Role description

The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) are currently seeking a Service Assurance Specialist to join the Waste Management Services function and provide Assurance and Quality support through full life cycle of waste.

In this role you will work alongside the Service Assurance team to establish the Audit programme for both customers and service providers alike. You will be engaging with waste producers/suppliers across the UK and also conducting on site audits.


  • Perform Customer and Service Provider Audits for LLWR in line with the annual programme.
  • Perform internal Waste Management inspections to assure compliance is maintained in line with the annual programme.
  • Maintain and manage waste verification monitoring of customer consignments in line with the annual programme.
  • Maintain and manage a mechanism for recording and trending customer non- compliance issues encountered with the waste consignments for disposal, treatment services and other frameworks as appropriate.
  • Provide assurance support throughout the full life cycle of waste projects
  • Contribute to the business success by improving quality assurance and seeking to improve business performance.
  • Participate in the operation of site wide business incentive/target schemes.
  • Ensure LLWR maintains certification to relevant regulatory / quality standards.
  • Manage risks to ensure compliance with the company risk register. 

Skills and Experience

  • Auditor experience/Lead Auditor Qualification
  • Strong communication skills to deal with senior colleagues, suppliers and contractors
  • Understanding of the company policies on quality assurance, quality control and environmental issues together with the underlying principles and supporting procedures.
  • Awareness of health and safety legislation

For further information or to apply please apply now to send your CV to us – even if this is not the most up to date version, we would be happy to discuss your recent experience in more detail during a conversation.

About LLWR

The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) has a proud past, a busy present and an exciting future. LLWR have managed the UK’s low level radioactive waste for more than 60 years and are now ready to play their part as a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). In 2009, 95% of low level waste was disposed of at the Repository. Today that figure is below 5%. LLWR has led the way in securing effective solutions for lower activity waste management, diverting material away from the site by utilising a range of treatment and alternative disposal routes.

LLWR has now launched the largest construction programme it has yet undertaken, the Repository Development Programme (RDP), to span 3 decades. Planning permission has been secured to allow the construction of a final cap over existing and new vaults and seven landfill-style trenches where waste was disposed of prior to the opening of the site’s first vault in 1988. Their top priority has always been safety – of their community, workforce, and the environment – as reflected in their safety performance.

If you join the LLWR team you will find a positive and supportive environment where your physical and mental health are prioritised and an inclusive atmosphere, free from discrimination, is promoted, alongside a commitment to excellence.

Salary and Benefits

LLWR will be offering a competitive basic salary depending on your experience, a generous pension contribution, as well as an annual bonus based upon company performance and a further individual performance related bonus dependent on the level of your role.

Health and well-being are extremely important to LLWR, and they believe in supporting both mental and physical wellbeing, offering private medical insurance which covers both out-patient and in-patient treatments.

Other benefits include:

Cycle to Work Scheme

Sick Pay

Life Assurance

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Essential skills

Assurance Specialist with Lead Auditor experience.

Recruitment professional, based in Cumbria UK, experienced working within Nuclear, Transportation and Financial industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Diversity and Inclusion is a big passion of mine and work to promote inclusivity in the workplace.

Alexandria Gleason