Senior Advisor, Development Planning (Permanent)

Natural Resources Wales

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
£33,424 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 200034

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 21st October 2019   7 days left


Location: Aberystwyth
Grade & Salary: 6 - £33,424
Post number: 200034
Type of contract: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time

Role Purpose

The post holder will provide the professional and technical expert role within the local Development Planning Team. They will usually case manage the most significant complex and high-profile casework in the team, oversee NRWs advice to Local Development Plans and coach and mentor colleagues. They will ensure NRW advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline. They will contribute their technical expertise and experience not only to the immediate team but also to colleagues across the wider DPAS service and other departments.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent knowledge and substantial experience of environmental assessment and development planning processes.
  • Excellent understanding and significant experience of the development sector.
  • Experience of community liaison and public engagement activities in relation to major projects.
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively with stakeholders at senior management levels.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills and an ability to represent both the technical and strategic aspects of Development Planning work to non-specialists, both within NRW and externally, in a concise and effective way.
  • Able to analyse complex information and situations, solve problems and make sound judgements.
  • Able to coach and mentor others effectively.
  • Able to manage projects and lead virtual task groups.
  • Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills

Closing date: 21 October 2019

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, tax-free childcare and salary sacrifice schemes.

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