Water Framework Directive Advisor - Chemicals

Natural Resources Wales

£32,411 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 22nd July 2018   2 days left

Water Framework Directive Advisor: Chemicals

  • Location: Flexible
  • Post Numbers:  103063
  • Contract type: This is a fixed-term appointment until 31st of March 2019.
  • Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week.
  • Grade / Salary:  £32,411
  • Application closing date: 22 July 2018
  • Interviews to take place on: w/c 6th, 13th or 20th of August 2018

Job Purpose: The post will be responsible for supporting the work of Natural Resources Wales in developing our approach for monitoring and reporting on chemicals as required under the Water Framework Directive, and its daughter directive, the Environmental Quality Standards Directive. In particular the role will help develop the approach for the assessment of chemicals in biota, reporting of a subset of priority hazardous substances and interim reporting to the EU at the end of 2018. This will require the ability to work with a large range of NRW colleagues and with Welsh Government as necessary.

Job Specific Criteria:

1) Education / professional experience. Educated to degree level or equivalent, or able to demonstrate comparable technical knowledge, in a relevant subject. Significant professional experience relevant to chemicals in the water environment. Working knowledge and good understanding of the legal framework and EU, UK and Welsh legislation applicable to their sector(s) or area of responsibility. Essential.

2) Self-motivated, proven problem solver with strong communication skills. Proven ability to work independently demonstrating personal initiative, good organisational and analytical skills to deliver high quality work to tight timescales and ability to communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences effectively. Essential.

3) Knowledge of the assessment and management of chemicals in the environment. Proven knowledge, and preferably experience, of assessing the impact of chemicals in the environment and the development of approaches to manage those impacts. Essential.

4) Clear natural resources knowledge base. A sound working knowledge of legislation, regulation, policy, evidence and research relevant to water. Desirable.

5) Knowledge and experience of spatial tools. A sound working knowledge of My Map and/or Arc GIS. Desirable.

6) Professional membership of a recognised professional body (e.g. Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, Chartered Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Managers etc.) (or working towards Professional Membership). Desirable.

Additional Information:

  • The post-holder would be expected to travel to locations around Wales and may require over-night stays. A full driving licence would therefore be essential.

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