Closing date: 2 April 2023 | Salary: £32,876 - £36,229 (Grade 5) | Location: Flexible

Contract type: Permanent

Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week. Annualised Hours, Compressed Hours or Term Time Working considered - discussions at interview stage welcome.

Post number: 203493

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

We are looking for a project manager who will support the coordination of evidence, for all to access, which will inform important decision making around NRWs significant evidence challenges, such as the nature crisis and climate emergency.

You will work closely with NRW’s policy and operational colleagues, which requires a professional approach and ability to adjust to different audiences. You will also be project managing our annual evidence conference, which is a fantastic opportunity that provides exposure to our chief executive, executive team members and a variety of evidence specialists.

This is a diverse role that will provide a great variety of experience working on multiple activities and with a variety of people internal and external to NRW. We will provide a moderate level of autonomy to allow someone to grow and see their own ideas get delivered.

This would suit a highly organised individual with an interest in the environment who is currently informally or formally project/programme managing multiple activities in a fast-paced environment. This role will require good prioritisation, presentation and communication skills.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to utilise and develop their data and evidence analysis skills and apply them to support evidence communication and communicate NRWs evidence activities and programme needs.


Your responsibilities will include to:

  • Coordinate the evidence programme development, evidence registration, evidence prioritisation and evidence communication and engagement with the embedded evidence programme managers.
  • Provide support to Evidence Portfolio Programmes and Processes Team Leader to manage the central evidence project deliverables.
  • Support the development and provision of evidence processes coordinated with evidence programme managers.
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining a registration tool for external partnerships in conjunction with evidence registration workstream.
  • Monitor integrated evidence and evidence programmes mail boxes and respond to and direct all evidence programme related queries to include letters of support, enquiries and peer review.
  • Develop the evidence programmes intranet and internet pages to raise awareness of NRW evidence activities.

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

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

  1. Knowledge of and expertise in providing and working with evidence and the mechanisms and processes involved in research.
  2. Experience of portfolio, programme and/or project management and administrative skills to manage actions of meetings and events.
  3. Experience of and expertise in maintaining records and developing new processes.
  4. A degree in a relevant subject.

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

  • Proven expertise in a defined area or function, and able to provide advice and guidance to others.
  • Will have a sound understanding and appreciation of the work of the wider function.
  • Able to demonstrate good literacy, numeracy and communication skills, including well developed customer facing skills.

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to interpret and understand a range of information including technical data, extracting key points and principles to provide the building blocks for the development of internal policies, strategy and plans.
  • Documents produced will contain technical/ specialist information, requiring some original thought, creativity and understanding of the issues.
  • Able to process and analyse non-routine information with an element of complexity and of a technical nature.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of legislation and able to interpret and apply it, in relation to their role.


  • Has an appreciation that the work undertaken is generally within a discrete area and its impact primarily affects the direct environment, but it may also extend across other subjects and work areas and has the potential, if carried out incorrectly, to impact third parties and a wider area.
  • The impact of decisions or work activities will typically be relatively short to medium term.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • Ability to interact and communicate with people across a range of functions within NRW and externally, requiring the post holder to communicate around their area of expertise, adapting their approach and style appropriately.
  • Demonstrates well established inter-personal and communication skills with an ability to develop, influence and sustain good working relationships. 

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 as you choose

See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.

How to apply

Please send a completed application form to: 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: 2 April 2023

Interviews will take place Week commencing 17 April 2023 through Microsoft Teams or in-person if possible.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Nina Menichino at

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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