RWM’s mission is to deliver a Geological Disposal Facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the NDA, RWM’s programmes of work deliver Government Policy, and NDA strategy, for radioactive waste management.

Role description

As Senior Quality Manager at Radioactive Waste Management you will provide authoritative quality management advice and assurance and deputise for the Quality Management Lead assisting then in tasks that include:

  • Setting and delivering RWM’s Quality strategy.
  • Developing RWM’s quality management team.
  • Provision of an effective integrated management system.
  • Ensuring functional assurance of quality standards.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Responsible for assisting the Quality Management Lead with the development, maintenance and continual improvement of RWM’s Integrated Management System to internal and externally benchmarked standards.
  • Support the Quality Management lead in setting Quality strategy to achieve RWM’s business mission and objectives.
  • Support the implementation of the quality management strategy and champion quality and process management across RWM.
  • Support the Quality Management Lead in transforming the Quality Management function into an effective, multi-skilled team with the capabilities to provide authoritative advice on quality management across RWM.
  • Support the development of a quality capability model and required training to ensure consistency of performance and encourage multi-skilling across the team.
  • Ensuring provision of functional assurance to the Senior Management Team that established quality standards are consistently being delivered across RWM and its supply chain.
  • Support the delivery of a process approach in RWM to ensure the effectiveness of RWM business processes.
  • Development and continual improvement of RWM’s management system documentation to improve efficiency, meet developing organisational requirements and appropriate internal, external and international standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring functional assurance to the Senior Management Team

Essential skills

  • Good first degree in an appropriate subject.
  • Chartered level membership of an appropriate professional institute (e.g. Chartered Quality Institute).
  • Significant experience of integrated management systems in highly regulated or high-hazard industries. Ideally with experience of quality management in the nuclear sector.
  • Significant experience in conducting internal and supplier audits.
  • Significant experience in supplier quality assurance.
  • Internal Management Systems Audit Skills to International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) Lead Assessor standard.
  • Significant experience in the use of quality improvement approaches and techniques.


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.

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