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Advisor, Brexit Programme Support

Closing Date: 21 May 2019 | Location: Flexible | Salary: £22,218

Job Summary & Role Description

Job Title

Advisor, Brexit Programme Support


Evidence, Permitting & Policy

Reports to

Team Leader, Brexit Programme Team

Direct reports


Welsh language requirements

Desirable Level 3, Essential Level 1



Post number



3 - £22,218

Contract type

FTA until 31 March 2022

Work pattern

37 hrs per week

Working environment

Your role will be primarily office based but may entail travel between different NRW locations, as well as working at partner organisations and other premises.


Application information

Application closing date

21 May 2019

Interview to take place on and where


To apply send your completed application form to

If you have any queries, contact or 07786 198463 


Job Purpose

To support the Brexit Programme and associated task and finish groups  with the delivery of high level administrative duties associated with the work of the department and other supporting activities.

Where this role sits

Evidence, Permitting & Policy – Brexit Programme Team

Applying for Vacancy

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.

  • Forward Thinking
  • Analysing and Judgement
  • Collaborating with others
  • Advising and Influencing
  • Customer Focus
  • Qualifications and Skills

What other information is relevant to the job?



Job Title:

Advisor, Brexit Programme Support


Evidence, Permitting & Policy


Brexit Programme Team



Post Number:




Reports To:

Team Leader, Brexit Programme Team

Direct Reports:


Welsh Language Requirements:

Desirable Level 3, Essential Level 1

Job Purpose:

To support the Brexit Programme and associated task and finish groups  with the delivery of high level administrative duties associated with the work of the department and other supporting activities.

Key Job Accountabilities:

The post holder will:

  • Work with the Brexit Programme team and functional specialists to ensure we meet our strategic policy objectives for Brexit and associated corporate strategy and NRM Service Plan requirements
  • Provide support in technical administrative tasks such as agenda setting forward looks, action and decision logs, risk and issues logs, for the Brexit Steering Group and associated task and finish groups;
  • Process queries from internal teams, Welsh Government and customers, and take advice from operational and regulatory staff to ensure resolution;
  • Provide secretariat support to relevant governance groups or meetings with Welsh Government and sectors;
  • Support colleagues in the engagement with partner organisations - for example (JNCC; Ofwat; NE, EA, SEPA.) and be a point of contact for customer queries;
  • Provide administrative support 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

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

  • Ability to work within a team, the ability to establish and maintain networks, and the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and persuasively, both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills and the ability to meet targets and work to deadlines;
  • The ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, NRW intranet and internet in a Windows environment;
  • Experience of: technical and administrative  support to managers and teams including use of monitoring budgets and management of risks and issues;
  • Ability to manage your own workload and deliver results to  set timescales
  • Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required;

Working Pattern:

37 hrs per week, FTA until 31 March 2022

What you will do

You will provide support to others within your team which will include administrative and organisational activities.

You will deal with straightforward day to day documentation including emails, correspondence, invoices and schedules.

You will gather and relay straightforward information from a variety of sources.

You will process or handle cash payments, invoices and receipts.

You will take responsibility for the safe and effective use of NRW equipment and information.

Who you will be working with

You will interact with external customers, third parties and internal colleagues on a daily basis either face to face or via telephone ensuring excellent customer service at all times.

You will work as part of a team and provide guidance to new or temporary employees as required.

Where you will be working

Your role will be primarily office based but may entail travel between different NRW locations, as well as working at partner organisations and other premises.

What knowledge and skills you need

You do not require any specific academic or professional qualifications, but you will possess good communication, literacy, numeracy and IT skills (Microsoft Office).

You will have previous work experience from working in other NRW roles or other organisations, preferably in an administrative environment.

You will have excellent organisation and co-ordination skills with the ability to be flexible, adaptable and resilient.

You will possess good communication skills with the ability to quickly identify issues and provide appropriate answers or solutions.

You will demonstrate tact and patience and able to remain calm when dealing with customers who may be angry or upset, to ensure that you can resolve issues where possible.

You will have a good understanding of the work of NRW, in particular the work undertaken by your function and the impact it has internally and externally.

You will be adaptable and flexible with the ability to manage your own work flow demonstrating a high degree of self-organisation.

You will have the ability to develop good working relationships with others.

You will demonstrate a desire for continuous learning and development and will participate in regular training to develop your skills in technical aspects of the role

What other information is relevant to your job

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.

Please read the candidate guidance before applying.

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 and we have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. 

We are an employer of choice because we put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values. 

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