Development Planning Advisor x 3
Closing date: 2 April 2023 | Salary: £32,876-£36,229 (Grade 5) | Location: Flexible
- 200050 Fixed Term Appointment until 1 March 2024 - Flexible Location
- 200047 Fixed Term Appointment until 18 February 2024 (Maternity Cover) - Flexible Location
- 203489 Fixed Term Appointment until 9 January 2024 - North Wales Location
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week.
Post numbers: 200047, 200050, 203489
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
The post holder will assess development proposals for potential environmental impacts across the breadth of NRW interests. They will respond to Local Development Plan and development casework consultations across several Local Planning Authority areas. They will ensure advice is provided to customers that influences sustainable place making and supports the sustainable management of natural resources.
Your responsibilities include:
- Produce Advice to Local Development Plans, including advice on their Strategic Environmental Assessment (with the support of the Development Planning Advisor (6) on technically complex, high-risk proposals) ensuring the advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline.
- Produce Advice to preapplication enquiries, development management consultations, Development of National Significance and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (with the support of the Development Planning Advisor (6) on technically complex, high-risk development proposals) ensuring NRW advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline
- Preparation of information in relation to challenges against NRW development planning advice, including attendance at Appeals and Inquiries.
- Development of effective customer relationships (internal and external) and ensuring a good understanding of customer needs.
- Identify opportunities to influence local Development projects and plans at the earliest opportunity.
- Maintain auditable records of actions and outcomes to justify and demonstrate that all legal and procedural requirements have been met.
Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Experience in development planning processes and working with the development sector.
- Experience of applying and reviewing environmental impact assessments.
- Able to communicate effectively with Local Planning Authorities, business and the public, explaining complex issues and gaining support by influencing
- Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.
- Able to analyse complex information and situations, solve problems and make sound judgements.
- Able to write clear, concise documents
- Able to work well as part of a team and lead virtual task groups.
Welsh Language Requirements:
200047, 200050 - Essential Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
203489 - Essential Level 3 – able to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Please note - Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Responsibility for People
Responsibility for Resources
Benefits of Working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and Flexible Working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days Annual Leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous Leave Entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and Wellbeing Benefits and Support
- Weekly Well-being Hour to use at your choice
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to Apply
Please send a completed Application form to Applications@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk using the post number as the email reference
Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form
Application closing date: 2 April 2023
Interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the roles, please contact
200047, 200050 - Jonathan Scott at Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org
203489 - Bryn Jones at Bryn.Jones@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.