for industry.

Applicants should have at least five years’ experience of working in a relevant field and possess up-to-date awareness of major related scientific, industrial and policy developments. A thorough knowledge of the nuclear power industry, the nuclear fuel cycle and world energy trends would be an asset.

Applicants should have a university degree, preferably to Master’s level, excellent coordinating and organizing skills, good interpersonal skills and a strong team ethic. A track record of presenting to international conferences and the ability to communicate fluently and accurately in English are essential. Knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for this position and salary expectation to Serge Gorlin, Head of Industry Cooperation, World Nuclear Association, Tower House, 10 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA, or  The closing date for applications is 9 March 2020.


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