Senior Waste Policy Advisor
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours a week, from Monday to Friday
Post number: 201531
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
The team’s main role is to lead evidence based, strategy and advice for Waste & Resources across all directorates and regulatory activities, communicating the outcomes of our work to internal and external audiences to deliver sustainable management of natural resources. We also work with others to promote a move towards circular economy; Sustainable management of natural resources, by minimising waste produced, maximising reuse and recovery, and ensuring that there is a sustainable and appropriate end uses for this material.
Working in this role, you will be given an opportunity to explore and develop an expertise in various policy areas for waste including site based regulation and non-site based regulation (for example Duty of Care, registration of carriers legislation, separate collections and fly tipping).
You will be working at a National and UK level in particular:
- Development of policy
- Cross-directorate technical support
- Input to new and revised legislation
Your responsibilities include:
- Support the team in building effective working relationships and new ways of working with groups from across the organisation to achieve best delivery of corporate objectives;
- Support the technical development of Innovative “regulatory methods”; to deliver the “regulatory outcomes” NRW seeks.
- Interpret data and observations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines and advise accordingly.
- Evaluate current and proposed codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines to determine the impact on current and future programs and activities.
- Lead on or support national projects to achieve well planned and managed integrated solutions that progress effective change and improvement in NRW and for business across Wales.
- Apply continuous improvement methods to the work areas you undertake.
- Develop, review and improve technical documentation, to enable consistent and appropriate understanding and application by staff in the business that enables effective service provision.
- Required to take part in incident response activities.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Knowledge of Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to your specific sector(s); Welsh, UK government Policy drivers in your specific sector(s).
- Experience in informing and influencing government departments/regulators, preferably on environmental issues.
- Experience in forming and maintaining close links with internal and external partners/stakeholders to deliver the outcomes of both a specific function/project/team and the wider organisation.
- You’ll have good communication skills so that you can convey complex technical and regulatory issues to a wide range of audiences, using strong communication and networking skills to influence, or help deliver outcomes through, partner/stakeholder organisations.
- Experience of understanding and applying regulatory activities.
- Be able to work at pace and have a track record of delivery.
- Being innovative and demonstrating drive to achieve targets
- You will be expected to keep up to date with changing regulatory policy and proposed changes to legislation via membership of a relevant professional body or other equivalent means.
Welsh language requirements
Essential Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Please note - Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- health and wellbeing benefits and support
- weekly well-being hour to use at your choice
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form
Application closing date 2 October 2022
Interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Michelle Griffiths at Michelle.Griffiths@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.