Technical Support, Marine Projects

Closing date: 11 December 2022 | Salary: £28,403-£32,088 (Grade 4) | Location: Flexible

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment until 31 March 2025

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, Monday to Friday

Post number: 203375

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.

Job Description

This role will provide technical support to a marine projects team, supporting data retrieval, formatting and manipulation to be used for further analyses and evaluation. The post holder will work closely with other marine teams (e.g. marine monitoring, casework, evidence) as well use different systems (e.g. Marine Recorder) and software to find relevant data and render it useable for other purposes, as required by the project officers.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work as part of a marine projects team to help deliver NRW’s marine Nature Network programme, focussing on using marine data to inform protected area feature condition assessments.
  • Work with marine project officers to support their requirements for data retrieval and manipulation
  • Work across teams to understand where data is kept and record and file data as required for the needs of the projects.
  • Undertake collation, input and analysis of monitoring data.
  • Support responses to data requests.
  • Assist in field work when required.
  • Contribute to a positive health, safety and well-being culture.

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following: 

  1. Previous experience working with environmental data (preferably marine)
  2. Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.
  3. Ability to work well as part of a team.
  4. A current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles (cars and vans).
  5. IT competencies; MS Office and database experience

Welsh language requirements:

Essential: Level 1 – he ability to pronounce Welsh place names and personal names, and the ability to understand and use basic phrases of Welsh is an essential requirement.

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.

Competencies

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

  • Demonstrable previous practical experience gained in a technical discipline or scientific environment, at a level that enables them to implement programmes of work of a modest size and complexity and provide guidance and supervision to others.
  • Able to evidence subject matter expertise in a discrete area of their work.
  • Ability to process and analyse routine information and produce accurate reports and information based on sound analytical processes.
  • Has good literacy, numerical and communication skills together with IT and systems knowledge.

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to understand and interpret procedure manuals, statutory codes and legislation used whilst carrying out the role.
  • May lead and implement a programme of work requiring the gathering of data and information from different sources and systems, to produce standard documents.
  • Able to undertake routine analysis of samples and simple data following formal procedures, resulting in the production of analytical reports and documentation that will be used by others.

Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements

  • Ability to apply some technical judgment to deal with issues; or know when direct them to others.
  • Able to consider options from a small range of solutions to make decisions, possibly having to tailor some work methods to achieve the required results without making fundamental changes to procedures or processes.
  • Whilst the work will predominantly involve a variety of similar, well defined tasks; it will require the initiative to resolve issues and apply different techniques or methods.
  • The post holder will manage discrete programmes of work and need to solve problems and make decisions which have a degree of complexity, around how best to achieve results.
  • The work of the post holder may be part of a larger project, so that the degree of autonomy will be limited.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • The role will require a high degree of interaction with people with the ability to foster good working relationships, with internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills with the ability to adapt style and content depending on the person and nature of the relationship.
  • Able to advise and brief others, requiring the ability to clearly explain and share information with a variety of people, adapting their style and approach as necessary.
  • Communication includes dealing with difficult or challenging customers, often in sensitive or complex situations; requiring the need for tact, patience and the ability to remain calm.

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

Please send a completed Application form to Applications@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk using the post number as the email reference

Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form

Application closing date 11 December 2022

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Lily Pauls at lily.pauls@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

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.

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