Team Member 3, Integrated Workforce

Closing Date : 16 August 2020 | Location : Pont y Garth | Salary: £22,885 |

Despite the current situation with regards COVID19 -  recruitment is still progressing and interviews will be undertaken by Skype

Job Summary

Job Title

Team Member 3, Integrated Workforce

Post number

200183

Grade

3, £22,885 rising to £25,516 over four years

Location

Pont Y Garth

Directorate

Operations

Team

Integrated Workforce North West

Reports to

Integrated Workforce Team Leader

Direct reports

None

Welsh language requirements

Essential level 1, able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrase

Desirable level 3, able to use Welsh in some work situations

Please note: If you do not meet the Welsh Language Requirements specified 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.

Work pattern

37 hours a week

 

Application information

Application closing date

16th August 2020

Interview to take place on and where

To be confirmed

To apply send your completed application form to

recruitment@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

If you have any queries, contact

Richard.berry@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

 

Job Context   

You will be part of the Integrated Workforce North West Wales who have a responsibility for the direct delivery of work on flood defence assets , in National Nature Reserves and in the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. You will provide a maintenance service and deliver a capital work programme for NRW assets which will include Flood risk assets and NRW managed Land.   You will provide an appropriate emergency response which will be required to be part of a standby rota and provide out of hours cover and have the ability to operate equipment such as hand-held tools which may include chainsaws. You will have the ability to operate as a banksman and slinger/signaller and understand technical and utility plans, operating in compliance with the Construction Design and Management Regulations. You will be required to operate machinery which may include HGV’s, Heavy and specialised plant and equipment of a high value and you will have the required licence as an operator of specialist heavy plant & machinery. CPCS or other recognised licence .

Applying for this post:

The following categories will be used to assess the quality of applications both at sift and interview. Please read the whole of the Role Description to ascertain at what level this information needs to be presented.

  • Managing Resources (non-financial and/or financial)
  • Forward Thinking
  • Analysing and Judgement
  • Collaborating with others
  • Qualifications and Skills

Other information that is relevant to the job

You will be part of an emergency response team required to operate plant, machinery and equipment during flood incident response to enable the effective operation of flood risk assets.  You will be expected to take part in an out of hours standby rota which operates from Wednesday to Wednesday currently working on 1 week in 4, training will be given for this.

As a senior team member, you will often take the lead on site and mentor less experienced team members or contractors.

The post is based at Pont Y Garth depot but potential to work across the North West team area.

Working a 9 day fortnight 8.25 hours a day with Friday of every 2nd week off, possibility of some over time.

 

Role Description

Job Purpose:

The post holder will provide a maintenance service and deliver a capital work programme for NRW assets which will include Flood risk assets and NRW managed Land. 

The post holder will provide an appropriate emergency response and will be required to be part of a standby rota and provide out of hours cover.

Key Job Accountabilities:

You may operate machinery which may include HGV’s, Heavy and specialised plant and equipment of a high value.

You will be required to deliver all work in compliance with the Construction Design and Management regulations and in compliance with NRW Welfare, Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

You will have the ability to work from detailed technical drawings and utility plans from service providers.

You will advise the Senior Supervisor and Supervisor on the most appropriate plant and equipment for the delivery of work including Out of Hours and emergency response.

You will be responsible for ensuring safe working practices are followed for the use of plant, machinery and equipment and will be responsible for on-site supervision of Team members in their operation of such plant and equipment.

You will be required to ensure plant and equipment within your responsibility is maintained and operated in compliance with all relevant regulations, for example O licence, LOLER and PUWER.

You will be required to communicate effectively with third parties which will include members of the public and landowners.

You may be required to implement a planned programme of habitat management for NNR's including maintaining and checking the infrastructure of NNR's.

You will be part of an emergency response team required to operate plant, machinery and equipment during flood incident response to enable the effective operation of flood risk assets. 

As a senior team member, you will often take the lead on site and mentor less experienced team members or contractors.

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

Several years relevant operational experience.

NVQ L2 Environmental Conservation or equivalent.

One or more of the following (to include evidence such as log book, completed workbook, specialist plans etc).

Intermediate chainsaw operative to include multiple windblown trees (include CS34 etc).

Winching operations.

Operator of specialist heavy plant & machinery. CPCS or other recognised licence.

Conservation Management knowledge and understanding.

Significant incident management experience: Flood/Industrial fire/oil spill/silt management etc.

Intermediate ICT skills. E.g. AMX.

Full UK driving licence ideally to include cat B + E. (trailer towing)

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required for the role.  GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and Maths are essential. 

What you will do

You will undertake a range of tasks and activities in a technical discipline that is connected to the management of NRW assets.

You will generally follow an agreed work plan but may need to apply some creativity out in the field to resolve problems encountered.

You will make decisions around your technical discipline out in the field which, due to the nature of the work, has the potential to impact negatively on others and assets, if incorrectly determined.

You will be responsible for managing risk, understanding the health and safety implications of any decisions you make.

You will carry out work in line with procedure manuals and relevant statutory codes.

You will monitor and measure contracts to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.

You will be responsible for the health and safety of others in your team, as well as members of the public or other individuals you interact with through your work.

You will maintain accurate records of work activity and complete documentation in line with any statutory requirements and will produce written reports as required.

You will undertake work that will involve a range of physical activity, for example lifting, carrying, climbing etc, on a daily basis.

You will be responsible for the safe use and keeping of tools and equipment required to undertake your role, which may include vehicles and large machinery.

Who you will be working with

You will work independently by yourself out in the field and also as part of a team.

You will provide help, guidance and supervision to others.

You will interact with members of the general public, land owners and other third parties which will include general liaison around work activities and may involve conversations in relation to contractual requirements and environmental events.

Where you will be working

You will work on different sites which will include working outdoors and which will most likely involve working in some unpleasant environments and potentially with some hazardous conditions, for which the appropriate training and PPE will be provided.

You will travel to and work at different sites and NRW offices.

What knowledge and skills you need

You will have previous practical experience in relation to your technical discipline that enables you to provide guidance and supervision to others.

You may have completed an apprenticeship or have attained a Level 3 qualification in the Credit & Qualifications Framework for Wales, or equivalent, or will be able to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge and experience.

You will have good IT skills and be competent in the use of databases, Microsoft Office and, ideally, CAD and GIS skills.

You will have good literacy, numeracy and communications skills with the ability to interact with a range of people.

You will have a reasonable understanding of health and safety in relation to your discipline and area of work enabling you to manage health and safety issues and to manage risk.

You will have undertaken the relevant statutory training certificates or operator licences or will be willing and able to attain such certificates with appropriate training.

You will be willing to undertake relevant training to ensure compliance with statutory regulations.

What other information is relevant to your job

You will realise your contribution by applying the principles of SMNR to your work; in how you think, plan and deliver activities.

You will be expected to work with teams and individuals from across NRW, sharing your expertise and insight to solve complex problems. You will support collaborative working with partners and sector organisations, focussing on shared priorities.

You are responsible for complying with the policies, procedures and processes that relate to your role.

You are responsible for ensuring that all financial transactions undertaken by yourself represent value for money and meet the requirements of the organisation.

NRW is a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), and this means we have a duty to work with partners to prepare for and respond to emergencies and incidents covered by the Act.  All staff may be required to undertake activities, at a level commensurate with the skills and experience required by their role, to assist in ensuring this duty is undertaken.

 This role description sets out a broad indication of the role, where it sits within the overall NRW structure and indicative expectations of the post holder. It is not intended to provide a detailed description of all tasks and activities. This document should be read in conjunction with the job specific Personal Development Plan which sets out the specific activities and projects to be delivered during the year.

Before applying for this role please read the candidate guidance

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