Independent Non-Executive Director

Radioactive Waste Management

Working from RWM Offices at Harwell and other locations as required

  • Location

    Working from RWM Offices at Harwell and other locations as required

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £1,000 per day with an expected commitment of 25 days

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    17 March 2020

  • Client

    Radioactive Waste Management

Ref: GSe63529

For more than 60 years, the U.K. has been accumulating radioactive waste that is currently stored safely at over 30 sites around the country.   Radioactive Waste Management Limited (RWM) is the company created by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to deliver the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for this, and future, higher activity radioactive waste.  Its mission is to deliver a geological disposal facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions.    

The Board of RWM is playing a vital role in the delivery of this mission.  Independent Non-Executive Directors, working with RWM executives and Non-Executive Directors nominated by the NDA, must be able to provide a broad external perspective and expertise in the evaluation of strategy and performance and to be able to work at a strategic level in a complex stakeholder environment. 

RWM is now looking to recruit an Independent Non-Executive Director to join the team; someone whose experience and credibility will enable them to make a significant contribution to the Board and to chair the Board’s Audit and Assurance Committee.  You will bring major project expertise and a successful track record of working effectively at Board level. With a strong and demonstrable understanding of the role of a non-executive director, your experience will additionally enable you to add value in the identification, mitigation and reduction of risk within a high profile major programme environment. 

You will play a key role in ensuring high standards of financial probity, risk management and corporate governance and provide effective and constructive challenge to the Executive. 

RWM is a changing organisation and is looking for a leader that can support it in its evolution and in achieving its mission.

Closing dateMonday 16th March 2020
Preliminary interviewsw/c 23rd March 2020
Short listingw/c 30th March 2020
Final panelw/c 20th April 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation by no later than Monday 16 March 2020:

  • A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements;
  • A statement of suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria set out in the person specification;
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, this form will appear online during the application process. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

Please note the above highlighted documents are mandatory.

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