Lead Specialist Land Management Advisor

Natural Resources Wales


Lead Specialist Land Management Advisor

  • Location: Flexible
  • Grade & salary: £41,150 – £46,147 (Grade 7)
  • Post number: 203516
  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours

Closing date: 7 June 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 Land Management, Liabilities and Stewardship of 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 Land Management and/or sustainable forest management.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the range of partners and stakeholders involved with
    Managing Land and sustainable land management in public forestry in the UK and how to apply
    this in Wales.
  4. Working with emergency services, 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. Experience of representing the organisation in a range of high profile and contentious
    issues in the public arena including:

    • Wildfire Management
    • Incident Management
    • Antisocial behaviour
    • Tree Safety
    • Hazard/Liability Management
    • National Nature Reserve Stewardship
  8. Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business
    in EPP as required.

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