Community Engagement and Siting Director

Radioactive Waste Management

Harwell, Warrington or Cumbria (office base) plus extensive travel to communities throughout England and Wales

  • Location

    Harwell, Warrington or Cumbria (office base) plus extensive travel to communities throughout England and Wales

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £120,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    11 May 2020

  • Client

    Radioactive Waste Management

Ref: GSe63946



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.    



We are now recruiting for a Community Engagement and Siting Director who will lead RWM’s work to identify a suitable site, with a willing community, to host the UK’s GDF. The nature of the facility and of radioactive waste, makes this a highly challenging stakeholder engagement role, but one of critical importance for the success of the programme.  An innovative and creative thinker, you will bring a thorough understanding of radioactive waste policy and the practical challenges of managing radioactive waste.  A strong negotiator with an understanding of UK Planning Process including those for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and a highly effective stakeholder engagement leader. 

This is a crucial leadership role within the organisation, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, accountable for delivery of the GDF siting programme as part of the overall GDF Programme.  You will have management and leadership responsibility for the Siting and Engagement directorate who lead RWM’s work to identify a suitable site and willing community for GDF implementation and be a key member of the senior leadership team.

This is an exciting time and opportunity to join an organisation that will deliver one of the key national infrastructure projects. For a confidential conversation, please contact Michael Dobson on 07891 142325, or Olivia Robinson on 0113 205 6298.

Closing date Monday 11th May 2020
Preliminary interviews w/c 25th May 2020
Short listing w/c 1st June 2020
Final panel w/c 15th June 2020
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation by no later than Monday 11 May 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.

If you do not receive a delivery notification of your application please contact 

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment advisers at GatenbySanderson: Michael Dobson (07891 142 325) or Olivia Robinson (0113 205 6298)