When not held remotely the Board meetings are held between Cumbria, Warrington and Oxford
This is a remunerated role
18 July 2022
Nuclear Waste Services
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.
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
Midnight 18th July 2022
Friday 29 July
Friday 9 September
Informal Conversation with NWS
Friday 16 September
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.