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Natural Resources Wales

Conservation Officer

Location: Crosshands, Carmarthenshire
Grade & Salary:
£32,876 - £36,229 (Grade 5)
Post number: 200760
Type of contract: Fixed term appointment until 30 September 2023
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours. Part Time, Annualised Hours, Compressed Hours or Term Time Working considered - discussions at interview stage welcome.

Closing date: 26 March 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

Environment Team activities lie at the heart of delivering the Sustainable Management of our Natural Resources (SMNR) in Wales and tackling the Climate and Nature Emergencies.

As an officer within an Environment Team, you will have a focus on protected sites helping the team manage the suite of protected sites within the Carmarthenshire areas with aim of getting them into favourable condition. The work will include direct regulation through assenting and consenting of activities, and securing effective pro-active management through advice, guidance and developing management agreements and partnerships.

You will be field and office based, you will need to write reports, collect evidence and engage with a variety of stakeholders in the private and public sectors. The ability to communicate well both in writing and verbally is therefore essential for this role.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional officer who can work at a fast pace, often to tight deadlines and who is able to effectively prioritise their workload to deliver more for the environment. If this sounds like you – apply now!

Qualifications and Skills

  1. A good working knowledge of environment management, agriculture, fisheries, conservation or biodiversity, with focused experience in one of these distinct areas of the team remit.
  2. An understanding of how these multi-functional teams can contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources.
  3. Ensure continuing professional and personal development, expertise and competence through formal and informal learning and certification.
  4. Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.
  5. The ability to influence, negotiate and gain cooperation of others. Experience of dealing successfully with difficult people/situations is important.
  6. The ability to use specialised IT systems, such as GIS or NRW customised applications.
  7. Able to work well as part of a team.
  8. Hold a current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles. (cars and vans)

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 26/03/2023  Location: Crosshands, Carmarthenshire

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