Office for Nuclear Regulation - Non-Executive Directors

Body: Office for Nuclear Regulation
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sector: Regulation
Location: Bootle, Merseyside
Skills required: IT / Digital, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £15k for minimum of 30 days per year
Time Requirements: 30 days per year

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/08/2019 at 18:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is a Public Corporation sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is responsible for the regulation of nuclear safety and security across the UK. Its vision is to be an exemplary regulator that inspires respect, trust and confidence.

DWP is seeking two Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) with a range of established skills and competences to help set ONR’s strategic direction to 2025 and beyond, drive regulatory excellence and oversee the organisation’s governance arrangements.

We are therefore looking for candidates who can bring experience from other national and/or international organisations with challenges on a similarly large scale to those facing ONR.

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 and/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

Essential Criteria

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

  • Ability to effectively and strategically 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; and
  • Ability and availability as required to Chair, or join as a member, one or more of the Board’s standing Committees.

For each post the Non-Executive Directors should be able to contribute across the Board’s remit and have the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute in at least one of the areas below:

  • IT and business transformation, cyber security, engineering or science sector background, regulation (not necessarily nuclear) and the wider legal regulatory environment; and / or
  • Experience of having worked in the Public Sector.


ONR NED candidate pack FINAL
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