Development Planning Advisor

Natural Resources Wales

Bangor, Wales
£28,215 - £32,090 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 100937

Closing date: Monday, 25th June 2018   3 days left


The post holder will be part of the Development Planning Advice Service team, 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.

You will be part of a high performing service which delivers for customers and the environment. A service with a strong team ethic in which individual’s specialism’s are recognised and valued.

Job Specific Criteria: Essential

1) Education to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline or relevant vocational training in a related discipline. A working knowledge of Development Planning Processes

2) Strong and effective self-management, organisational and project management skills.

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) Strong knowledge of environmental legislation, especially for planning and environmental protection. The ability to assess development proposals for possible impacts on the environment.

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

6) Able to work well as part of of 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 required for this post is level 3: the ability to communicate with confidence in Welsh in some work situations.


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