Chair, Nuclear Transport Solutions

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    01 March 2021

  • Client

    Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Ref: GSe70172

The NDA’s clean-up and decommissioning mission relies on the safe transport of materials to, from and between our sites. In 2021 we are bringing our extensive transport and logistics capabilities together to create Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS) - the leading global provider of safe, secure and reliable nuclear transport solutions. As well as supporting the NDA mission, NTS will also use its world-leading expertise to deliver commercial activities for a range of customers in the UK and overseas and provide transport services outside of the nuclear sector.

We are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead the board of NTS as it sets the strategic framework and direction for operations, in alignment with the NDA’s strategy.  You will use your experience to shape and define this strategy and scrutinise the delivery of it. You will set the expectation and pace for growth and improvement. Further to this, you will represent the organisation to stakeholders, customers, suppliers, Government, and regulators and the communities in which the NTS operates.

In addition to performing the core role of a Chair, candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to lead and shape the strategic direction of a newly established organisation in a non-executive leadership role. You will also possess significant leadership experience in a complex, safety critical group environment with a track record of leading the development, identification, and delivery of new business opportunities in a commercial environment.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced non-executive director, with a track record of operating as a Chair, capable of heading up a Board in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code. A track record of leading and reporting within highly public and scrutinised, pressurised environments will be an advantage. You will possess an understanding of building diverse boards and will be an effective communicator across a complex stakeholder landscape, working in a collaborative manner with Board colleagues, the executive team, and across NTS with an open and personable style.

NTS values the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. NTS is committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, and we therefore particularly welcome applications from women, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates. We are happy to talk about flexible working.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Midnight on Monday 15th February 2021

How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process by no later than Midnight on Monday 15th February 2021.

You will be asked to submit the following:

1. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years

2. A Statement of Suitability (no longer than three pages) explaining:

a.  Your motivation for applying for this role

b.  How you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification

Failure to submit both documents will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification. 

Please ensure that both documents contain your full name.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application or are unable to apply online please contact

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment advisers at GatenbySanderson:

Darra Power-Mooney, Associate Consultant

07595 781 609

Michael Dobson, Partner and Practice Lead

07891 142 325