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WiN Executive Board Member - Regional Lead x 2 (REF: Regional Lead)

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  • Position - WiN Executive Board Member - Regional Lead  x 2
  • Reporting to - WiN President
  • Location - Flexible with bi-monthly travel to London

 

Background

Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) was formed in early 2014 to improve diversity and increase the skills base in the nuclear industry by encouraging gender balance.

Women in Nuclear UK’s mission is to address the industry's gender balance, improve the representation of women in leadership, engage with the industry, government and public on nuclear issues and support the industry with tools and information.

Organisation

WiN UK is part of the Nuclear Institute and is governed by an Executive Board.  The purpose of this board is to ensure WiN UK objectives are met in accordance with the strategic plan, to engage across the sector and to support regional teams in their delivery.  Board members also represent WiN UK as ambassadors at events, through social media and networking.

This is a rotational Executive Board Member role created to provide Regional Teams with the opportunity to shape the strategy for WiN UK.

Please note that this is a voluntary post and line manager approval against this role description is essential.

Role Purpose

The role holder is expected to contribute to the development and delivery of WiN UK’s strategy.

The role holder plays an active part in Executive Board meetings, and also provides Executive support to the WiN UK network as a whole.

The position also supports WiN UK’s Strategic Objectives:

  • Attraction - to encourage women to join the nuclear industry through engagement with schools, colleges, universities, appropriate youth groups and nuclear sector employers to create dialogue and raise awareness of the industry via events and communications. Also to work with national organisations to provide consultation and feedback on best practice to achieve a gender balanced workforce.
  • Retention - to support those already in the sector with development and career progression through mentoring and networking
  • Dialogue - leading on broader engagement on diversity within the sector, but also on engaging women and men outside the industry in the debate on nuclear energy
  • Industry Guidance – development and management of the Industry Charter, engagement with Charter signatories, development of toolkits and materials to aid companies by bringing together experts and information, in a guide on best practice.
Main Responsibilities                          
  • Represent the Regional teams allocated. At the moment it is envisaged there will be two regional leads representing the 10 WIN regions as follows:
  • Area 1- Scotland Highlands, Scotland Central, Cumbria, North-East, North-West.
  • Area 2– Midlands, Central, Wales, London and South-East, Western.
  • Help ensure that WiN Exec and Regional teams are aligned.
  • Attend the WIN Exec meetings providing input to represent regions.
  • Promote the sharing of information, LFE and best practice between regional teams.
Qualifications and Experience

It is likely that the successful candidate will have / be:

  • Presently or previously held a key role within a regional team.
  • Experience of working with geographically dispersed teams.
  • A committed and loyal individual who is passionate about the WiN mission.
  • Employed within or engaged with the Nuclear Sector.
Hours required
  • 1-2 hours per week for specific tasks/emails,
  • Monthly half day meetings with the WiN UK Executive Board meetings and time to complete any associated actions. These are face to face on a bi-monthly basis and a telephone conference in other months
  • Attendance to network events throughout the year.
  • Ability to attend conferences and meetings on behalf of WiN UK as required/available
  • The role may require support to other initiatives throughout the year, including but not limited to the annual conference.
Personal Development / Leadership competencies

The position will benefit the successful candidate in their permanent role through the development of their stakeholder management skills and the virtual management of a matrix organisation.

Competencies that will be developed as a result of this role:

  • Executive management
  • Developing strategic skills to deliver key objectives
  • Experience working for a charitable organisation
Inclusion

WiN UK is an inclusive organisation. We don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it as a core value at the heart of our mission. We believe that an inclusive organisation is a successful and happy organisation. We therefore welcome applications from those in under-represented groups, and are committed to ensuring a fair and inclusive selection process for all applicants.

 

 

Closing date: 30 June 2019

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