Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Specialist Advisor
Contract type: Fixed Term appointment until 1 January 2024
Work pattern: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Post numbers: 201330
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.
Water quality is of significant stakeholder interest at present. This post plays a critical role in applying the principles of the sustainable management of natural resources to the management of water from catchment to coast. You will need good influencing skills and a background in water management with an ability to work across a variety of staff within NRW. This post also manages an important delivery mechanism ‘opportunity catchments’ for improvements in water quality across Wales, maximising the benefits of our interventions.
Your responsibilities include:
- Prepare technical assessments, drawing on a range of complex information and data sources.
- Manage the preparation of material to inform the development of NRW, WG and other Partners policy, statutory advice and guidance documents. Manage the development of procedures, tools and guidance and lead the delivery of new ways of working.
- Liaise with external stakeholders such as Welsh Government, sector representatives and partners to ensure the timely and effective delivery of project, policy or strategy obligations.
- Advise on evidence gaps and project manage agreed evidence projects, in line with the agreed evidence programme.
- Support engagement with sectors, partners with an interest in Catchment Management, WG, and other Environment bodies in the UK; and be the lead point of contact for customer queries.
- Maintain knowledge of the assigned sectors identifying the implications of legislative, technology and market changes for Natural Resources Wales and the sectors.
- Contribute to task and finish groups, commissioned through the Business Boards, to prepare defined products as required.
- Collaborate with the Team Leader to develop and deliver an agreed Personal Development Plan.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Water Framework Directive; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in Catchment Management as set out in EU, UK and WG Policy and legislative/Directive drivers; and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
- Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of a range of complex environmental information and data sources; analysing large data sets.
- Working with/in WG, across the land management sectors and other land management and environment organisations.
- Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and qualifications.
- You will be a member of a relevant professional institution and/or working towards membership.
- Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required.
Welsh language requirements:
Essential Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
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.
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
- competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form
Application closing date 5 December 2022
Interviews will take place on through Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Mark Charlesworth at Mark.Charlesworth@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.
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