- 203318- Fixed Term appointments for 24 months
- 203335 - This post will be offered as a permanent contract. The role itself is time limited until 31 March 2025 at which point your role could be extended, made permanent, or you could be redeployed to our pool of special project managers / advisers or redeployed to another suitable role
Work pattern: 37 hours a week
Post number: 203318 & 203335
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.
Water quality is of significant stakeholder interest at present. These 2 posts provide a critical support role in the development of water company environment improvement programmes and for the delivery of physical improvements to the water environment from a multimillion capital investment programme. A background in water management is preferable and good evidence analysis skills important. The post requires working across a variety of staff across NRW requiring good communication.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Support the development and introduction of new or revised Water policy, drawing on a range of information and data sources; working with EPP staff to draw in relevant information and evidence.
- Support the provision of regular accurate information to managers on progress, to adapt and ensure delivery of work to time and cost.
- Process queries relating to Water 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 engagement with sectors and partners Ofwat, EA, SEPA, Water UK and water companies.
- Contribute 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.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following:
- Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Water; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers; strategic plans and initiatives in Water (WG Water Strategy, wider UK strategies); and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
- Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of a range of complex water quality and environmental information and data; analysing large data sets using excel and relevant models.
- Working with/in water companies, local authorities, eNGOs, Governments (UK), farming unions.
- Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
- Working towards professional membership or aspiration to become a professional member of a relevant institution.
- 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.
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
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- 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
Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form
Application closing date 25th September 2022
Interviews will take place on 11th October 2022 through Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Geraint Weber at Geraint.Weber@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk or 07909 831421
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. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.