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Come Outside! Project Support Officer (South Wales)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 20/08/2014
Company Name Natural Resources Wales
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Jobs with Natural Resources Wales. NRW is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body - employing 1,900 staff across Wales with a budget of £180 million. We were formed in April 2013, largely taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions.
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Contribution Statement



The overriding mission for Natural Resources Wales is to ensure that the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced, and used by the people, communities and economy of Wales in the present and for the future. 

The organisation, a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, will be expected to deliver for Wales and play its part in delivering against the three pillars of sustainability – people and communities, the environment; and the economy, thereby supporting Ministers to deliver the Welsh Government’s ‘Programme for Government’. 

As a recognition of the establishment of Natural Resources Wales and the organisation’s key role in delivering the Government’s agenda, Welsh Government has committed to developing shared outcomes against which delivery and performance (of both partners) can be aligned.

These shared outcomes recognise the need for close working with stakeholders (including customers, communities, staff and representative groups).  Multi-partner delivery will be central in addressing the key challenges associated with sustainable development and working in partnership with Welsh Government and other delivery partners, Natural Resources Wales Leadership Group will contribute collectively to deliver the shared outcomes[1]:

1.         The people of Wales are safe

2.         Natural resources are healthy and resilient

3.         There are more and better jobs for now and for the future

4.         The people of Wales are healthy

5.         People live in viable and vibrant places

6.         There are increased opportunities for people to achieve a better quality of life, and people are wealthier with greater equality

7.         People have the knowledge and ability to make the best choices for future wellbeing

Delivery against these outcomes will require new ‘ways of working’ and Natural Resources Wales is committed to being a learning organisation adopting an ecosystems approach to deliver the NRW’s overall mission.

As a new organisation, Natural Resources Wales will face challenges in establishing itself as an exemplar in terms of how it delivers these innovative and far reaching concepts in Wales.  There will also be challenges in ensuring that the organisation provides value for money for Wales and maximises the impact of sustainability for our people, communities, environment and economy.

Job Location

Llandarcy preferred/ St Mellons will be considered.

Job purpose

To provide administration support to the Come Outside! Programme across Wales.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Delivering results

Assist in the implementation of procedures which support the project team to develop and manage the Come Outside! Programme to achieve the aim and outcomes, meeting all deadlines, as set out in the Come Outside! Project Plan.

Undertake administration tasks which contribute to programme delivery, monitoring and reporting and support the project team.

Undertake financial duties for example processing requisitions, ensuring orders are issued correctly and other financial housekeeping tasks.

Assist in the implementation and maintenance of appropriate systems and records ensuring compliance with Big Lottery Fund and NRW policies and procedures.

Help organise meetings and events with external organisations to support the work of the Come Outside! Project Officers and provide accurate records of proceedings.

Assist with the monitoring and evaluation of the programme.

  •  Communication

The post holder must make use of the appropriate IT tools

   The post holder must have the ability to work in an organised and accurate manner.

   The post holder must have a positive attitude and a willingness to provide the best possible service to all customers, internal and external.

Good interpersonal skills and have the ability to work on your own as well as being a member of a team. 

  • Building strong stakeholder relationships    

The post holder must be able to provide a service that meets customer/stakeholder needs and demonstrate an approachable, open polite and helpful manner at all times.

The post holder should build and maintain good working relationships showing flexibility and reliability.

The post holder must be able to take responsibility for their own work, learning from experience, mistakes and constructive feedback


A minimum of 5 GCSEs (A-C grade) or equivalent including Mathematics and English or experience of working in an office environment                                                                                                                      

   Knowledge of the community development sector in Wales

   Knowledge of the environmental and outdoor activity sector in Wales

The ability to currently and legally drive a car in the UK                   

  • Professional & Technical Expertise

      The ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of applications including Outlook                                                                

Due consideration has been given to the Welsh language requirements for the post and the existing skills within the team. Taking this into consideration the Welsh language skills required for the post are at Level 1, the ability to use basic Welsh conversational phrases (eg “bore da” – “good morning”) and to pronounce Welsh place names correctly.

Personal Responsibilities

  • Agree a personal delivery plan and report to your line manager on progress no less than twice a year
  • Exercise good judgement and be willing to be held to account for decisions, actions and choices made personally and by staff for whom you are responsible
  • Act as a role model of organisational values:
    • Show exemplary behaviours of honesty, integrity and ethics
    • Challenge others when they fail to act as role models
    • Combine confidence and resilience with humility and a willingness to learn                                                             

The post holder is responsible to: Come Outside! Programme Support Manager


This is a fixed-term, pensionable part-time appointment of 18.5 hours a week to November 2015



Applications and Closing Date

For further details please contact Lesley Stone on 02920 582733 or email lesley.stone@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Closing Date:    20 August 2014

Applicants should be aware this role does NOT attract a public expense (relocation move) and therefore any cost of moving will not be met by NRW.

Please forward your expression of interest demonstrating your suitability for this role to:


[1] These are draft shared outcomes and subject to further work between WG and Natural Resources Wales

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