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Species Advisor

Reference Post Number: 200073  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Salary Additional Information Grade & Salary: 5 - £29,243.00. Contract Type: Permanent. Work Pattern: 37 Hours per week Monday to Friday
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 07/11/2019
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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The post holder will provide technical expertise and guidance to internal and external customers in relation to the following species of animals protected by law:  Bats (all species), Otters, Great Crested Newt, Natterjack Toad, Dormice, Sand Lizard, Red Squirrel, Pine Marten and Water Voles.

You will;

  • Provide technical advice to Local Development Plans and other strategies and plans (with support from the senior Species advisor where complex) ensuring advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline.
  • Provide advice to development projects including nationally significant infrastructure proposals. (with support from the senior Species advisor where complex) ensuring advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline
  • Provide technical advice on licence applications, amendments and related consultations to the Species Permitting Service to support licence determination and associated work ensuring advice is robust, evidence based and delivered to deadline.
  • Contribute to the preparation of information in relation to challenges against NRW development planning advice or licensing determinations, including attendance at Appeals and Inquiries.
  • Deliver the Domestic Advice Service
  • Provide advice to support the management of designated sites.

Qualifications and Skills

You will have;

  • Knowledge of the ecology and conservation of, and approaches to mitigation suitable for the range of species, protected by wildlife legislation
  • A working knowledge of wildlife legislation and its application.
  • A working knowledge of the development planning process.
  • Good written and spoken communication and presentational skills, with the ability to write clearly for a wide range of target audiences.
  • Able to negotiate and work with a wide range of people, including landowners, partner organisations and the public.
  • Able to work effectively in team/ collaborative situations.
  • Able to currently and legally drive a car in the UK.
  • Able to secure and maintain a licence to disturb protected species

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