Lead Specialist Advisor: Hydromorphology

£37,973 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Wales, UK
  • 10 Mar, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description


  • Location: Flexible
  • Grade & Salary: 7 – £37,973 rising to £42,584 over three years
  • Post number: 202486
  • Type of contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2021
  • Work pattern: Full time

Closing date: 29 March 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

Qualifications and Skills

With the diverse nature of NRW’s remit this is an exciting opportunity to work in the Sustainable Water group within the Evidence, Policy and Permitting (EPP) Directorate.  The location is flexible within Wales working as part of the Integrated Water Planning Team.

The role will provide the expert lead on Hydro-morphology across Wales’ waterbodies but with a primary with a focus on freshwaters, and manage the preparation of NRW policy, programmes and guidance developed in this area.  This will involve translating Welsh & UK Government policy into practical approaches for delivery.  The role will also support and lead on some aspects of the wider work of the team including River Basin Management Planning, advising on river restoration projects and priorities and water related areas of work on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources.  The post holder will work with colleagues from other teams in EPP and Operations, officials from WG and sector representatives.

This is an opportunity to work in a diverse, professional and stimulating environment with the ability to opt into NRW Sports and Social events and with National Parks, scenery and culture on the doorstep.  The role comes with a generous package including 28 days annual leave (rising to 33 days over 5 years), flexi-time scheme which allows you to work flexibly between 7am and 7pm, flexible working arrangements, a generous career-average pension scheme, eye care, tax free childcare schemes, corporate benefit schemes such as cycle-to-work and discounts at many retailers, plus occupational health, counselling and advisory services.  Staff also have the ability to purchase additional annual leave up to 10 days (pro-rata). 

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  • Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to water and environmental management and regulation of hydromorphology; Welsh & UK Governments & EU policy drivers for hydro-morphology with a primary focus on freshwaters; and the issues and opportunities in Wales;
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of the range of partners and stakeholders involved in delivering hydro-morphology outcomes  in Wales, with a primary focus on freshwaters;
  • Experience of: In-depth understanding of hydromorphology and the complex range of drivers and barriers to delivery;
  • Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
  • You will be a member of a relevant professional institution such as CIWEM and/ or working towards membership.
  • Representing the organisation in high profile and contentious issues in the public arena;
  • Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required;

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