Up for a challenge? Experienced leading local media communications?

Role description

Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) is looking for Regional Communications Lead to manage communications and stakeholder engagement within the Cumbria Working Groups (and future Community Partnerships), as communities explore the possibility of hosting a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) for the long-term management of radioactive waste in the UK.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Additionally, you will manage:

  • Local media relations (press office, press releases, interview management)
  • Stakeholder engagement – on-going engagement with stakeholders, proactively booking in briefings and producing materials, preparing responses to inquiries
  • Production of regular reports for the Working Group (e.g., covering measurement of the effectiveness of media relations, forward plans)
  • Content generation – copy writing for digital and print channels, commission photography / print / design
  • Proactive digital media management – including updating the specific Working Group website, posting scheduled content on Working Group social media channels
  • Media handling for WG Chair/spokespeople (managing requests/interviews)
  • Development and management of monthly WG E-newsletter

Essential skills

This is not just a job, but rather a long-term career and would suit you whether you are early on in the communication field or ready for a new change.


You will be a key player in the Working Group (or future Community Partnership) team, as you will manage press and social media releases in the area, so copywriting skills are essential. Experience of working on complex projects/issues will also be advantageous. Within this, you will understand local media as well as local/regional government and the political landscape.


RWM is growing. With an organisation that is to grow from 200 people to 400+ people over the next 4 years, your responsibilities will expand with it. As a result, this role offers you the opportunity to develop both your skill set and your career.

The money’s great. The base salary is competitive with a range of £39,978- £47,556 + and an annual bonus (up to 30%), 30 days of annual leave (with public holidays on top) and one of the most generous pensions currently available in the UK (Civil Service Alpha Pension Scheme).

They’re not just about 9-5. Your life outside of work is important to RWM and so they welcome conversations about flexibility to help you meet both personal and professional commitments.

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.

Equal Opportunities:

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. At RWM we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

Disability Confident:

In promoting equal opportunities, RWM welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, RWM will interview the best candidates from within that group.


Recruitment professional, based in Cumbria UK, experienced working within Nuclear, Transportation and Financial industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Diversity and Inclusion is a big passion of mine and work to promote inclusivity in the workplace.

Alexandria Gleason