Natural Resources Wales

Specialist Advisor Biosecurity

Location
Wales
Salary
£33,424.00
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
04 Sep 2019
Ref
202243
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

Specialist Advisor Biosecurity

  • Location: Flexible
  • Grade & Salary: G6, £33,424.00
  • Post number: 202243
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Work pattern: 37 hrs per week
  • Closing date: 4 September 2019

Role Purpose

  • The GB Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy and EU Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulation place new obligations in Wales on Welsh Government and NRW reflecting the step-change in approach needed to tackle the growing threat posed by Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS). The Natural Resources Management (NRM) Policy Department has a key role in ensuring relevant legislation and GB and Wales Government INNS objectives are supported and implemented through clear and well governed programmes or actions within NRW and with or by partners.
  • The post holder will work with teams and technical experts across NRW and elsewhere to support and influence biosecurity related work streams or activities to deliver efficient and effective biosecurity action within the context of Sustainable Natural Resource Management (SMNR) and help provide biosecurity management tools and information.
  • The post will work closely with others to enable delivery of priority INNS actions through developing, promoting and enabling good practice implementation including biosecurity. The post holder will work collaboratively to help deliver more co-ordinated action, monitoring and data gathering and good practice playing a key role in developing more effective delivery approaches and providing advice, guidance, data and good practice information as appropriate.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) and biosecurity; Welsh, UK Government policy drivers in INNS as set out in EU, UK and WG Policy and legislative/Directive drivers; and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
  • Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of a range of complex environmental information and data sources; analysing large data sets
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and also independently with high standards of governance, demonstrating personal initiative and good organisational skills. Experience of effective communications with and influencing government departments, regulators and others, preferably on environmental issues. An understanding of the environmental risks and impacts of INNS and have a broad understanding of the main pests and diseases relevant to NRW’s remit and the appropriate action, data, information and communication requirements needed to help manage these risks. Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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