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Marine Science and Evidence Officer – Welsh Government

Reference number : 351345
Salary: £43,785 – £51,839
Job grade: Senior Executive Officer
Contract type: Fixed term
Length of employment: 2 years

Job summary

The Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity Branch within the Marine and Biodiversity Division (Welsh Government) are seeking a motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills along with the ability to work autonomously.

The purpose of this post is to lead the delivery of the Governments priority on biodiversity and tackling the nature emergency, including the specific Programme for Government (PfG) commitment on seagrass and saltmarsh restoration. The post will play a fundamental role in providing specialist technical marine science input and understanding to develop existing programmes. Further areas of particular note will be the Marine Protected Areas completion programme, the emergency response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Welsh marine monitoring aspirations.

The post will have a critical role in supporting wider PfG commitments including on marine renewable energy by responding to potential developer derogations. Such responses are often highly technical in nature and the successful post holder will need to be well versed in marine development regulations as well as assessment methodologies.

The post holder will take direct line management responsibility for one team member and report directly to the Head of Branch (HoB). The successful candidate will work closely with the HoB and take on a clear leadership role.

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