Vacancy Notice

Senior Programme Lead - Fuel Cycle

Full time, hybrid role (minimum 3 days per week office based)

Competitive salary, according to experience


The Role

World Nuclear Association is the international organization representing the global nuclear industry. We are seeking to recruit for the position of Senior Programme Lead – Fuel Cycle to lead the Association’s activities relating to the nuclear fuel cycle. Reporting to the Head of Industry Co-operation, this role is responsible for ensuring that the organization remains an authoritative source of information on nuclear fuel supply and demand, and for projecting this status to external stakeholders. The role will also involve liaising closely with other staff and member organizations to manage work on ESG industry standards related to the fuel cycle.


Key Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for delivery of the Association’s biennial Fuel Report:
    • lead a small, cross-functional team to research, draft, compile, edit and publish the report within the agreed timeframe
    • act as the custodian for the nuclear generation, uranium requirements and production models
    • provide project management, including agenda drafting and note writing, for the Fuel Report Working Group and sub-group meetings
    • provide leadership to visiting research officers involved in supporting delivery of the Fuel Report
  • Design & develop programmes for the Association’s events and annual conferences (Symposium, World Nuclear Fuel Cycle (WNFC), Strategic e-Forum, etc.), working jointly with colleagues where appropriate to ensure relevant and high quality fuel cycle content, including coverage of relevant WG activities.
  • Act as Staff Director managing members’ forums relating to the Fuel Report and ESG.
  • Represent and advocate on the Association’s behalf at selected international forums, and among key international organizations such as IAEA, NEA, and NEI.
  • Work with the Staff Director for the ESG Working Group to manage ESG activities relating to the Fuel Cycle.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and members across the Association, share learnings and ensure that updates on relevant issues and developments regarding the Fuel Report and ESG are communicated as appropriate.
  • Support the Association’s engagement with other stakeholders to support the wider development of nuclear energy.
  • Provide support with recruitment of new members.


Qualifications and experience required


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in a relevant field.
  • Detailed knowledge of the nuclear power industry, including nuclear fuel markets and the nuclear fuel cycle.
  • Sound understanding of general trends in world energy.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication ability.


  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of other languages


Person specification

  • Highly analytical with a questioning mindset to research, evaluate and accurately interpret information from various sources.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to draft and convey complex information fluently and accurately.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication ability, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Credibility, integrity, and the ability to command the support, and  respect of stakeholders across a breadth of disciplines at all levels of seniority.
  • Politically aware with the confidence and sensitivity to operate across different nationalities and cultures.
  • PC literate and fully conversant with MS Office.
  • Highly self-motivated, able to show initiative and manage time effectively.
  • Strong team player with ability to operate professionally within SME normal business practices and governance frameworks.



  • Hybrid role (minimum 3 days in the office per week, plus other days as required).
  • Global travel to attend events as required.


For further information please contact:

Please send a CV and covering letter, of no more than one page, outlining your suitability for this position and salary expectation to  

Closing date for applications: Friday, 7 April 2023.


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