Officer 2 (Environment Team)

Officer 2 (Environment Team)

• Location: Abergavenny or Monmouth 

• Grade & Salary: 5, £30,120 rising to £33,383 over four years

• Post number: 201113

• Type of contract: Permanent

Work pattern: full time

Closing date: 20 September 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

With more exciting things happening here at NRW than ever before, the diverse nature of our remit means that no two days are ever the same.  

If you are an organised, conscientious, hardworking individual, who is passionate about making a difference to the environment, then we’ve got the job for you! 

Environment Team activities lie at the heart of delivering the Sustainable Management of our Natural Resources in Wales and tackling the Climate and Nature Emergencies. 

As an officer within the Monmouthshire and Torfaen Environment Team you would be responsible for Protected Sites management, direct regulation through the issueing of Wildlife and Countryside Act Section 28 assents and consents, securing effective management through advice, guidance and developing management agreements and partnerships, delivery of NRWs biodiversity remit through provision of internal advice to other teams/functions and direct or partnership delivery of projects to improve the environment. 

We are responsible for the management of 70 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s) and 9 Special Areas of Conservation (SAC’s) within Monmouthshire, Torfaen and parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We work to manage and restore our protected sites and features towards favourable status. We also lead the notification of new protected sites. 

You will be field and office based, you will need to write reports, collect evidence and engage with a variety of stakeholders in the private and public sectors. The ability to communicate well both in writing and verbally is therefore essential for this role.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional officer who can work at a fast pace, often to tight deadlines and who is able to effectively prioritise their workload to deliver more for the environment.  If this sounds like you – apply now!

Qualifications and Skills

• A good working knowledge of environment management, agriculture, fisheries, conservation or biodiversity, with focused experience in one of these distinct areas of the team remit. 

• An understanding of how these multi-functional teams can contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources.

• Ensure continuing professional and personal development, expertise and competence through formal and informal learning and certification.

• 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 is important.

• 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. (cars and vans) 

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