Thank you for your interest in
the role of Non-Executive Director for the UK Atomic Energy Authority
challenges of climate change are some of the most urgent and demanding issues
that the world is facing. We need to work now to deliver solutions for the long
term. Fusion has the potential to be the ultimate clean power solution,
representing a low carbon, safe, continuous, and sustainable source of energy.
The UK is widely recognised as a world leader in the most promising fusion
technologies. We have the potential to capitalise on our vast scientific and
technical expertise and lead the future commercialisation of fusion energy.
is vital in realising the UK’s high potential and delivering the UK
government’s ambitious fusion energy programmes. It is the largest fusion
organisation in the world and one of the world’s leading fusion research laboratories.
It aims to amplify the scientific and economic benefit of fusion R&D for
at a crucial turning point in its history with the record-breaking JET facility
approaching decommissioning, the transfer of the STEP fusion power plant
programme into a new subsidiary limited company, and the implementation of an
ambitious set of opportunities
to develop the fusion sector in the UK. These are challenging, multi-year
programmes that require an exceptional leader to guide UKAEA as it delivers on
looking for individuals with a keen interest in fusion energy and world-leading experience across science, technology, and R&D related sectors who can provide strategic challenge, guidance, and support to the organisation. This is a
tremendous opportunity to be involved in leading a world leading research and
Ministerial colleagues and I are committed to fair and open recruitment
processes across all public appointments that we make. We proactively welcome
applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including those from
need any further assistance, my officials would be happy to talk to you about
this and other senior roles in the public sector.
believe you have the experience and qualities we are seeking to contribute to this
important organisation, we very much look forward to hearing from
for Nuclear and Networks
of the role
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 to support the UKAEA’s
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
UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is an executive
non-departmental public body of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
(DESNZ). The UKAEA leads the UK fusion programme at the Culham Centre
for Fusion Energy (CCFE), which is one of the world’s leading fusion
research laboratories. UKAEA works with partners around the globe to lead
commercial development of fusion energy and related technologies, with the aim
of positioning the UK as a world leader in sustainable nuclear energy.
1 - Maintain
the UK’s position as a world leader in fusion research & development;
2 - Enable
economic growth & new high-tech jobs in UK industry;
3 - Grow the
UK’s nuclear technology capability;
4 - Design the
first fusion power plants; and
5 - Develop
Harwell and Culham sites as Science and Innovation
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