Climate Risk and Adaptation Specialist Advisor
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Post number: 202940
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.
To lead on the provision of Climate Risk and Adaptation technical support and advice in relation to delivery of NRW’s response in relation to the Wales Adaptation Plan. This technical/specialist advice will inform the development of NRW policy, programmes, plans, strategies and guidance. You will work with colleagues from other teams in Evidence, Policy & Permitting (EPP) and Operations, officials from Welsh Government (WG) and sector representatives.
Your responsibilities include:
- Preparing technical assessments, drawing on a range of complex information and data sources.
- Managing 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.
- Liaising 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.
- Maintaining knowledge of Climate Risk and Adaptation identifying the implications of legislative, technology and market changes for Natural Resources Wales.
- Contributing to task and finish groups, commissioned through the Business Boards, to prepare defined products as required.
- Collaborating 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 climate change, climate risk and adaptation; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in Planning, Landscape, Energy, and Decarbonisation 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 climate risk and adaptation agenda and other governmental, land management, industrial and environment organisations.
- Working knowledge of climate change science and policy. (Desirable)
- Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or 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 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.
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
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
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Application closing date 27 February 2023
Interviews will take place on 14 March 2023 through Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Gabrielle Torkington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07815977530.
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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