Forest Operations Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time
Post number: 200159
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 a NRW office within the place base, 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 Forest Operations Team are responsible for the planning and delivery of NRWs annual harvesting and re-stocking programmes for the area. Delivery of these programmes contributes to NRWs annual income target. The Team works closely with external contractors and timber processing companies to ensure that these plans are delivered to time and in line with their associated contracts. The Officer will play a key part in managing contracts, working with customers, contractors and other NRW Operational Teams to ensure their completion. The role is a mix of office-based work and site visits to prepare and then to manage live contracts, The role supports site supervisors on active harvesting and re-stocking contracts.
Some out of hours rota cover is required. Some out of hours working may be required should there be a need to respond to unforeseen incidents on site.
Your responsibilities include:
- Support technical advice for specific sector or technical issues.
- Implementation of team work plans, and delivery of agreed actions to contribute to business planning.
- Participate in NRW technical or represent NRW on external forums as a technical representative.
- Interact with peers in NRW to promote consistent industry and specialist subject practices.
- Have responsibility for direct delivery of delegated programmes and agreed delegated budgetary control, including all relevant compliance and adhering to procurement process
- Incident Response requirements: Required to take part in incident response activities
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Experience of working across a wide range of land management disciplines.
- Knowledge of sustainable forest management, UKWAS and forest certification schemes.
- Experience of community liaison and public engagement activities.
- Knowledge and experience of designated sites, and all aspects of forest practise, including land liabilities, forest planning and forest operations.
Welsh language requirements: Essential Level 3 – Able to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations or the candidate will be expected to develop their Welsh language skills to this level following an agreed training programme.
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
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
Send completed applications forms to Applications@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk
Application closing date: 3 July 2022
Interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Ian Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07733001522
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.
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