Technical Strategic Environmental Policy Support
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Post numbers: 203155
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.
Are you passionate about people, enthusiastic about the environment, animated by administration and want to make a difference? Then we have an exciting opportunity to join our new Strategic Environmental Policy Team.
As our technical support you will provide the Strategic Environmental Policy Team members with the delivery of high-level administrative duties and associated work for a range of programmes, projects and business functions. The team leads on programmes and projects related to environmental governance, EU Exit and environmental legislation and international strategy and engagement. You will have the opportunity to support our cross-cutting work on strategic environmental policy, with a focus on interpreting and embedding the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources across our organisation. You will provide the day-to-day support, enabling your colleagues in the new team to work efficiently and effectively by supporting good governance, clear communication and excellent customer service. We are looking for a team-player who can work at a fast pace, has excellent IT skills, can meet deadlines and who is able to effectively prioritise their workload. The role is varied and challenging giving you a real opportunity for your continuing professional development.
Your responsibilities include:
- Manage critical business systems for the team.
- Manage document storage requirements to ensure compliance with current legislation.
- Provide secretariat support at various meetings and boards (including working cross-directorate as necessary).
- Develop good working relationships internally and externally with all key stakeholders as needed in order to co-ordinate complex responses within your area of work.
- Manage all data access requests received and responding within agreed timescales.
- Support our response to complaints or calls for evidence received. Ensuring courtesy and confidentiality and adherence with GDPR.
- Support and work closely with other team members to deliver work objectives in a timely and efficient manner in line with the annual workplan.
- Maintain databases for recording submissions, enquiries and response for a range of topics or regulatory areas of work.
- Contribute to a positive health, safety and well-being culture.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Previous experience in an Administration type role.
- Strong and effective self-management and organisational skills.
- Able to work well as part of a team.
- Excellent customer care skills.
- Prior experience of managing Business ICT systems.
Welsh language requirements:
Essential Level 3 – or the successful candidate will be expected to develop their language skills to attain the required level following an agreed training programme with full NRW support.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Responsibility for Resources
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
- competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
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Application closing date 18 December 2022
Interviews will take place on 24 January 2023 through Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Michelle van-Velzen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07815 186496
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.
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