Sustainable Management Advisor - Natura 2000

Sustainable Management Advisor - Natura 2000

Full-time, fixed term appointment to 31st March 2022 with extension possible 

Posts will be located in NRW offices in the following areas: 

• 1 x South Powys (Abergavenny, Landrindod Wells or Llandovery)
• 1 x North-East Wales (Buckley)

G5 - £30,873 rising to £34,218 over four years 

Post number: 202472, 202701 


• 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 and salary sacrifice schemes.

About us

Natural resources in Wales are fantastic - rugged mountains and woodlands, beautiful landscapes and coastlines, and amazing wildlife.

They are vital for our survival and provide us with the basic things we need to live: clean air, clean water, and food. They create jobs for thousands of people like farmers, foresters, and tourist operators, creating wealth and prosperity.

They give us all a better quality of life and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors against a backdrop of Wales’ natural beauty and heritage. People come from far and wide to experience them. They are intrinsically linked with Welsh culture and language.

It’s our job in Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to look after these natural resources and what they provide for us: to help reduce the risk to people and properties of flooding and pollution; to look after special places for well-being, wildlife and timber; and to work with others to help us all to manage them sustainably. The people who work here in NRW have the knowledge, expertise, and passion to help make the sustainable management of natural resources a reality.

The role 

Many species and habitats in Wales are in serious decline. Using your knowledge of Terrestrial and/or freshwaterbiodiversity, you will join one of our local teams delivering NRW’s biodiversity and ecosystem resilience strategy, ‘Vital Nature’. You will work with our partners and stakeholders, including Welsh Government, on specific projects that address the wider “Nature Emergency” and help reverse biodiversity declines and build ecosystem resilience. 


We’re looking for a specialist who can demonstrate:

• Experience of nature conservation, biodiversity, Protected sites & landscapes in the terrestrial and/or freshwater environment 
• Experience of working with landowners and/or other stakeholders
• Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.   
• The ability to influence, negotiate and gain cooperation of others. Experience of dealing successfully with difficult people / situations.
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with a customer focus.     
• Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and external partners. 
• Ability to write clear, concise technical reports. 
• The ability to use specialised IT systems, such as GIS or NRW customised applications.
• Able to work well as part of a team.
• Hold a current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles 

For the posts, the ability to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases is a requirement for which learning opportunities and support are offered. 

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