Committee on Radioactive Waste Management - Members (x3)

Body: Committee on Radioactive Waste Management
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £350 per day
Time Requirements: Minimum of 25 and a maximum of 45 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift

    W/c 17 May - please note this is subject to change

  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 7 June - please note this is subject to change

  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) is an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body, with a remit to provide independent scrutiny and advice on the long-term management of radioactive wastes.
CoRWM reports to Ministers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as well as the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland. These organisations are known collectively as CoRWM‘s Sponsors.
The Committee also has a remit to advise more broadly on radioactive waste management issues, which includes: scrutinising the storage, characterisation and classification of radioactive waste; advising the Scottish Government on policy for near-surface near-site waste management and disposal; examining the management of spent fuel and other nuclear materials, and; assessing RWM’s processes for engaging with communities and evaluating potential sites.
The Committee consists of a Chair and 11 experts from various fields related to radioactive waste management. The responsibilities of 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 CoRWM 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; and
  • communicating with the public.

Person Specification

Your application must demonstrate evidence of all the following essential criteria:

  • an ability to build and maintain good working relationships combined with experience of working cooperatively and achieving consensus in multi-disciplinary teams, where views may differ, in order to deliver successful outcomes to agreed timescales;
  • an ability to provide challenge and reasoned advice to government, partner, peer, and delivery bodies;
  • good analytical skills involving evaluating complex issues;
  • good drafting and communication skills; and
  • ability to communicate and engage with a wide range of stakeholders and the public.

In addition to the above essential criteria, your application must demonstrate evidence of experience and expertise in one of the following areas three areas:

  • site evaluation and characterization with a background in geosciences;
  • regulation; or
  • any experience of working with Scottish stakeholders would be helpful but is not essential.

Additional Information

Please tailor your application to show how you meet the criteria listed. You should set out your suitability for the role and how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification.

If you are shortlisted for the role, due diligence will be carried out and your referees are likely to be contacted.

You will be asked to prepare some identification documents if you are invited to an interview – further information will be provided at that stage.

Interviews are likely to be held remotely through Microsoft Teams.

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