Non-executive Director (Remuneration Committee Chair)

Sellafield Limited

Meetings take place physically, either in West Cumbria or Warrington.

  • Location Meetings take place physically, either in West Cumbria or Warrington.
  • Sector Central Government
  • Client Sellafield Limited
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary/Remuneration Remuneration will be £40,000 per annum. The overall time commitment for the NED is 25 – 35 days per year.
  • Reference GSe97157
  • Closing Date Friday 1st December 2023


Sellafield has been almost 80 years in the making. A pioneer for the UK’s nuclear industry, it has supported national defence, generated electricity for nearly half a century and developed the ability to safely manage nuclear waste. Each chapter of Sellafield’s history has delivered great benefit for the country while creating a complex nuclear clean-up challenge for which there are no blueprints. Today, a ground-breaking series of projects are underway to help decommission the site, a process that will ultimately take more than 100 years. Every day Sellafield is building greater certainty. 

A public body accountable to the UK Government Department for Energy, Security and Net Zero, Sellafield is an important part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), working collaboratively with others in the group to deliver part of the NDA mission. Sellafield operates with the express intent to increase effectiveness and efficiency in line with Government expectations and has a clear picture of the organisation it will become. By the mid-2020s, the business will have developed the characteristics of a high-performance culture and will be working as a single extended enterprise. 

The Role 

The Sellafield Board sets the strategic framework and direction for Sellafield’s operations, in alignment with the NDA’s strategy for the Sellafield site. The role of the board is to promote the long-term sustainable success of Sellafield, generating value for money and contributing to wider society. All non-executive directors are responsible for providing a creative contribution to the board by giving independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors. 

Sellafield are now looking to bring on a new non-executive director to this board who will also chair the remuneration committee. Sellafield’s Remuneration Committee provides the means by which the voice of employees is heard by the board and ensures that the board takes into account the interests of employees when making its decisions. 

The Candidate 

The Board seeks candidates who can demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the application of sound people and HR leadership and knowledge and experience in dealing with workforce issues in a transformational environment such as change management, organisational development, culture, diversity and inclusion, and reward. Ideally the candidate will bring experience of implementing these in a highly unionised and regulated environment relevant to the Sellafield business. 

The successful candidate will be able to evidence experience of connecting boards and executives to people and organisational priorities as a senior leader and will have experience as a member of a remuneration committee, ideally as Chair.  

The personal and boardroom style of the individual will be an important consideration in this appointment. Sellafield is looking for a well-rounded individual, who will be informed about the company and the external environment in which it operates. A strong profile and reputation, and a commitment to upholding the highest standards whilst inspiring confidence, trust and respect are essential. 

Subject to careful consideration of potential conflicts of interest, the board will consider either serving executives or those who have embarked on a portfolio. Availability, flexibility, and capacity to engage is essential.  

In promoting equal opportunities, Sellafield Ltd welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

 With Sellafield Ltd you’re embarking on a mission. Joining 11,000 men and women on a 100-year project transforming the Sellafield site for all the generations that follow. 

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