Integrated Workforce Team Member x 2

Closing date: 11 October 2022 | Salary: £20,255 - £23,008 (Grade 2) | Location: Crosshands

Contract type:

  • 200917: Fixed Term Appointment until 31 March 2023, with the possibility of the appointment being made permanent in the future
  • 200919: Permanent

Work pattern: 9-Day fortnight

Post number: 200917, 200919

You will be contracted to the NRW location stated in this advert, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance. The geographical area for the day to day work is Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Integrated Workforce team in South Central Wales.

You will join a team that are passionate about what they do. You’ll help to deliver maintenance and capital works on NRW assets. These assets include flood risk assets like flood embankments, and you’ll be helping to keep the rivers in South Central Wales free of obstructions that can increase the risk of flooding. You’ll also work on other assets managed by NRW. The ability to operate equipment such as hand-held tools, which may include chainsaws, is an important element of the role. 

As part of the team, you’ll take part in an incident response standby rota and provide out of hours cover.  

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities include:

  • You will provide a manual labour service for the maintenance of NRW assets which include flood risk assets and NRW managed land.
  • You will have the ability to operate equipment such as hand-held tools which may include chainsaws.
  • You will have the ability to operate as a banksman and slinger/signaller.
  • You will have the ability to understand technical and utility plans and operate in compliance with the Construction Design and Management Regulations.
  • You will be a user of small plant and machinery i.e., Aebi/Reform, pedestrian mowers, woodchippers etc.
  • Required to take part in incident response activities

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following: 

  1. Relevant Operators licences for tools, machinery and plant or work towards achieving. 
  2. IOSH Working Safely.
  3. ICT competence (Basic level) 
  4. Emergency First Aid +F.
  5. Previous forestry, construction, agricultural, environmental or plant operators experience is desirable. 
  6. This is a physically demanding role so reasonable levels of fitness are required.    
  7. Confident working in and near water. 
  8. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required for the role.  GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and Maths are essential.  
  9. Full UK driving licence ideally to include cat B + E. (trailer tow)

Welsh language requirements

Essential Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases

Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Competencies

Please note - Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to attain NVQ Level 2 within 1 – 2 years of appointment. 
  • Previous relevant practical experience is desirable, but not essential; gained through an apprenticeship or similar work in another environment.
  • Reasonable literacy, numerical and communication skills.

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to record work activities accurately.
  • Ability to follow H&S instructions and understand risk, is essential.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • Able to communicate with colleagues and with the general public and third parties, providing information, asking questions or answering basic queries, politely and courteously.
  • Ability to complete basic written documents and records that may need to be reviewed and signed off by others.

Responsibility for Resources

  • Post holders will be responsible for the tools and equipment used out in the field to carry out their role. This may include vehicles and/ or large machinery, which may be of high value.
  • The post holder would be expected to take personal responsibility for their safe and legal use and keeping.

Benefits of working for us

This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Agile and flexible working (role dependent) 
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  • Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  • Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  • Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose

See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.

How to apply

Please send a completed application form to Applications@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form

Application closing date: 11 October 2022

Interviews will be confirmed after shortlisting take place.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Gareth Jones at gareth.jones@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk or 07468742614

Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.

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