Specialist Advisor, Sustainable Water (Water & Brexit)

Natural Resources Wales

Flexible within Wales
£34,427 rising to £37,656 over four years

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 202675

Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 1st November 2020  


Location: Flexible
Grade & Salary: Grade 6, £34,427 rising to £37,656 over four years
Post number: 202675
Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment for 2 years
Work pattern: Full time (37 hours)

Role Purpose

If you have a proven track record within water policy, are an organised, conscientious and hardworking individual who has a very good technical understanding on a wide range of water policy matters, enjoy dealing with complex issues and sharing your knowledge with others and are an excellent team player, then we’ve got the job for you!

As a Specialist Advisor: Sustainable Water (Water & Brexit) you would join a team responsible for providing specialist lead/support on integrated water planning. The focus for this role is on the water aspects of the EU Exit, working closely with and supporting the Lead Specialist Advisor: Water Quality and Brexit. You will contribute to NRW’s EU Response Programme, supporting our understanding and management of risks, impacts and opportunities for NRW from the EU Exit in the short, medium and long-term. 

The role will also support on the wider work of the team including River Basin Management Planning, giving water policy advice and/or water company planning. The post holder will work with colleagues from other teams in the Evidence Policy and Permitting and Operations Directorates, Welsh Government and sector representatives. The location is flexible within Wales. If this sounds like you apply now!

Qualifications and Skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline or have a proven track record in water policy area
  • An in-depth understanding of the relevant legislation and how it relates to water policy
  • Experience of assessing and interpreting complex water quality data
  • Project management experience
  • Strong customer focussed approach to giving policy advice
  • Experience of software packages such as excel and PowerPoint

Closing date: 1st November 2020

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.

For full details and to apply, please visit our website.


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