Head of World Nuclear University

World Nuclear Association
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Executive / senior industry position

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: www.world-nuclear-university.org.

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:

Planning and budgeting: annual WNU business plan preparation based on the demand, feedback from past programmes and operational experience;

Engagement with the WNU network and proposal of new partners;

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;

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 appointments@world-nuclear.org. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2020.

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