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How to apply

This page explains the process that you need to follow if you wish to apply for a post within Natural Resources Wales

How posts are advertised

External vacancies are advertised on the Jobs page.

The advert (sometimes referred to as a Contribution Statement) sets out the job location, purpose, specific responsibilities and requirements, and also includes application details including the closing date. 

What to do if you are interested in a vacancy

If you are interested in a vacancy and believe you meet the criteria and are suitable for the post, you should:

Step 1: Read the Candidate Guidance

Step 2: Complete an Application Form for the post, in which you need to demonstrate how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job as described in the advert.

Please make sure you:

  • quote the post reference you are applying for
  • include all relevant evidence
  • submit it electronically to the recruiting manager by the requested date
  • make yourself available for interview on the date advertised

Help and support

The job advert will provide you with the e-mail details of the recruiting manager and the closing date for submitting your application.  

If you need any assistance or would like to talk to someone about submitting an application, then please contact the recruiting manager of the post or email the Recruitment Team at or call them on 0300 065 4040.

Related document downloads

Vacancy Filling Policy WORD [182.6 KB]
NRW Application Form WORD [472.0 KB]
Candidate Guidance PDF [117.5 KB]
Criminal Records Policy WORD [177.8 KB]
Guaranteed Interview Policy WORD [175.3 KB]

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