538 Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), member.

Body: Committee on Radioactive Waste Management
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Energy, Science & Technology
Location: UK Various
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £350 per day, with a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 45 days per year. Remuneration and expenses are taxable.
Time Requirements: 25 - 45 days per year. 

Campaign Timeline

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Vacancy Description

The role of the Committee members is to advise and scrutinise the UK Government, Devolved Administrations, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Nuclear Waste Services on the management of radioactive waste. Members have different areas of expertise which include scientific, technical, geological, legal etc.

The Committee is seeking to recruit a new member with specific skills and expertise in nuclear materials and decommissioning.

  • Responsibilities
  • The responsibilities of CoRWM members include:
  • supporting the Chair in delivering CoRWM’s Work Programme which is agreed annually with Sponsor Ministers;
  • attending Plenary meetings five times a year;
  • working within subgroups to focus on specific areas of CoRWM’s Work Programme according to their expertise;
  • regularly meeting with the UK Government, Devolved Administrations, the NDA and NWS through subgroup meetings and providing independent oral scrutiny and advice;
  • developing CoRWM position papers and reports which formally provide advice to the UK Government, Devolved Administrations and stakeholders;
  • operating in an independent, professional and transparent way.

Person Specification

Please tailor your application to demonstrate the criteria of the role and should try to use specific examples where possible.

We are seeking candidates that demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Essential Criteria 
  • Knowledge and understanding of nuclear science and nuclear decommissioning;
  • Knowledge of current and past industry technologies and radioactive waste issues, particularly in the context of reactor types, formats and materials;
  • Knowledge of the best practice and management issues relating to low level, intermediate level and high-level radioactive waste;
  • Knowledge of the issues and approaches to managing nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel.
  • Desirable criteria
  • International as well as UK expertise and/or operational experience in the nuclear or radioactive waste management field;
  • Knowledge and expertise on the UK Radioactive Waste Inventory, including the type and quantity of waste, and the hazards and risks associated with it; and
  • Experience of public engagement processes.
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