Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), Members

Body: Committee on Radioactive Waste Management
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: UK Various
Skills required: Major Projects
Number of Vacancies: Up to 8 Non-Executive Members
Remuneration: The Members will receive a part-time payment at the rate of £300 per day. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
Time Requirements: Members will work a minimum of 25 days a year up to a maximum of 45 days per year. Any additional days worked will be on a voluntary basis.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Date: 17/01/2020

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    26 July, 29 July, 1 August & 2 August

  • Announcement

    17/01/2020 at 16:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

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

The Committee is seeking to recruit new members with different skills and expertise.

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 six 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 RWM 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

Your application should demonstrate at least one of the essential criteria below.

  • safety case experience and application of inventory management practices in different applicable geologies;
  • community engagement, stakeholder management, education, and participatory planning and delivery activities relevant to major infrastructure delivery;
  • decommissioning management issues;
  • broad experience of the nuclear industry, its history and practices and the span of attributes of the radioactive waste inventory;
  • knowledge of current and past industry technologies and radioactive waste issues, particularly in the context of reactor types, formats and materials as well as best practice and management issues relating to low level, intermediate level and high-level radioactive waste; and
  • design, construction, operation and management experience of deep geological structures and facilities.

Desirable criteria

  • International as well as UK operational experience in the nuclear or radioactive waste management field;
  • Experience of advising on complex issues such as those encountered on major infrastructure projects. This can include engaging with communities on large infrastructure projects and developing public engagement strategies;
  • 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 processes and interactions, including those involving consent-based engagement and delivery.

Additional Information

BEIS is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process.

BEIS offers professional training courses on public sector finance and governance for those new to the public sector.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is at 23:00 on 26 May.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Please submit the following documents by email to

  • A Covering Letter setting out how you meet the essential criteria
  • CV
  • Candidate Application Form
  • Diversity form

Please ensure that you include “CoRWM NED” in the subject box.

Alternatively, you can send your application in hard copy to:

Public Appointments Team, 7th Floor ‑ Spur 2, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET

Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. Applicant packs can be provided in other formats upon request.

CoRWM NED - Diversity monitoring form
CoRWM NED - Applicant Pack
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