Technical Support, Marine

Location: Flexible | Salary: £27,003-£30,688 | Closing date: 10 July 2022

Job Summary

Job Title

Technical Support, Marine

Post Number



4, £27,003-£30,688




Evidence, Policy & Permitting


Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Team

Reports to

Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Team Leader

Direct Reports


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 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 for 18 months

Work pattern

37 Hours a week


Application Information

Application closing date

10 July 2022

Interview to take place on and where

Week commencing 18 July 2022, via Microsoft Teams

To apply send your completed application form to

If you have any queries, contact

Mary Lewis 

Job Context

Are you informed and passionate about the marine environment in Wales? Do you enjoy supporting and working collaboratively with a wide range of people? If so, then we’ve got the job for you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised team player to be part of a team of marine advisors.  You will help us to deliver our marine programme in NRW. The marine programme brings together all our work to support the sustainable management of marine natural resources.  Work will include:

  • supporting design, delivery, review and monitoring of projects across the programme
  • supporting programme delivery groups

If this sounds like you – apply now!

Other information relevant to the job:

Travel to different NRW offices, or other locations in Wales will be needed.

Applying for this post

Please note, each role has specific competencies to assess the quality of applications both at sift and interview.  Please answer the competencies listed below when completing your application form.

  • Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Evaluation of Information
  • Impact
  • Communications and Relationships with Others

Before applying for this role please read the candidate guidance


Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to undertake a range of practical or technical tasks requiring some specialist knowledge.  Post holders will have gained experience in different environments, which could be within NRW or partnering organisations. The post holder will have the ability to continuously develop their underpinning theoretical and technical knowledge.
  • The post holder will provide advice to others in relation to their area of expertise. They will keep up to date with the external operating environment and how it may impact on NRW’s work.
  • The post holder will have specialist technical knowledge, good communication, literacy and IT skills as well as good organisational and planning skills.

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to interpret and understand a range of information including technical data, extracting key points and principles upon which they will provide the building blocks for the development of internal policy, strategy and plans.
  • Ability to produce documents with technical/specialist content which may require some original thought, creativity and understanding.


  • The post holder’s work will extend beyond the immediate team and will inform and influence the work of others.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • Relationships and communication will be across a range of people and functions and will be of both an internal and external nature.
  • The post holder will be able to communicate articulate matters relating to policy, strategy and plans, which may encompass leading programmes of work, providing technical support and guidance to the team.
  • The post holder will be able to produce written documentation in relation to policy and strategy which will require good written skills. They will have the ability to undertake research, distil information and to translate this into meaningful policy advice.


Role Description

Job Purpose:

To provide technical support to achieving the sustainable management of marine natural resources.  This includes supporting marine activities such as: outward funding programmes, project delivery and delivery of the Marine Programme.  The post holder will work with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate delivery.

Key Job Accountabilities:

The post holder will: 

  • Support the delivery of the marine programme, taking the lead for some aspects of the work, drawing on a range of information and data sources.
  • Support the preparation of material to inform NRW policy, advice, evidence and guidance documents, and statutory advice to WG and other bodies in Wales.
  • Support the development, delivery and monitoring of projects taking responsibility for some aspects of the marine programme.
  • Participate in the development, monitoring, review and reporting of the Marine Programme, taking the lead for some aspects and working co-productively with marine teams.
  • Support the provision of regular accurate information to managers on project and programme progress, to adapt and ensure delivery of work to time and cost.
  • Process queries relating to the marine programme projects 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, to influence and develop objectives, plans and projects that will deliver marine programme priorities, and be a point of contact for customer queries.
  • Contribute to task and finish groups, commissioned through the Business Boards, to prepare defined products as required.   

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to the marine environment; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in marine conservation, planning and management including marine protected areas; and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
  2. An understanding of the sustainable management of natural resources and Area Statements.
  3. Experience of technical analysis and interpretation of a range of environmental information and data.
  4. Working with/in marine stakeholder organisations, such as marine industry bodies or environmental NGOs.
  5. Strong and effective self-management, team-working, communication and organisational skills
  6. Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
  7. Working towards professional membership or aspiration to become a professional member of a relevant institution.
  8. Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required. 

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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