Environment Officer

Natural Resources Wales

Buckley, Flintshire
£29,243 rising to £32,411 over four years

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 200398

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 17th November 2019   5 days left


Location: Buckley
Grade & Salary: £29,243.00 rising to £32,411.00 over four years
Post number: 200398
Type of contract: Fixed Term Contract until 20th November 2020
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours

Role Purpose

The post holder will play a defined role to achieve sustainable management of natural resources SMNR through the delivery of the multi-functional team remit at place. Post holders will contribute specific technical expertise to the team in at least one of the following areas of work;

Protected Sites Management. Direct regulation through assenting and consenting of activities, and securing effective pro-active management through advice, guidance and developing management agreements and partnerships.

Delivering either NRWs Biodiversity remit, strategy and priorities through provision of internal advice to other teams, functions or Directorates, as well as direct or partnership delivery of projects and mitigation schemes that protect or improve the environment.

Establish, maintain and advise partners to support the development of partnership projects and plans through from concepts to implementation. These projects will deliver outcomes aligned with place priorities.

Draft valid consents and assents for operations affecting protected sites. For all work areas produce required advice, investigations, documentation and reports to agreed quality standards to support operational and management decisions, protected site notification, public enquiries, court cases etc so that information, evidence and NRW interests are accurately and effectively presented.

Within your area of expertise, provide professional local advice and responses to consultations from planning and permitting teams. Maintain working relationships with these teams through regular liaison.

Monitor progress of work, which may include interpretation of data, contractor management, project delivery or compliance with management agreements or statutory legal notices. Identify and support any remedial actions to ensure outcome delivery.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A good working knowledge of environment management, agriculture, fisheries, conservation or biodiversity, with focused experience in one of these distinct areas of the team remit.
  • An understanding of how these multi-functional teams can contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources,
  • Ensure continuing professional and personal development, expertise and competence through formal and informal learning and certification.
  • Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.
  • The ability to influence, negotiate and gain cooperation of others. Experience of dealing successfully with difficult people / situations is important.
  • The ability to use specialised IT systems, such as GIS or NRW customised applications.
  • Able to work well as part of a team.
  • Hold a current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles (cars and vans)

Closing date: 17 November 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, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

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