Integrated Workforce Team Member

Closing date: 7 December 2022 | Salary: £25,326-£28,077 (Grade 3) | Location: Rhuddlan Depot

Contract type: Permanent

Work pattern: 37 hours

Post number: 202659

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.

Job description

The post holder will provide a maintenance service and deliver a capital work programme for NRW assets which will include Flood risk assets and NRW managed Land. 

The post holder will provide an appropriate emergency response and will be required to be part of a standby rota and provide out of hours cover.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities include:

  • You may operate machinery which may include HGV’s, Heavy and specialised plant and equipment of a high value.
  • You will be required to deliver all work in compliance with the Construction Design and Management regulations and in compliance with NRW Welfare, Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • You will have the ability to work from detailed technical drawings and utility plans from service providers.
  • You will advise the Senior Supervisor and Supervisor on the most appropriate plant and equipment for the delivery of work including Out of Hours and emergency response.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring safe working practices are followed for the use of plant, machinery and equipment and will be responsible for on-site supervision of Team members in their operation of such plant and equipment.
  • You will be required to ensure plant and equipment within your responsibility is maintained and operated in compliance with all relevant regulations, for example O licence, LOLER and PUWER.
  • You will be required to communicate effectively with third parties which will include members of the public and landowners.
  • You may be required to implement a planned programme of habitat management for NNR's including maintaining and checking the infrastructure of NNR's.
  • You will be part of an emergency response team required to operate plant, machinery and equipment during flood incident response to enable the effective operation of flood risk assets. 
  • As a senior team member, you will often take the lead on site and mentor less experienced team members or contractors.
  • Incident Response requirements: Required to take part in incident response activities.

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

Knowledge and experience of the following: 

  1. Several years relevant operational experience
  2. NVQ L2 Environmental Conservation or equivalent.
  3. One or more of the following (to include evidence such as log book, completed workbook, specialist plans etc):
  4. Intermediate chainsaw operative to include multiple windblown trees (include CS34 etc).
  5. Winching operations.
  6. Operator of specialist heavy plant & machinery. CPCS or other recognised licence.
  7. Conservation Management knowledge and understanding.
  8. Significant incident management experience: Flood/Industrial fire/oil spill/ silt management etc.
  9. Intermediate ICT skills. E.g. AMX.
  10. Full UK driving licence ideally to include cat B + E (trailer towing).
  11. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required for the role.  GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and Maths are essential. 

Welsh language requirements:

Essential: Level 1 – he ability to pronounce Welsh place names and personal names, and the ability to understand and use basic phrases of Welsh is an essential requirement.

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

  • Demonstrable previous practical experience in a defined technical discipline at a level that enables the post holder to provide guidance and supervision to others.
  • Good literacy, numeracy and communication skills, with an understanding of the health and safety requirements and implications in relation to the work. 
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to manage health and safety issues on a day to day basis.
  • Likely to have CAD and GIS skills, as well as skills using databases and MS Office packages.

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to understand and interpret procedure manuals and statutory codes.
  • Able to understand responsibilities within contractual documentation.
  • Ability to document work activities, produce basic correspondence, write reports.
  • Understands health and safety requirements and can manage risk in relation to their work activity.

Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements

  • Able to follow an agreed work plan, with some problems requiring an element of creativity. Solutions will generally be based on previous knowledge, experience and known solutions and outcomes.
  • May act in a supervisory capacity and have to make decisions on site, for example in the event of flooding, based on the best solution available, communicating these to land owners and the public, as well as internally.

Responsibility for People

  • Able to provide help or guidance to new or temporary employees and take responsibility for themselves and those who may be affected by what they do. 

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 at your choice

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 using the post number as the email reference

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

Application closing date 7 December 2022

Interviews will take place face to face, venue to be confirmed.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact Elfed Rossington at elfed.rossington@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk or 07468742779.

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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