Senior Advisor (Opportunity Catchments - Marine)

Senior Advisor  (Opportunity Catchments - Marine)

• Location: Flexible
• Grade & Salary: G6, £35,288 rising to £38,597 over four years
• Post number: 202834
• Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment until 31 March 2022
• Work pattern: Full Time

Closing date: 27 July 2021 

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 is a Senior Officer Post within the Marine Area Advice and Management Team that covers the whole of Wales. The purpose of the post is to provide a focus whereby opportunities that maximise the benefits to the seas and estuaries, linked to Opportunity Catchments are explored in partnership with others.  You will provide technical support and leadership with a range of partners organisations that seek to collaborate to achieve environmental improvements to the seas and estuaries connected to the Opportunity Catchments plus those that deliver wellbeing benefits

Your role would enable NRW to maximise the potential of delivering outcomes that contribute to the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) and deliver Integrated Catchment Management solutions.  Specifically you would:

• identify, coordinate and contribute to the delivery of marine actions and outputs from the opportunity catchment programme
• apply good coordination and project management skills to deliver the marine elements of the programme to standard and on time
• ensure marine waters are considered in any Opportunity catchment projects by using good communication and partnership working 

This could include projects that seek to:

• Develop integrated catchment-based approaches for flood risk management, habitat creation and restoring natural processes 
• Develop projects that deliver nature-based solutions to improve water quality/quantity, deliver biodiversity gains, improve connectivity and include wellbeing outcomes
• Develop & deliver approaches to tackling invasive species
• Explore innovative approaches and solutions to incentivise behavioural change, manage nutrient inputs (e.g. PES through nutrient trading) etc.
• Support opportunities for innovative and technological solutions, learning and adapting approaches that benefit at the local-to landscape and regional-to national scales.
• Work with landowners and coastal communities to reduce nutrient, sediment and litter inputs.

Qualifications and Skills

1. Substantial marine technical skills and experience.
2. Significant knowledge of marine legislative requirements particularly marine conservation.
3. Good knowledge and experience of marine monitoring and analysis methods.
4. Substantial knowledge and experience of marine casework.
5. Good marine evidence analysis and interpretation skills, report critiquing and writing skills.
6. Good understanding of the marine and coastal development sector.
7. Experience of marine pollution contingency planning.
8. Strong Influencing skills and ability to communicate, negotiate and collaborate effectively both internally and externally at senior levels.
9. Project management / project coordination skills.
10. Coaching and mentoring skills.

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Closing Date:
27/07/2021

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