Assurance Data Specialist



Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion,¬†working with¬†industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid. As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values (Innovative,¬†Committed, Trusted and¬†Collaborative) that¬†capture the spirit of how we work.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

The UKAEA has a vacancy for a Assurance Data Specialist to join us on a permanent basis in the Risk & Assurance Department. The Risk & Assurance Department provides independent advice and assurance across the organisation. This role will support the combined audit programme, corporate governance processes and will assist with the protection of personal data that is held by UKAEA.

To be successful in this role the technical abilities you will be confident with databases and data manipulation that can be processed into reports and dashboards. You will need a working knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulations.

In regards to your working preferences you will be resilient to change and challenges, having the ability to work with a variety of personalities and rapidly changing situations. Displaying confidence in your abilities and interactions with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. You will also require the ability to be self-sufficient and a fast learner, someone who enjoys a level of autonomy but can also follow established processes.
What will you be responsible for?

  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of the UKAEA Combined Audit Programme
  • Responsible for the data input of audit and inquiry actions, reporting progress and tracking to closure.
  • Facilitating communications between external audit service providers and the internal stakeholders.
  • Supporting the the corporate governance and information assurance processes.
  • Carrying out low-level investigations of data protection incidents and produce reports for the senior leadership.


Essential skills experience 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Experience of managing audits in a research or engineering environment.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards and the requirements necessary to maintain certification.
  • Excellent IT skills, including good knowledge of Office 365 and the office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge of Sharepoint.
  • Working knowledge of proprietary or bespoke databases.
  • Working knowledge of the GDPR regulations and information assurance processes.
  • Experience of producing reports and dashboards for senior management.

Desirable skills experience 

  • Experience of managing audits in a research or engineering environment.
  • Experience of supporting a Data Protection Officer or holding that appointment.
  • Experience of using QPulse, Sphera or ¬†ARM Risk Management Tool.
  • Experience of using PowerBI.
  • Auditing qualification.
  • Microsoft users certification

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‚ÄėEquality, Diversity and Inclusion‚Äô (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 25th July 2022 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance ‚Äď The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit . If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.

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