People and Places Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours
Post number: 202551
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to a NRW office within the place base, 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.
Are you informed and passionate about the environment in Wales? Do you enjoy supporting and working collaboratively with a wide range of people? If so, then we’ve got the job for you!
Through the Environment (Wales) Act, Natural Resources Wales has a new duty to pursue the sustainable management of natural resources (SMNR). Under the Act, NRW is also required to provide Area Statements that set out the natural resources in an area, the benefits they provide, and the priorities, risks and opportunities that need to be addressed.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised team player to be part of a place-based team helping to work with North East Operations and external stakeholders and communities, to deliver the North East Wales first Area Statement.
Your responsibilities include:
- Provide support to Area Statement lead(s) to help deliver the Area Statement and Public Service Board (PSB) Wellbeing plans.
- Support our work with stakeholders and partners to influence and develop priorities, objectives, plans and projects within the place that will deliver the Area Statement and PSB objectives
- Support the work undertaken by the team: conservation and designated sites, fisheries, water, forestry, recreation & access, providing technical expertise.
- Support the development and monitoring of outward funded projects taking responsibility for some aspects of the programme.
- Participate in the development, monitoring, review and reporting of the integrated Place Plan, working co-productively with teams in the places
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- A working knowledge of environment management, agriculture, fisheries, conservation, forestry, water or biodiversity.
- An understanding of the sustainable management of natural resources, Area Statements and Public Service Boards.
- Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers and partners, explaining issues and gaining support by influencing.
- You will have experience or understanding of using GIS and Excel. Ability to work well as part of a team.
- Current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles (cars and vans).
Welsh language requirements
Essential: Level 1 - Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Desirable: Level 4 - Fluent in spoken Welsh
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.
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
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy
Communication and Relationships with Others
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
- Competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
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Application closing date 11 October 2022
Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Mark Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.