DWP vacancies

Mon,22 May 2023
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The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is a Public Corporation, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), responsible for the regulation of nuclear safety and security and safeguards across the UK. Its vision is to be a modern, transparent regulator delivering trusted outcomes and value. 

DWP is seeking a Non-Executive Director (NED) with a range of established skills and competences to help set ONR’s strategic direction to 2030 and beyond, drive regulatory excellence and oversee the organisation’s governance arrangements.

It is 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 to be a modern, transparent regulator delivering trusted outcomes and value. Key responsibilities include:  

  • Helping lead the work of ONR by operating effectively as a Board Member and by contributing to Board meetings and discussions.  
  • Ability and availability as required to Chair, or join as a member, one or more of the Board’s standing 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.


Essential Criteria

DWP is seeking candidates with the right skills and abilities to complement the existing Board members and who will be able to contribute across the Board’s remit. The successful candidates will need to demonstrate:  

  • Significant delivery experience in the defence sector. 
  • Ability to contribute effectively and strategically 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; and  
  • Ability to test and analyse complex issues, evaluate proposals, and address risk. 


Desirable Criteria

It is desirable for candidates to have the ability in one or more of the following areas:   

  • An engineering or scientific background.  
  • Delivery experience in the defence nuclear sector. 
  • Major infrastructure projects and programme delivery.  
  • IT, cyber security, innovation, regulation (not necessarily nuclear) and the wider legal regulatory environment.  
  • Knowledge of the environment within which the public sector operates or a willingness to develop this.


Location:                                Various

Number of Roles:                  1

Remuneration:                      £15,000

Time Commitment:              30 days per annum

Length of Term:                    Up to 5 years


The vacancy closes on 14/06/23.  For more information and to apply to this role please visit the link Below.