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Logo: Natural Resources WalesSpecialist Advisor, Fisheries Invasive Non-Native Species Management

Location: Flexible in any NRW office

Grade & Salary: 6 - 33,424

Post Number: 202219

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 March 2020 secondments will be considered.

Work Pattern: Full time


Application Closing Date: 14 August 2019


Job Purpose


The post will develop appropriate site management plans and interventions to address invasive non-native fish (topmouth gudgeon) issues in Wales. 


It will assess current monitoring data for infected sites and improve top mouth gudgeon monitoring mechanisms to provide more informed distribution and risk management data to support appropriate management interventions in Wales. 


It will assess control and eradication options for infected sites and develop a control and eradication management plan for Wales.


It will review current biosecurity provision, identify and implement improvements to manage the risk posed at affected sites and to prevent the spread of topmouth gudgeon to other fisheries locations.


Qualifications and Skills


  • Excellent skills in engagement, influencing, developing innovative approaches to complex problems  
  • Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners
  • Significant knowledge of the requirements of environmental legislation relating to the place remit 
  • You will have specialist knowledge of fisheries management. Ability to assess multiple, complex, sources of information and engage others in making good decisions.    
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with a customer focus    
  • Experience of negotiating with senior managers 
  • Experience of influencing at senior level of organisations. 
  • Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners 
  • Excellent organisational skills 


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