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Aurora are Hiring: Radiation Protection Technician

Aurora are looking for candidates to undertake the role of a Radiation Protection Technician.

24 June 2021


Aurora Health Physics Services Limited (Aurora) is expanding its operational health physics monitoring capabilities.

This new Radiation Protection Technician will be involved in undertaking a range of radiological monitoring work in multiple industry sectors. The position is based at Aurora’s Harwell Oxford office and will involve travel across the UK. When not undertaking monitoring activities at client sites the role will involve providing support with the maintenance and up keeping of Aurora’s Stores and equipment.

For the right candidate there is the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and experience for undertaking Site Management duties.

Key personal attributes, skills and experience

The Radiation Protection Technician will require:

  • Over 3 years’ experience working as a radiation protection technician, supervisor or in a related profession.
  • Formal qualification in radiation safety (such as: City and Guilds Radiation Safety Practice Stage 1 OR NVQ Level 2 Diploma in radiation protection or have successfully completed the Radiation Protection Apprenticeship programme).
  • Ability to pass an occupational health assessment to become a Classified Radiation Worker.
  • Ability to work in respiratory protective equipment including positive pressurised respirators and air hoods.
  • Ability to work independently and oversee an immediate work area with regards to its operational health and safety (radiological and non-radiological hazards).
  • A valid UK driving license.
  • Health and safety aware.

The following qualifications, skills and experience are desirable, but not essential:

  • UK citizenship.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, proficient & PC literate.
  • Possess good interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Possess excellent team working skills but also be able to work unsupervised.
  • Be punctual, have an attention for detail and good record keeping skills.
  • Organisational skills and meticulous approach to work with the ability to plan and organise tasks effectively.
  • Pro-active and reliable in following through with actions.
  • Health and safety aware.
  • Passion for your a career in radiation protection.

Job Description

The Radiation Protection Technician will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Mobilisation of radiation monitoring equipment from Aurora’s premises in Harwell to client’s sites across the UK.
  • Undertake radiation and radioactive contamination surveys at clients sites.
  • The keeping of monitoring records and project logs.
  • Analysis of samples using Aurora’s Liquid Scintillation counter systems.
  • Supporting radiological remediation and decommissioning projects, including the use of power tools and RPE, where required.
  • Undertake and maintain relevant health and safety training to support Aurora’s operational requirements, including confined space and PASMA training.
  • Provide support to the management of the Aurora Stores.
  • Support the undertaking of non-ionising radiation surveys (training will be provided).


The following will be included in the within the overall package:

  • salary circa £25 – 30k commensurate with previous experience.
  • 37 hour working week.
  • Employers contribution of 8% to the workplace pension scheme.
  • Employee bonus scheme – up to 25% annual basic salary depending on whole company performance.
  • 26 days annual leave (including 3 days allocation for Christmas closure), increasing to 31 days with service.
  • Private Healthcare for self – (and partner – available after 1 year service).

About Aurora

Aurora is a market leader in the provision of both ionising and non-ionising radiation protection services. We offer services to cover the full lifetime of radiation facilities including: initial conception; design and construction; gaining of necessary HSE consents and Environmental Permits associated with work with ionising radiation; practical regulatory compliance support from Radiation Protection Advisers, Radioactive Waste Advisers, Laser Protection Advisers and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers; training; intensive operational support through workplace secondments; radiological surveys; remediation to reduce radiological hazards and risks; and decommissioning of facilities.

Our people are our priority and we invest heavily in their personal and professional development. We have a strong sense of ‘Team’, and undertake regular whole team events.

We have a strong business with good governance that allows us to invest not only in our staff but also in state of the art equipment. We are innovative and constantly striving to improve both ourselves and the services we offer to our clients.

You can find out more about Aurora by visiting our About Us page.