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WINS is pleased to announce the publication of its latest International Best Practice Guide entitled “Developing Competency Frameworks for Managers with Nuclear Security Accountabilities” which is now available in your Members Area.
Dr Roger Howsley, Executive Director for WINS said, “We simply take it for granted that the certification and licensing of professionals indicates they have acquired the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to perform their jobs at a high level of expertise. It’s what generates confidence. Unfortunately, in the realm of nuclear security, no certification requirements exist. Nor are there any professional development programmes recognised industry-wide as meeting the unique needs of managers with nuclear security accountabilities. In fact, there isn’t even a generally-recognised profession titled “Nuclear Security Professional.”
WINS is now working hard to change this. Our ultimate goal is to enhance nuclear security leadership and professional development worldwide. The first step in this process is to create a competency framework that elicits the exact knowledge, skills and personal attributes managers with nuclear security accountabilities need in order to perform their jobs successfully. Once these competences are clearly understood, WINS will create professional development materials and certification opportunities to meet these needs and make them available through the recently launched WINS Academy. We have been privileged to work with international security practitioners and the National Skills Academy Nuclear in the UK to develop the Guide and through our liaison with the IAEA hope to promote this new and exciting professional framework”.
Jean Llewellyn OBE, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSA Nuclear) said, “I’m delighted to see how this Guide has developed and I think it has been a really effective collaboration between WINS and the NSA Nuclear that led to this excellent document. It will make a real difference to standards of nuclear security on a worldwide basis and we will work hard in the UK to ensure its use and adoption by the industry, its supply chain and those that support the industry”.