Non-Executive Board Member

Nuclear Waste Services

When not held remotely the Board meetings are held between Cumbria, Warrington and Oxford

  • Location

    When not held remotely the Board meetings are held between Cumbria, Warrington and Oxford

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    This is a remunerated role

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    18 July 2022

  • Client

    Nuclear Waste Services

Ref: GSe86618

Organisation: Nuclear Waste Services

Role: Non-Executive Board Member

Time Commitment: The expected time commitment for this role is 20-25 days per annum

Closing Date: Midnight 18th July 2022

Location: When not held remotely the Board meetings are held between Cumbria, Warrington and Oxford and over the course of a year the Non-Executive Director would be expected to visit NWS’s sites across the region.

This is a remunerated role

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) plays a role of national importance; cleaning up our nuclear legacy in a safe, secure and cost-effective way, and securing disposal of nuclear materials into the future to enable the UK’s green economy. Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) builds on the work delivered at the Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) site and the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) programme, maintaining these key activities whilst also adding further essential services for customers in the nuclear energy, defence, industrial, medical, and research sectors. Maintaining and developing this knowledge and experience is key to securing and developing our unique nuclear waste capabilities for the UK and the rest of the world.

Our Board members provide oversight of NWS and work with key stakeholders to shape the organisation’s strategy. They set the expectation and pace for change and improvement, while constructively challenging the executive to achieve consistent continuous improvement and development.

NWS  is seeking an exceptional Non-Executive Board member to join its Board and  provide significant depth and breadth of nuclear  strategic and operational experience.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of safety, construction/commissioning projects, plant engineering, asset care and emergency response management and a broad technical understanding of civil nuclear technology sufficient to act as a credible and authoritative advisor within the Board.

A previous track record of shaping and implementing strategy as a non-executive and experience working with the public sector is desirable.

This is a hugely exciting, challenging and rewarding position in which decisions over the coming years can carry weight for the next generation and beyond. 

Further Information

For further details, or to have a confidential conversation about the role and your suitability, contact GatenbySanderson consultants:

Olivia Robinson, Head of Research

07964 826 291

Darra Power-Mooney, Senior Consultant, Central Government

07595 781 609

Michael Dobson, Partner and Practice Lead, Central Government

07891 142 325

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Midnight 18th July 2022

Long listing
Friday 29 July

Preliminary interviews
Throughout August

Short listing
Friday 9 September

Informal Conversation with NWS
Friday 16 September

Final panel
Friday 23 September

How to apply

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.

In addition, we ask that you complete a Diversity Monitoring Form.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application or are unable to apply online please contact Kirsten Hasseriis, Senior Project Co-ordinator, on 020 7426 3991.

We value 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.