Introduction from the Secretary of State
Thank you for your interest in the role of Member for Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.
CoRWM is at an exciting time in its history. Having first recommended to government that geological disposal is the best option for the management of higher activity waste, it is now responsible for scrutinising and advising government and its delivery body on its implementation of a geological disposal facility. CoRWM is jointly sponsored by the UK Government and devolved administrations. As such its remit extends to providing scrutiny and evidence-based advice on all aspects on the management, storage and disposal of radioactive waste across the UK.
My 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 under-represented groups.
Should you need any further assistance, my officials would be happy to talk to you about this and other senior roles in the public sector.
If you believe you have the experience and qualities we are seeking to contribute to this important organisation, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP
Minister for Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change
The role of the Committee members is to advise and scrutinise the UK Government, Devolved Administrations, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Nuclear Waste Services on the management of radioactive waste. Members have different areas of expertise which include scientific, technical, geological, legal etc.
The Committee is seeking to recruit a new member with specific skills and expertise in nuclear materials and decommissioning.
The responsibilities of CoRWM members include:
supporting the Chair in delivering CoRWM’s Work Programme which is agreed annually with Sponsor Ministers;
attending Plenary meetings five times a year;
working within subgroups to focus on specific areas of CoRWM’s Work Programme according to their expertise;
regularly meeting with the UK Government, Devolved Administrations, the NDA and NWS through subgroup meetings and providing independent oral scrutiny and advice;
developing CoRWM position papers and reports which formally provide advice to the UK Government, Devolved Administrations and stakeholders;
operating in an independent, professional and transparent way.
Please see full candidate pack here.
Regulation of appointment
This post is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. For more information, please refer to the Commissioner’s website