Senior Development Planning Adviser x3

Natural Resources Wales

Bangor, North Wales
£33,093 - £36,197 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: Thursday, 1st March 2018  

Post: Senior Development Planning Adviser (x3)
Contract: Various contracts available
Hours of work: 37 hours
Team: Development Planning Advice Service
Location: Bangor

Job Purpose:

The post holder will be part of the Development Planning Advice Service team in North Wales, to deliver timely co-ordinated advice which supports the ecosystem approach to the use of Wales’ natural resources, specifically to:

  • Provide a one stop facility for planning customers and internal statutory advice for other internal licences and permissions
  • Deliver an efficient and effective Development Planning Advice Service for customers
  • Influence Forward Planning.
  • Provide pre-planning advice to developers and for internal projects.
  • Lead on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
  • Provide co-ordinated responses to development control consultations.
  • Lead on appeals and enquiries.
  • Provide protected species advice for planning and licensing.
  • Support NRW strategy implementation through the function of the team.
  • Influence local development planning and engagement with the development community.
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop, strategy, policy and processes.

Job Specific Criteria: Essential

1) Education to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline or relevant vocational training in a related discipline.

2) Strong and effective self-management, organisational and project management skills, delivering results to timescales

3) Excellent inter-personal and communication skills at all levels, including the ability to write clear, concise documents and give presentations. Experience of engaging and negotiating with senior level external customers

4) The ability to assess development proposals for possible impacts on the environment.

5) Strong knowledge of environmental legislation, especially for planning and environmental protection. A detailed working knowledge of Development Planning Processes

6) Strong ability to coach and mentor staff. Working within a team.

Welsh Language Requirements:

Due consideration has been given to the Welsh language requirements for the post and the existing skills within the department. Given this consideration the Welsh language skills rerquired for this post is level 4

Additional Information:

A full driving licence is required.

IT skills including use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, GIS, mapping and e-mail applications in Windows Environment.

Closing date: 1 March 2018

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If you have any queries please contact: Bryn Jones 03000 655243

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