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Natural Resources Wales

Senior People & Places Officer

  • Location: Flexible in South East Wales
  • Grade & Salary: £37,308 - £40,806 (Grade 6)
  • Post number: 201095
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours. Part Time, Annualised Hours, Compressed Hours or Term Time Working considered - discussions at interview stage welcome

Closing date: 5 February 2023

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.

Role Purpose

The South East (SE) People & Places Team works with networks and regional partnerships to deliver the SE Area Statement (AS), improving place-based delivery through collaboration, strategy and planning, embedding SoNaRR priorities and championing best practice in engagement, involvement, inclusion and partnership, including delivery of a Gwent Well-being Plan.

This post offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead on elements of the interconnected AS themes, with a particular focus on the Climate Ready Gwent theme, our response to the Climate Emergency.

The role will include identifying landscape and regional scale opportunities and collective interventions for climate adaptation and mitigation which enhance local ecosystem and community resilience. The 'Climate Ready Gwent' theme focuses on taking every opportunity to address the root cause of issues and to do so collaboratively as partners, shifting the focus from risk to opportunity and putting communities at the centre.

This post also involves working collaboratively on some of the team’s integrated, cross-cutting workstreams, for example: strategic partnership-working; funding; green infrastructure; active travel; ecosystem resilience; sustainable local food production; development planning; environmental deprivation; data, evidence, monitoring and evaluation; water quality; water resources; access and recreation (including on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate); delivered through the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources.

If you are self-motivated, excited by new challenges, a team-player and have the skills, knowledge and experience to bring innovation and enthusiasm to delivery of the Climate Ready Gwent theme, then you could be the person we’re looking for. This role offers the opportunity to make a real difference to the communities and biodiversity of SE Wales and to shape a more sustainable future for ourselves, our organisation and partners, our communities and future generations.

Natural Resources Wales website / South East Wales Area Statement

SE Area Statement DMS link.

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Excellent skills in engagement, influencing, developing innovative approaches to complex problems.
  2. Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners.
  3. Significant knowledge of the requirements of environmental legislation relating to the place remit.
  4. You will have specialist knowledge of one or more technical areas of the team’s remit:
    1. Area Statement development.
    2. Public Service Boards & Wellbeing planning.
    3. Outward funding & Partnership working.
    4. Recreation & Access.
    5. Fisheries strategic planning.
    6. Conservation of Protected sites & landscapes, National Nature Reserves planning.
    7. Air quality impact assessment.
    8. Water resource management.
    9. WFD & catchment planning.
    10. Flood risk management.
  5. Ability to assess multiple, complex, sources of information and engage others in making good decisions.
  6. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with a customer focus.
  7. Experience of negotiating with senior managers.
  8. Experience of influencing at senior level of organisations.
  9. Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners.
  10. Excellent organisational skills.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 05/02/2023  Location: Flexible in South East Wales

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