Would you like to be engaging with communities at the heart of one of the world’s largest and most challenging environmental engineering projects, as they explore the possibility of hosting a geological disposal facility (GDF) for the long-term management of some of the UK’s radioactive waste?

Role description

You will be the key link between RWM and local communities, maintaining effective communication and strong relationships between key community stakeholders. Your support will be primarily focused on local Working Groups and Community Partnerships, as you work to ensure RWM becomes a trusted partner within the community.


Your key duties will include:

  • Support the Head of Community Engagement and Community Engagement Manager to deliver RWMs day-to-day community engagement approach to Working Groups and Community Partnerships in a local area
  • Providing support to the meet the needs of the members of the Working Groups and/ or Community Partnerships. This could include stakeholders from community, government, business and voluntary sectors as well as those directly contracted to support the groups (e.g. Chair and Secretariat).
  • Help maintain knowledge of key stakeholders in local communities that can support the siting process as advocates and decision makers
  • Help ensure that the Community Coordinator role is adequately resourced to meet RWM and community needs and help ensure that the resources are deployed effectively.

Essential skills

This is an opportunity to use your communication and influencing skills to build trust in the local communities as you will be playing a key role in the delivery of engagement activities (e.g. events, meetings and digital updates via social media etc.).

Strong administrative skills particularly  within a community outreach or customer service setting, and building relationships within those, will be key to the success in this role.

If you feel you are suitably qualified for this position, Thomas Thor would like to hear from you. Please contact Alii Gleason on a.gleason@thomas-thor.com.

About RWM:

RWM’s vision as an organisation is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment, collaborating with experts on multi-million-pound research programmes and radioactive waste producers to find ways to package it that are suitable for disposal in a Geological Disposal Facility.

Experienced HR professional, based in Cumbria UK with a demonstrated history working in staffing and recruitment across multiple industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Self-motivated with a passion for diversity and inclusion!

Alexandria Gleason