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Natural Resources Wales searches for a Specialist Advisor: Brexit

Natural Resources Wales 3-5y Mid Level  Anywhere 17 Apr 2019

Job Description

Specialist Advisor, Strategic Brexit Co-Ordination x8

Post number: 202074-202081

Job purpose

To lead on the provision  technical and specialist advice and knowledge to shape and inform Government and NRW decisions in relation to the Strategic Brexit incident Response. You will work with colleagues from other teams in  Operations, EPP and Enabliing Service, officials from Local authorities and LRFS and sector representatives.

Where this role sits

Evidence, Policy & Permitting – Strategic Project Team – Ops North East Wales

Applying for Vacancy

The following categories will be used to assess the quality of applications both at sift and interview. Please read the whole of the Role Description to ascertain at what level this information needs to be presented.

  • Forward Thinking
  • Analysing and Judgement
  • Collaborating with others
  • Advising and Influencing
  • Customer Focus
  • Qualifications and Skills

Job Purpose

To lead on the provision  technical and specialist advice and knowledge to shape and inform Government and NRW decisions in relation to the Strategic Brexit incident Response.  You will work with colleagues from other teams in  Operations, EPP and Enabliing Service, officials from Local authorities and LRFS and sector representatives.

Key Job Accountabilities

The post holder will:

  • Prepare technical assessments, drawing on a range of complex information and data;
  • Manage the preparation of material to inform the NRW, WG and other Partners strategic incident response;
  • Liaise with external stakeholders such as LRFs, Local Authorities, sector representatives and partners to ensure the timely and effective delivery of support and information;
  • Support engagement with sectors, partners, WG, other Environment bodies in the UK; and be the lead point of contact for customer queries;
  • Contribute to task and finish groups, commissioned through the Business Boards, to prepare defined products as required;
  • Collaborate with the Team Leader to develop and deliver an agreed Personal Development Plan

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge

  • Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to natural resources and the environment; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in incident management, natural resources and the environment and the issues and opportunities in Wales;
  • Experience of:  technical analysis and interpreting a range of environmental information and data; analysing large data sets;
  • Working with/in LRFs, water companies, local authorities, eNGOs, National Parks;
  • Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications;
  • Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required

Working Pattern

37 hrs per week, FTA until 31 March 2022

What you will do

You will provide specialist advice and input to your team and function that supports the development and implementation of strategy and plans.

You will undertake practical and technical tasks requiring specialist knowledge and expertise on a range of matters relating to your profession.

You will analyse and interpret a range of complex information relevant to your specialist area and communicate this to others, contributing to the development of strategy and policy.

You will be responsible for leading and managing specific areas of work which may include the implementation of plans.

You will undertake research as required and produce documents that provide advice, guidance or opinion which others will use and act upon.

You will be involved in the development of organisational strategy and policy and will have some autonomy in relation to implementation of organisational policy.

You will influence the work of others through your actions and decision making, the impact of which will be both internal and external.

You will be responsible for a budget, which will be a delegated part of a larger budget managed by a more senior employee.

You will review the validity of documentation relating to the procurement of good and services.

Who you will be working with

You will collaborate with people across the organisation engaging with key stakeholders for the efficient delivery of policy and work plans.

You will be build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and provide specialist input and influence on the implementation of policy and strategy.

You will facilitate and deliver presentations for internal and external meetings, providing advice, as required.

You will work with other specialist/technical staff and will lead them through specialist/ technical programmes of work, through a matrix management approach.

You may work in situations where individuals become angry and upset and which are challenging emotionally, requiring you to stay calm under pressure when resolving the issues presented.

You will mentor less experienced colleagues.

Where you will be working

Your role will be primarily office based but may entail travel between different NRW locations, as well as working at partner organisations and other premises.

What knowledge and skills you need

You will have a recognised qualification, degree or equivalent experience.

You will have substantial experience working in the field relevant to your role with experience across a range of roles or in different roles within an organisation.

You will have specialist/technical knowledge in a range of subjects within your field.

You will have proven involvement of working in a variety of functions and remain up to date with developments in your technical or specialist field.

You will have good inter-personal skills and able to develop and maintain good relationships and networks.

You will have analytical skills enabling you to analyse and interpret a range of complex information in relation to your specific area of specialism.

You will have the skills to manage your workload and prioritise tasks in relation to conflicting objectives and targets.

What other information is relevant to your job

This role description sets out a broad indication of the role, where it sits within the overall NRW structure and indicative expectations of the post holder. It is not intended to provide a detailed description of all tasks and activities. This document should be read in conjunction with the job specific Personal Development Plan which sets out the specific activities and projects to be delivered during the year.

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