Executive Recruitment

Non-Executive Director - Magnox

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
£25,000 for up to 20 days per annum
Closing date:
21st December
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
21st December 2020
Preliminary Interview
Late November, early December
Short Listing
w/c 7th December
Informal 1-2-1 with Chair
End of w/c 7th December
Final Interviews
w/c 14th December


Magnox Ltd are responsible for the safe and secure clean-up of twelve nuclear sites and operation of one hydro-electric plant, managing sites through their lifecycles, overseeing all aspects of operation, defuelling and decommissioning. Their mission is to safely and securely deliver the twelve sites to closure safely, securely and predictably, with due regard for the environment; to the satisfaction of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and in the long-term interests of the organisation, the employees, the local communities and their supply chain partners. Magnox are helping to secure Britain’s nuclear legacy into an environmental one for future generations.

We are now seeking a new Non-executive Director to fill a vacancy on our board to provide constructive advice and challenge to our executive and contribute to the ongoing development of strategy and policy. Working closely with the Executive Team, and others where appropriate, you will utilise your experience to shape and define our strategy, and scrutinise the delivery of it. In addition to performing the core role of a non-executive, we are seeking candidates with expertise in the delivery of complex, high risk programmes to offer particular insight into the ongoing operational excellence of the business as we perform our core mission of defueling, decommissioning, and ongoing care & maintenance.

Above all, you will bring a demonstrable track record of senior leadership in the operational delivery of highly complex, safety critical projects and programmes in a highly regulated sector, ideally with exposure to the nuclear industry. You will be a recognised leader with an in depth understanding of the delivery of the full life cycle of said programmes and most likely be professionally qualified in a related engineering discipline. You will work in a collaborative manner, building effective relationships with board colleagues, the executive team, and across the organisation with an open and personable style. You do not necessarily need to have existing experience as a Non-executive Director, but will certainly bring experience of working to board level and will evidence an understanding of the attributes needed to successfully perform the duties of a non-executive.

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If you would like to discuss in more detail, please contact Eleanor Lawrence of GatenbySanderson on 07900 601622.


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