Forest Operations Technical Support

Closing date: 13 July 2022 | Salary: £27,003 | Location: Flexible, ideally Resolven

 

Job Summary

Job Title

Forest Operations Technical Support

Post Number

203008

Grade

4, £27,003-£30,688

Location

Flexible ideally Resolven

Directorate

Operations

Team

South Wales Central, Forest Operations

Reports to

Chris Rees, Forest Operations Team Leader

Direct Reports

none

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 Level 1 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

Permanent

Work pattern

Full time

 

Application information

Application closing date

13 July 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

chris.rees@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Job Context

You will plan and deliver programmes, within the following disciplines, (dependant on the scale of geographic programmes)

  • Deliver tactical work programmes and or collate forest and conservation inventory information, maintaining the GIS data, carry out site evaluation, in the delivery of operational programmes.
  • Forest Operations management, including technical advice, programme development and implementation of monitoring, reporting, and ensuring statutory compliance.

You will be accountable for:

  • Deliver technical advice for specific sector or technical issues.
  • Deliver work plans, and delivery of agreed actions to contribute to business planning.
  • Participate in NRW technical groups.
  • Interact with peers in NRW to promote consistent industry and specialist subject practices.
  • Have responsibility for direct delivery of delegated programmes.

Other information relevant to the job:

You will travel to and work at different sites and NRW offices working both within offices and out in the field.

You will from time to time be exposed to unpleasant working conditions when working outside.

37 hours per week Monday to Friday.

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
  • Decision Making Autonomy
  • Impact
  • Communications and Relationships with Others
  • Responsibility for People
  • Responsibility for Resources

Before applying for this role please read the candidate guidance

Competencies

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • The post holder has a good grasp and understanding of organisational procedures and policy. Has experience working in a number of environments or in a range of roles in one organisation.
  • Has a good understanding of the technical nature of the function/team. Although not a subject expert, will have a sound understanding and experience in at least one technical area enabling them to plan and deliver schemes of work.
  • The post holder will have a good level of literacy, numeracy and communication skills including well developed customer facing skills.  The post holder will also have good computer literacy and data management skills.
  • Experience of supervising others would also be a desirable attribute. Post holders will have a high level of knowledge and experience of health, safety and wellbeing as well as public safety and public liability.  

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to understand and interpret procedure manuals, statutory codes and legislation whilst carrying out the role.  The role may involve the management of data.
  • The role may include planning and delivery of schemes which may require an understanding of how different projects and programmes inter-relate.

Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements

  • Work will generally be guided by expected results but the post holder may be able to decide how best to achieve these, within defined parameters.
  • Ability to problem-solve and make decisions around the post holder’s own area of work, but may also cross over with other areas. Decisions may be of a technical nature and guidance could be sought from others.
  • There is some degree of autonomy in delivering schemes, requiring some interpretation and analysis, but would be within overall agreed parameters.

Impact

  • As an externally facing role, work undertaken will impact both externally and internally.
  • The work undertaken is generally within a discrete area so any impact of the work primarily affects the direct environment but may also extend across other subject and work areas.
  • The impact of decisions or work activities will typically be relatively short to medium term.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • Good customer facing skills are essential, to communicate across a range of functions within NRW as well as external parties.
  • Ability to develop and sustain good working relationships that are likely to be of an on-going nature and may involve a degree of influencing.

Responsibility for People

  • The role will typically not have any formal direct line management responsibility although may include an element of supervision and mentoring of less experienced colleagues.

Responsibility for Resources

  • Responsible for tools and equipment of a modest value, to carry out their role in the field. Post holders would be expected to take personal responsibility for their use and safe keeping.
  • The role will not have any budgetary responsibility.

 

Role Description

Job Purpose:

You will plan and deliver programmes, within the following disciplines, (dependant on the scale of geographic programmes)

Deliver tactical work programmes and or collate forest and conservation inventory information, maintaining the GIS data, carry out site evaluation, in the delivery of operational programmes.

Forest Operations management, including technical advice, programme development and implementation of monitoring, reporting, and ensuring statutory compliance.

Key Job Accountabilities:

You will;

  • Deliver technical advice for specific sector or technical issues.
  • Deliver work plans, and delivery of agreed actions to contribute to business planning.
  • Participate in NRW technical groups.
  • Interact with peers in NRW to promote consistent industry and specialist subject practices.
  • Have responsibility for direct delivery of delegated programmes.

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

You will have;

  1. Experience of working in land management disciplines
  2. Knowledge of sustainable forest management, UKWAS and forest certification schemes
  3. Knowledge of forest planning and forest operations

 

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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