Senior Officer

Job Description

This role is part of the People and Places Team in Operations North East. This is a new team aiming to promote integrated working within NRW and with partners and communities. It is particularly focussed towards both: ensuring our new purpose of the sustainable management of natural resources is embedded in Operations North East, as well as, the development and publication of a North East Area Statement. Area Statement work will involve considerable engagement with stakeholders and partners in the run up to publication in early 2020.

·         Location: Flexible, Bangor preferred

·         Grade & Salary: 6 (£34,427 rising to £37,656 over four years)

·         Post number: 200393

·         Type of contract: FTA until 31 July 2020

·         Work pattern: Full time, Monday to Friday.


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.

Qualifications and Skills

·         Excellent skills in engagement, influencing, developing innovative approaches to complex problems.

·         Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners. 

·         Significant knowledge of the requirements of environmental legislation relating to the place remit.

·         You will have specialist knowledge of one or more technical areas of the team’s remit:

·         Area Statement development.

·         Public Service Boards & Wellbeing planning.

·         Outward funding & Partnership working.

·         Recreation & Access.

·         Fisheries strategic planning.

·         Conservation of Protected sites & landscapes, National Nature Reserves planning.

·         Air quality impact assessment.

·         Water resource management.

·         WFD & catchment planning.

·         Flood risk management

·         Ability to assess multiple, complex, sources of information and engage others in making good decisions.  

·         Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with a customer focus.

·         Experience of negotiating with senior managers

·         Experience of influencing at senior level of organisations. 

·         Excellent at building effective working relationship with colleagues and partners. 


·         Excellent organisational skills. 


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