About the Employer

Nuclear Waste Services

Nuclear Waste Services brings together the UK’s leading nuclear waste management capabilities. We have integrated the expertise of Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR), Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group’s Integrated Waste Management Programme (IWMP). This creates an organisation focused on the management of the UK’s nuclear waste, safely and securely for generations to come.

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Plus company performance and personal bonus
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Job Description

Nuclear Waste Services has a vacancy for a Quality Assurance Specialist to join its busy team, flexible working across the NWS estate in Cumbria and Oxfordshire.

As part of this role, you will deliver quality assurance activities as part of the integrated NWS Assurance plan (working with a range of stakeholders including internal customers, suppliers and service providers).

You will also use quality assurance as a mechanism for strengthening compliance and driving improvements in quality management for NWS.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Perform audits and other quality assurance activities in line with the annual programme and direction of line manager.
  • As representative for NWS Quality demonstrate professionalism, impartiality and integrity in all aspects of the role.
  • Plan, scope and conduct assigned audits in line with the agreed programme and business processes.
  • Provide high quality, timely and accurate reporting from assurance activities undertaken.
  • Input to the mechanism for recording, trending, and managing non-compliance issues including identification of root causes.
  • Offer support and guidance on the application of Integrated Management Systems (IMS) and process performance metrics (for both NWS and 3rd parties such as service providers and supply chain) in order to strengthen compliance and improve quality management.
  • Own your personal development to develop competencies across our assurance scopes and widen your knowledge of both NWS and Quality Management
  • Contribute to business targets and improvement plans to build a value adding assurance service and promote continual improvement.
  • Be aware of and abide by the standards and expectations for your role and the risks associated.
  • To comply with NWS policies and procedures applicable to this role.
  • Understand and enact the company values in all aspects of the role.
  • To act in a safe and secure manner at all times, recognise potential consequences of personal behaviour and say if others fall short with respect to security.
  • To consider Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) in all conversations and interactions, ensuring all individuals are treated equally, respectfully and in line with NWS ED&I principles.
Experience Required


  • Significant experience in assurance / auditing (ideally in a highly regulated environment)
  • Depth and breadth of experience communicating with a range of stakeholders (both internal and external)
  • Proficient in ISO 9001:2015 and its implementation
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Good interpersonal communications and influencing skills
  • Driving license / willing to travel
  • Internal Audit qualification


  • Nuclear industry experience
  • Membership of a professional institute / industry body
  • A good working knowledge of ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 and their implementation
  • Lead auditor qualification
  • Experience of working with external service providers and / or supply chain
Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

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