Non Executive Directors Office for Nuclear Regulation (Heavy engineering industry and programme delivery member and Audit & Risk Chair member)

Body: Office for Nuclear Regulation
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sectors: Energy, Regulation, Science & Technology
Location: London
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Major Projects, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £15,000.00
Time Requirements: 30 days per year


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

Date: 23/09/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    Campaign extended until 11 June 2017

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    Interviews are scheduled for 24 & 26 July

  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The successful candidates will contribute to the Board’s role in leading the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to achieve its vision of becoming an exemplary regulator that inspires respect, trust and confidence.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Helping lead the work of ONR by operating effectively as a Board Member and by contributing to Board meetings and discussions;
  • Chairing or participating in the activities of Board Committees;
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of networks and stakeholders;
  • Representing ONR externally, acting collectively in representing its decisions to stakeholders and the general public;
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the Seven Principles of Public life.

Person Specification

We are seeking candidates with the right skills and abilities to complement the existing Board members. The successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Ability to effectively contribute to Board activity, challenging and supporting the executive team to lead the organisation;
  • Ability to influence, build consensus and communicate with a range of stakeholders;
  • Ability to test and analyse complex issues, evaluate proposals and address risk;
  • Ability to work in a sensitive area, sometimes under the pressure of close public scrutiny;
  • Applicants must not have worked in the nuclear sector in the six months prior to joining the ONR Board so as to avoid a conflict of interest.

Heavy engineering industry and programme delivery member: significant experience of programme delivery; an engineering or scientific background; and significant experience in the energy sector preferably covering the Heavy Engineering Industry – electricity, oil, gas and petro-chemicals.

Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee: senior Board level experience; a qualified accountant with up to date financial and accounting experience, either currently working in this area or having done so within the last two years; and possessing a sound knowledge of effective risk and corporate performance management.

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  1. A CV (maximum 2-3 pages) with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
  2. An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 pages) – this is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out on page 5. The initial sift which takes place is based on this information so it is important to fully address the criteria. You should aim to provide specific examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result.

Please ensure your full name and the post for which you are applying are clearly noted at the top of your letter.

  1. Public Appointment Monitoring Form. Most of the information requested in this form is not seen by the panel assessing your application (though the panel may consider your declaration of interests in Part 3).This form includes:
  • Personal information;
  • Equal opportunities monitoring declaration;
  • Political activity declaration; and
  • Conflicts of interest declaration.
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