International Protected Sites Advisor

Natural Resources Wales

Flexible in Wales
£31,490 - £34,902 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 18th May 2022   1 day left


International Protected Sites Advisor

  • Salary: £31,490 - £34,902
  • Location: Flexible within Wales
  • Post Number: 201391
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment until 30 June 2023
  • Work Pattern: 37 hours a week, flexible working available

Closing Date: 18 May 2022

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

Role Purpose: Are you interested in biodiversity policy and in particular, protected areas? This role specialises in all aspects of international conventions and legislation relating to protected areas such as the Ramsar Convention, Bern Convention and Convention on Biological Diversity, together with Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs) which have been retained following the UK's exit from the EU. You will be managing information and advising on the networks of these sites within Wales, collaborating with a range of organisations such as Natural England (for cross border sites), Welsh Government, and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). As a member of the Biodiversity Policy and Strategy team you will engage with NRW colleagues across Wales in both operational and policy teams to deliver, for example, new or amended designations, contributing to national reports or coordinating the publication of management plans.

Qualifications & Experience:

  1. Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to internationally designated sites; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in biodiversity; and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
  2. Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of a range of environmental information and data.
  3. Working with/in statutory nature conservation bodies, local authorities, eNGOs, and public bodies.
  4. Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
  5. Working towards professional membership or aspiration to become a professional member of a relevant institution.
  6. Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required.


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