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Specialist Advisor Forest Planning

Reference Post number: 201650  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Flexible
Salary Additional Information £35,994 - £39,369 (Grade 6) Contract type: Permanent
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 27/11/2022
Company Name Natural Resources Wales
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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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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join Land Stewardship to use your skills as a forest planner, collaborator and advisor to support the development and delivery of strategies, guidance, plans and programmes on the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) land estate: 156kha or 7% of Wales, 40% of Wales woodland, 56 (23k ha of) National Nature Reserves (NNR). You will use your knowledge and experience to ensure compliance with the UK Forest Standard (UKFS) and UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS).

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following: 

  • Professional membership or working towards professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body within an agreed timescale.
    • Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Sustainable Forest Management and Planning.  Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in Forestry; and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
    • Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of  a range of complex environmental information and data sources; and analysing large data sets.
    • Working with/in the forestry sector, local authorities, eNGOs, National Parks and other land managers.
    • 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.

This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Agile and flexible working
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  • Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  • Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  • Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose

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