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Logo: Natural Resources WalesSpecies Advisor

Location: St Mellons or Cardiff

Grade & Salary: 5 - 29,243.00

Post Number: 202226

Contract Type: Fixed term for 100 weeks

Work Pattern: 37 Hours per week Monday to Friday

Welsh language requirement: Level 1 - able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases

Application Closing Date: 12th August 2019

 

Job Purpose

The post holder will provide technical expertise and guidance to internal and external customers in relation to the following species of animals protected by law: Bats (all species), Otters, Great Crested Newt, Natterjack Toad, Dormice, Sand Lizard, Red Squirrel, Pine Marten and Water Vole.

 

You will;

  • Provide technical advice to Local Development Plans and other sub-regional strategies and plans) ensuring advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline.
  • Provide advice to development projects including nationally significant infrastructure proposals.) ensuring advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline
  • Provide technical advice on licence applications, amendments and related consultations to the Species Permitting Service to support licence determination and associated work ensuring advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline.
  • Contribute to the preparation of information in relation to challenges against NRW development planning advice or licensing determinations, including attendance at Appeals and Inquiries.
  • Deliver the Domestic Advice Service
  • Provide advice to support the management of designated sites where Protected Species are present.
  • Contribute advice to multifunctional place planning such as Area Statements. and biodiversity resilience plans and programmes

 

Qualifications and Skills

You will have;

  • Knowledge of the ecology and conservation of, and approaches to mitigation suitable for the range of species, protected by wildlife legislation
  • A working knowledge of wildlife legislation and its application.
  • A working knowledge of the development planning process.
  • Good written and spoken communication and presentational skills, with the ability to write clearly for a wide range of target audiences.
  • Able to negotiate and work with a wide range of people, including landowners, partner organisations and the public.
  • Able to work effectively in team / collaborative situations.
  • Able to currently and legally drive a car in the UK.
  • Able to secure and maintain a licence to disturb protected species

 

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