Welsh Raised Bogs LIFE Assistant Project Officer (South Wales)

Closing date: 27 June 2022 | Salary: £20,255 | Location: Neuadd Las, Tregaron

 

Job Summary

Job Title

Welsh Raised Bogs LIFE Assistant Project Officer (South Wales)

Post Number

202339

Grade

2, £20,255 rising to £23,008 over three years

Location

Neuadd Las, Tregaron

Directorate

Operations

Team

Welsh Raised Bogs

Reports to

Welsh Raised Bogs Assistant Project Officer

Welsh Language requirements

Essential Level 1, able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases

Desirable Level 3, able to communicate with confidence in 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.

Contract type

Fixed Term Appointment until 31 March 2023

Work pattern

37 hours, Monday to Friday

Working environment

You will work predominantly outside which may include working in unpleasant environments and being exposed to unpleasant conditions from time to time. As well as working at partner organisations and other premises.

 

Application information

Application closing date

27 June 2022

Interview to take place on and where

Date to be confirmed, via Microsoft Teams

To apply send your completed application form to

applications@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

If you have any queries, contact

jake.white@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Job Context

As a member of the Welsh Raised Bogs (WRB) LIFE project team, you will deliver the ambitious programme  of practical site restoration, monitoring and stakeholder engagement work planned for 7 Raised Bog sites all of which are Special Areas of Conservation.

This is an excellent opportunity for people seeking an entry into a career in biodiversity conservation.

Together with other project team members, you will support the Team Leader in ensuring delivery of the project objectives and targets and in reporting progress according to agreed milestones. 

You will ensure good governance of the project, including strict adherence to NRW’s procurement and wellbeing, health and safety practices.

The Welsh Raised Bogs LIFE team consist of 8 members across Wales

Other information relevant to the job:

The ability to undertake physically demanding field work in a variety of weather conditions and terrains. Where necessary/appropriate this includes lone working.

Applying for this post

The following competencies 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.

  • Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Evaluation of Information
  • Communications and Relationships with Others
  • Responsibility for Resources

Before applying for this role please read the candidate guidance

Competencies

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • The post holder has gained knowledge and skills, through prior practical work experience, so that they have a reasonable level of technical competence to fulfil the requirements of the role.
  • The post holder will have good literacy, numerical and communication skills. They will have an understanding of health and safety requirements and implications in relation to work activity.

Evaluation of Information

  • The use of information within this role will be straight forward, easily understood and from readily available resources.
  • The post holder will need to be able to check, validate, gather, collect and record data requiring some degree of accuracy.
  • Documentation is routine and standard, in terms of understanding or completion.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • Communication will be with colleagues carrying out both similar and different aspects of work. This may include leading on some aspects of work requiring the ability to give clear guidance or instruction if necessary.
  • There will be contact with the general public and third parties, which will entail exchanging information.
  • Written communication will include the completion of standard documentation and record keeping requiring good IT skills.

Responsibility for Resources

  • The post holder will be responsible for the safe use and operation of equipment and data used to fulfil their role. These will be of a relatively modest value and the post holder is expected to take personal responsibility for their use and safe keeping.

 

Role Description

Job Purpose:

As a member of the Welsh Raised Bogs LIFE project team, you will assist in delivering the ambitious work programme of practical site restoration, monitoring and stakeholder engagement work planned for 7 raised Bog systems located in 7  Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in Wales.

This is an excellent opportunity for people seeking an entry into a career in biodiversity conservation.

Together with other project team members, you will support the Team Leader in ensuring delivery of the project objectives and targets and in reporting progress according to agreed milestones. 

You will ensure good governance of the project, including strict adherence to NRW’s procurement and wellbeing, health and safety practices.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Welsh Raised Bogs Project and Monitoring Officer to deliver practical on-site management, restoration and monitoring works.
  • Assist the Welsh Raised Bogs Project and Monitoring Officer to develop and manage multiple and overlapping contracts covering all aspects of the programme.
  • Attend and actively contribute to regular meetings of the LIFE project team. 
  • Liaise with a wide range of stakeholders and the public and assist with communications activities.

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

  1. An understanding of raised bog conservation and management would be helpful.
  2. Excellent team working and communication skills and the ability to represent the LIFE project to a variety of audiences including land managers.
  3. The ability to undertake physically demanding field work in a variety of weather conditions and terrains. Where necessary/appropriate this includes lone working.
  4. The ability to currently and legally drive a car in the UK.

 

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