Environment Officer, Environment Team - Natural Resources Wales

Paul Coulson | January 19th 2021

  • Grade & Salary:G5, £30,120 rising to £33,383 over four years
  • Post number: 202646
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Work pattern: Full time

Closing date: 25 October 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

This post primarily delivers fisheries related duties in North East Wales.

Specific duties will include but not limited to;

  • Sustainable Fisheries Project
  • Stocking Consents
  • Providing advice on matters such as Flood Risk Activity permits (FRAP’s), Hydro Electric Power and general planning applications
  • Liaising with Key stakeholders including angling clubs
  • Fisheries technical knowledge during incident response (including out of hours)
  • Routine checks of fisheries assets

The post holder will play a defined role to achieve sustainable management of natural resources SMNR through the delivery of the multi-functional team remit at place. Post holders will contribute specific technical expertise to the team in at least one of the following areas of work;

  • Environment Management work including incident management, regulation and compliance linked to Water Resources, Land or Water Quality. Implementation of regulatory and supporting partnership solutions and projects that deliver environmental outcomes on the ground, including Water Framework Directive.
  • Work with a wide range of internal and external customers including permit holders, landowners, businesses, public bodies, recreation groups, volunteers and third sector organisations to enable others to achieve SMNR.
  • Establish, maintain and advise partners to support the development of partnership projects and plans through from concepts to implementation. These projects will deliver outcomes aligned with place priorities.
  • Within your area of expertise (Mainly fisheries) , provide professional local advice and responses to consultations from planning and permitting teams. Maintain working relationships with these teams through regular liaison.
  • Play a role in a resilient NRW Incident Management Service that follows NRW process to ensure effective, timely and safe response to incidents.
  • Delivering either NRWs Biodiversity or Fisheries remit, strategy and priorities through provision of internal advice to other teams, functions or Directorates, as well as direct or partnership delivery of projects and mitigation schemes that protect or improve the environment.


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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