Lead Specialist Advisor, Geoscience & Brexit

Post number 2113
Grade 7 - £36,867.00
Contract type FTA until 31 March 2022
37 hrs per week
Location: Flexible (Cardiff/Aberystwyth/Bangor)

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

Job Purpose:

To provide the expert lead on Geoscience and manage the preparation of NRW policy, programmes, plans, strategies and guidance developed in relation to Brexit and future policy and delivery mechanisms. This will translate Welsh & UK Government policy into practical approaches to the point of delivery. You will work with colleagues from other teams in EPP and Operations, officials from WG and sector representatives.

Key Job Accountabilities

  • Lead and project manage specific and complex issues that require development of NRW policies, strategies, plans, programmes including support on casework that is novel, contentious or of high public interest;
  • Prepare compelling cases for change to NRW policy and role of alternative interventions;
  • Retain ownership and oversight of the Geoscience functional policy area to ensure integrity of NRW approaches with Welsh Government, Central Government and EU Policy intent;
  • Provide advice to WG and other bodies in Wales and the UK as appropriate, and in-turn review and advise on the produced policy, plans and strategies;
  • Advise on evidence needs and opportunities, commission evidence & project manage evidence projects, in line with the agreed evidence programme;
  • Maintain a detailed working knowledge of the Geoscience sector identifying the implications of legislative, technology and market changes for Natural Resources Wales and the sectors;
  • Contribute to task and finish groups, commissioned through the Business Boards, to prepare defined products as required;
  • Steer the overview and ownership of engagement with Welsh Government on the specific policy areas related to Geoscience;
  • 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 groundwater; Welsh & UK Governments & EU policy drivers in geoscience; and the issues and opportunities in Wales;
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of the range of partners and stakeholders involved with geoscience in Wales;
  • Experience of: In-depth understanding of the groundwater, contaminated land and geotechnical discipline covered by geoscience and the complex range of drivers and barriers to delivery;
  • Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications;
  • Representing the organisation in high profile and contentious issues in the public arena;
  • Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required

Closing date: 7th May 2019

posted: 25 April 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.