Closing Date: 8 October 2023
Salary: £37,308-£40,806 (Grade 6)
We are looking for someone to play a key role in advising on the management of marine protected areas, particularly potential impacts of developments in the marine and coastal environment. As a Senior Marine Advisor you will lead on and coordinate the provision of marine advice. You will provide marine advice into casework including offshore renewable energy and sustainable management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Wales. You will work collaboratively with colleagues from other teams and Directorates across Natural Resources Wales (NRW), contributing to NRW’s organisation-wide Marine Programme including the Offshore Renewable Energy Programme. You will also build external partnerships and work with colleagues from other Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies and sector representatives and their consultants.
Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following criteria both at shortlisting and interview. In your job application please demonstrate, using the STAR method, how you meet the requirements outlined below.
Substantial marine technical skills and experience.
Significant knowledge of marine legislative requirements particularly marine conservation such as Habitats Regulation Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessments.
Substantial knowledge and experience of marine casework.
Good marine evidence analysis and interpretation skills, report critiquing and writing skills.
Ability to communicate complex specialist advice and information clearly to multiple audiences.
Good understanding of the marine and coastal development sector, including renewable energy.
Strong influencing skills and ability to communicate, negotiate and collaborate effectively both internally and externally at senior levels.
Good project management, work planning and prioritisation skills.
Coaching and mentoring skills.
Welsh Language Level requirement
Essential: Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases