Non-Executive Director of NDA Nuclear Transport Solutions (Shipping)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Remote with Board Meetings held predominantly in the North West of England

  • Location

    Remote with Board Meetings held predominantly in the North West of England

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    13 December 2021

  • Client

    Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Ref: GSe80559

The NDA’s clean-up and decommissioning mission relies on the safe transport of materials to, from and between our sites. In 2021 we brought 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’s mission, NTS also uses its world-leading expertise to deliver commercial activities for a range of customers in the UK and overseas and provides transport services outside of the nuclear sector.

We are seeking to appoint a new non-executive director for the Board of NTS as it continues to set the strategic framework and direction for operations, in alignment with the NDA’s strategy. With significant experience in shipping, this new Board member will use their expertise to help shape and support the development, identification, and delivery of new business opportunities in a commercial environment. They will set the expectation and pace for growth and improvement in this area of transport, providing effective support and constructive challenge to the executive team in an evolving context. Further to this, they will represent the organisation to stakeholders, customers, suppliers, Government, and regulators and the communities in which the NTS operates.

Candidates will have undertaken senior position(s) in shipping in an operations and/or sales & marketing role(s).  This is an essential requirement given the role of the Board in supporting the organisational strategy. Experience of shipping in a nuclear or dangerous goods capacity is highly desirable, but not essential.

 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
Monday 13th December 2021

Long List
w/c Monday 20th December 2021

Preliminary Interviews
w/c 3rd January and w/c 10th January 2022

Short Listing
Monday 17th January 2022

Informal Conversations
Monday 24th January 2022

Final Panel Interviews:
Monday 31st January 2022

How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process by no later than noon 13 December 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

c.   A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way. The completion of the Diversity Monitoring Form is mandatory but it includes the option ‘prefer not to say’.

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:

Peter Guilder, Senior Researcher

M: 07545 441127

Darra Power-Mooney, Associate Consultant

M: 07595 781 609


Mark Turner, Managing Partner

T: 020 7426 3983


  1. Candidate Pack NED NTS.pdf