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WiN Executive Board Member - WiN President UK (REF: WiN President UK)

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  • Position WiN Executive Board Member - WiN President UK
  • Reporting to WiN Global Executive and NI Chief Executive
  • Location Flexible with bi-monthly travel to London / or as required  (e.g. in a particular region)

 

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 an Executive Board Member role.

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                          
  • The WiN President provides leadership and a single point of accountability for the WiN UK chapter of the organisation
  • They are Chair for the Executive Board and ensure delivery against the WiN Strategic Plan
  • The President is a member of the Nuclear Institute Board of Trustees and acts as a single point of contact for updates and accountability on all WiN activities to the NI Board
  • The WiN President will also hold the role of Government Engagement.
Qualifications and Experience

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

  • Excellent presentational skills, enjoying a high-profile role speaking to nuclear bodies across the industry
  • Be an empathetic individual, winning support and engaging others in debate across the industry
  • Be familiar with the challenges facing women in the nuclear sector and understand the wider issues around ED&I matters
  • Have experience of working with and across government bodies.
  • A committed and loyal individual who is passionate about the WiN mission.
  • Employed within or engaged with the Nuclear Sector.
Hours required
  • 2-4 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 at the quarterly Nuclear Institute Board of Trustees meeting in person or remotely may be required if appointed to the Board
  • 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:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Conflict management.
  • 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 July 2019

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