Senior Officer, People & Places South West

£34,427 - £37,656 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Wales, UK
  • 22 Jan, 2020
Full time Strategy-Planning Flood Risk Management Environmental Management Water Management Environmental Health

Job Description


  • Location: Wales (Flexible in any NRW office)
  • Grade & Salary: 6 - £34,427 rising to £37,656 over three years
  • Post number: 200737, 200742
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Work pattern: Full time
  • Closing date: 5 February 2020

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

This is an exciting senior opportunity in the SW People and Places Team. The Team is based from a number of sites in South West Wales: LLandarcy, Haverfordwest, Llandovery and Cross Hands.

The purpose of the People and Places Team is to act an intelligence hub to inform the delivery of sustainable management of natural resources within the place. It’s role is to support the Head of Place in setting and joining up operational priorities and delivery agendas (internal and external). The Area Statement is a key mechanism to achieve this.

The post holder will be an integral part of the People & Places team leading on the production and delivery of the South West Area Statement. The SW Area Statement will be published on 1 April 2020. It will be the first iteration, reflecting the key themes that have been developed with internal and external stakeholders. The post holder will lead on building on the work to date through into the delivery phase: working with operational leads and facilitating collaborative action on the priority issues, promoting long-term preventative approaches and seeking to integrate delivery opportunities across themes and organisations.

Qualifications and Skills

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

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