UK Atomic Energy Authority - Non-Executive Directors x2

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Body: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Science & Technology
Location: Oxfordshire / Various
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £15,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 12 days per annum for a period of 4 years

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    29/04/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    20/06/2021

  • Panel Sift

    19/07/2021

  • Final Interview Date

    10/08/2021, 13/08/21 and 16/08/2021

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Our Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) support the effective governance of the UKAEA. They ensure high standards of propriety and promote efficient and effective use of staff and other resources throughout the organisation.

They also advocate on behalf of UKAEA across the nuclear and technology sectors and to the general public, and help to secure sustainable funding, particularly from European agencies, to support the UKAEA’s work.

Key responsibilities of the NEDs will be:

  • To oversee the strategic aims and objectives of UKAEA consistent with its overall strategic direction and within the policy and resources framework determined by the Secretary of State.
  • To ensure that effective arrangements are in place to provide assurance on risk management, governance and internal control.
  • To maintain the reputation and profile of UKAEA, including in aspects relating to values, equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • To serve the interests of stakeholders, both internal and external, and to bring independent judgement to issues of strategy and performance.
  • Advocacy on behalf of UKAEA across the nuclear and technology sectors and to the general public.

 

Person Specification

We are looking for two NEDs with both roles focused on a particular portfolio, either UKAEA’s technology and infrastructure OR focused around UKAEA’s organisational, financial and corporate functions.

For both roles, you will be passionate about the role R&D can play in the UK economy and society.

Please ensure you have made clear in your application which role you are applying for, or if you would like to be considered for both.

In the event that a large number of applications are received, a sift on the lead criteria for each role may take place.

 

Role 1: Focused around UKAEA’s technology and infrastructure programmes.

Essential Criteria:

  • Lead criteria:It is expected that you will have previously held a senior operational role in a large infrastructure-based organisation, such as oil & gas, defence, healthcare, aviation, transport operations or the emergency services.
  • Ability to think logically and objectively in analysing complex financial and non-financial information to identify key issues/implications and make balanced judgments and effective decisions.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to understand, breakdown and challenge complex issues clearly.
  • Ability to exercise judgement across a broad spectrum of policy and management issues.

 

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Experience of effectively managing large, complex programmes or projects in the digital or technology sectors.
  • Understanding of fusion R&D, and interest in the transfer of fusion technology expertise to adjacent sectors.
  • Management experience and knowledge of effective governance at a senior level in complex organisations in the private, public or voluntary sectors, preferably at Board level.
  • Understanding of governance in public sector research establishments.

 

Role 2: Focused on UKAEA’s organisational, financial and corporate functions.

 Essential Criteria:

  • Lead criteria: Ability to Chair the Audit Committee of a large complex organisation.
  • Knowledge of the effectiveness of internal controls, the risk management framework, regulatory compliance and the arrangements for the prevention and detection of fraud.
  • Ability to think logically and objectively in analysing complex financial and non-financial information to identify key issues/implications and make balanced judgments and effective decisions.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to understand, breakdown and challenge complex issues clearly.
  • Ability to exercise judgement across a broad spectrum of policy and management issues.

 

    Desirable Criteria: 

  • Experience of any of the following: industrial innovation and the development and use of Intellectual Property and technology transfer; public sector pension schemes.
  • Understanding of fusion R&D, and interest in the transfer of fusion technology expertise to adjacent sectors.
  • Management experience and knowledge of effective governance at a senior level in complex organisations in the private, public or voluntary sectors, preferably at Board level.
  • Understanding of governance in public sector research establishments

 

Additional Information

Please tailor your application to show how you meet the criteria listed. You should set out your suitability for the role(s) you wish to be considered for and how you clearly meet the criteria set out.

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.

 

Attachments
UKAEA-NEDs-candidate-pack-2021
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