Lead Specialist Advisor, Forest Operations

Natural Resources Wales


Lead Specialist Advisor Forest Operations

  • Location: Flexible
  • Grade & Salary: £41,150 – £46,147 (Grade 7)
  • Post number: 203492
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours

Closing date: 17 April 2023

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

To help Natural Resources Wales (NRW) achieve the highest standards of sustainable forest
management as befits the longest running continuously certified state forests in the world and
an institution and nation that aims to be a global leader for sustainable management of natural
resources (SMNR). The role holder will do this by leading on Timber Harvesting and/or Forest
Management operations for how we manage the land in our care by managing the preparation of NRW
policy, programmes, plans, strategies and guidance. These will translate Welsh & UK
Government policy, UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) requirements and industry standards
into practical approaches to the point of delivery. You will work with colleagues from other
teams in Evidence, Policy and Permitting, Commercial, and Operations, officials from Welsh
Government and sector representatives. 

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Knowledge of: Welsh and UK legislation and policy drivers related to forestry and the
    issues and opportunities for sustainable forest management in public forestry in the UK.
  2. Knowledge and experience of timber harvesting operations and/or sustainable forest
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the range of partners and stakeholders involved with the
    forestry sector and sustainable land management in public forestry in the UK and how to apply
    this in Wales.
  4. Working with companies in the Forest Industry and where necessary with, local authorities,
    environmental non-governmental organisations, and National Park Authorities.
  5. Experience of a programme and project management environment with Project Management
    experience and/or qualifications.
  6. You will have Professional membership or will be working towards professional membership of
    the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body
  7. Representing the organisation in high profile and contentious issues in the public arena.
  8. Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business
    in EPP as required.

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