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Each day thousands of shipments of radioactive materials are transported around the world.
As the CEO of the World Nuclear Transport Institute, you will lead an agile global organisation, implement the approved strategy and serve as the main spokesperson for the organisation and our members. You will play a vital role in coordinating global activities and influencing strategies to drive the highest standards of safety and security in the global transport of nuclear and radioactive material.
‘Keeping Nuclear Moving’ – WNTI’s purpose is to drive the highest standards of safety and security in the global transport of nuclear and radioactive materials. The strategic objectives for WNTI are to:
WNTI Members are drawn from companies with a demonstrable stakeholding in maintaining safe and secure transportation of nuclear and radioactive materials. WNTI protects and enhances Members interests to influence regulatory change affecting the transport of nuclear materials and represents Members interests to several intergovernmental organisations, UN specialized agencies and non-governmental bodies.
During 2022, a strategic review was undertaken that resulted in a refreshed strategy being approved by the WNTI Board of Directors. In parallel, a revised Operating Model was implemented that created a Portfolio Board. This board is tasked with understanding priorities across the membership of WNTI, integrating these into a coherent portfolio with clear priorities, and resourcing accordingly.
WNTI is a company limited by guarantee registered in England, with a Board of Directors drawn from the three Founder Members (currently operating as Orano, Japanese Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Group). The Board sets and monitors the strategy and strategic objectives against which the Portfolio Board agree and define tactical objectives.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has full responsibility to run WNTI within the strategic aims and framework agreed and defined by the Board. The CEO will be a key contributor of future strategic direction and shaping the Operating Model. The Portfolio Board remains formative and requires strong, determined leadership and vision to improve integration, prioritisation and effectiveness.
The role has two broad areas of responsibility in addition to day-to-day operational business management:
The successful candidate needs to be fluent in English with a second language preferable. They also need to have a good understanding of the global nuclear industry, with knowledge of nuclear transport preferable but not essential. The Board is looking primarily for strong leadership and delivery driven individuals.
The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a small, dedicated team of 3 employees, along with seconded technical experts from the Founder Members (3 No.), regional global representatives (3-5 No.) and consultants deployed to progress the mission (2-5 No.).
The CEO reports to the Chair of the Board and will work closely with the Honorary Secretary who reports to the Board. The Board has ultimate responsibility for all WNTI matters and sets the WNTI Strategy and performance expectations through approved strategic and tactical objectives. Principal accountabilities and responsibilities for the CEO include:
The CEO will operate within a defined delegated authority matrix that enables empowerment of the wider WNTI team.
In addition, we expect the CEO to:
Terms are negotiable and flexible with some previous Secretary Generals (now redefined as the CEO) being either seconded from Founder Member organisations or employed on a fixed-term basis. WNTI is headquartered in London, UK. Key aspects to consider include:
Flexibility in overall package and benefits to tailor requirements to individual needs.
With your CV and Cover Letter in PDF or Microsoft Word format, please include the below information in your application:
and finally, please include your responses to the below questions:
We endeavour to respond to all applications, and thank you for your patience.