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Natural Resources Wales

Rural Surveyor

£34,427 rising to £37,656 over four years

Role Location:

South Central, Flexible Within Area

South Central incorporates the unitarity authorities of Bridgend, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

South East, Hadnock Road, Monmouth

South East incorporates the unitarity authorities of Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent & Monmouthshire.

Closing Date: 22 July 2020

The Role

NRW is looking to recruit a Rural Surveyor (internally you will be known as Specialist Surveyor) to support its work ensuring that Wales’ natural resources are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used. This wide ranging role directly influences the management of the Welsh Government Woodland Estate (approximately 7% of Wales), enables the delivery of land management with partners and contributes to the management of main rivers and flood defences alongside many other areas of work (including statutory) managing Wales’ natural resources. No two days are the same!

Working with a Senior Specialist Surveyor and a Technical Support Surveyor in a land management team, you will deliver a land agency service throughout the area and occasionally across Wales.

Who are we looking for?

NRW seeks applications from qualified rural surveyor looking to further their career or graduates working towards RICS qualification, ideally on the rural or land & resources pathway.

NRW will also favour applications from those with relevant knowledge and experience and a willingness to follow the rural or land & resources pathway.

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Why Work for NRW

Benefits of working for NRW:

  • A competitive salary
  • A normal full-time working week of 37 hours with some opportunities for part-time, compressed hours, job-share, term-time working, annualised working.
  • 28 days annual leave a year increasing to 33 days after 5 years continuous service, including carry-over of up to 10 days annual leave a year, bring-forward of up to 5 days a year and the opportunity to purchase annual leave.
  • Flexible working arrangements (flexi-time) between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday, including time off in lieu.
  • Special leave provisions (paid and unpaid) including study leave, volunteering, jury service, career breaks.
  • Additional maternity leave, paternity, adoption leave and shared parental leave.
  • Benefits to support active and sustainable travel including Cycle to Work purchase scheme, annual season ticket loans, bike-friendly policies and facilities, corporate bike hire memberships, access to pool cars, pool bikes and electric vehicles.
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing advice and support in relation to work-life balance, relationships, health and wellbeing, debt, disability and illness, bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety and depression, family issues, bullying and harassment etc.
  • Free parking at some NRW offices and recreation sites
  • Civil Service pension scheme
  • Eye test and eye care vouchers
  • Occupational Health services, including access to counselling
  • Discounted gym membership (participating providers only)
  • Other employee benefits package such as retail vouchers


Interested, and why wouldn’t you be? For more information and to apply for the role go to the Natural Resources Wales website.

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