Forest Operations Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours, Monday to Friday
Post number: 200471
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.
This role is to enable the forest operations team to deliver its respective programmes by undertaking the delegated responsibility for the delivery of our operations. You will make technical decisions in the following disciplines:
- Forest planning
- Harvesting operations
- Establishment operations
- Small scale engineering operations
- Consultation and public engagement around our operations
As a team we are responsible for the planning of operations and then delivering the subsequent harvesting and replanting contracts. This role will involve the planning of this work and the subsequent contract management of these sites and working with the wider team.
This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic and experienced team. Furthermore, as an Officer you can significantly contribute towards the forest management in your area. This team primarily covers the NRW woodlands along the Mid North (West) area around Aberystwyth and surrounding areas.
If you would like to have a site visit to discuss the role as well as seeing the working environment, please contact us.
Must have full UK driving licence.
Your responsibilities include:
- Support technical advice for specific sector or technical issues.
- Implementation of teamwork 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 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
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.
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 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 as you choose
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
Please read our Guidance on completing a job application form before submitting your application.
Application closing date: 16 August 2022
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact
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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