Specialist Advisor Harvesting Standards
Closing date: 16 April 2023 | Salary: £37,308 - £40,806 (Grade 6) | Location: Flexible
Contract type: Fixed Term appointment until 30 June 2024 (Maternity Cover)
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week - discussions at interview stage welcome
Post number: 201660
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.
To help Natural Resources Wales (NRW) achieve the highest standards of sustainable forest management as befits the longest running continuously certified state forests in the world and an institution and nation that aims to be a global leader for sustainable management of natural resources (SMNR). The role holder will do this by focusing on Timber Harvesting and/or Forest Management operations for how we manage the land in our care by managing the preparation of NRW policy, programmes, plans, strategies, and guidance. These will translate Welsh & UK
Government policy, UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) requirements and industry standards into practical approaches to the point of delivery. You will work with colleagues from other teams in Evidence, Policy and Permitting, Commercial, and Operations, officials from Welsh Government and sector representatives.
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, statutory advice and guidance documents.
- Manage the development of procedures, tools and guidance and lead the delivery of new ways of working.
- Undertake audits and support visits.
- 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.
- Define competencies required and develop and put in place training resources.
- Maintain knowledge of the Forestry sector(s) identifying the implications of legislative, technology and market changes for Natural Resources Wales and the sector(s).
- 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:
- Professional membership or working towards professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body within an agreed timescale.
- Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Forestry. Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in forestry; and the issues and opportunities on the NRW Estate.
- Knowledge and experience of timber harvesting operations and sustainable forest management.
- Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of a range of complex environmental information and data sources.
- Working with companies in the Forest Industry and where necessary with, local authorities, eNGOs, National Parks.
- Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
- 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
Desirable Level 2 – able to use some basic Welsh
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
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working
- 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 16th April 2023
Interviews will take place on 4th/5th May 2023 through Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Sally Tansey at Sally.Tansey@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.