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Logo: Natural Resources WalesSpecialist Advisor, Biodiversity & Brexit
Post number 2108
Contract type FTA until 31 March 2022

Grade 6 33,424

37 hrs per week

Location: Flexible (Cardiff/Aberystwyth/Bangor)

Your role will be primarily office based but may entail travel between different NRW locations, as well as working at partner organisations and other premises


Job Purpose:


To lead on the provision of biodiversity technical and specialist advice and knowledge to shape and inform Government and NRW decisions, programmes, plans, guidance and strategies developed in relation to Brexit and future policy and delivery mechanisms. You will work with colleagues from other teams in EPP and Operations, officials from Welsh Government and sector representatives.


Key Job Accountabilities:


The post holder will:


  • Prepare technical assessments, drawing on a range of complex information and data;
  • Manage the preparation of material to inform the development of NRW, WG and other Partners policy, statutory advice and guidance documents; Manage the development of procedures, tools and guidance and lead the delivery of new ways of working;
  • Liaise with external stakeholders such as Welsh Government, sector representatives and partners to ensure the timely and effective delivery of project, policy or strategy obligations;
  • Advise on evidence gaps and project manage agreed evidence projects, in line with the agreed evidence programme;
  • Support engagement with sectors, partners, WG, JNCC and other Environment bodies in the UK; and be the lead point of contact for customer queries;
  • Maintain knowledge of the assigned sector identifying the implications of legislative, technology and market changes for Natural Resources Wales and the sector;
  • Contribute to task and finish groups, commissioned through the Business Boards, to prepare defined products as required;
  • Collaborate with the Team Leader to develop and deliver an agreed Personal Development Plan


Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:


  • Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to biodiversity, protected sites; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in biodiversity and protected sites; and the issues and opportunities in Wales;
  • Experience of: technical analysis and interpreting a range of environmental information and data; analysing large data sets;
  • Working with/in statutory nature conservation bodies, water companies, local authorities, eNGOs, and public bodies
  • Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications;
  • Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required


Closing date: 7th May 2019


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