Industry & Waste Regulation Team Leader
Closing date: 26 March 2023 | Salary: £41,150 - £46,147 (Grade 7) | Location: Buckley
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week.
Post number: 200418
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 and the business can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to the NRW location stated in this advert, 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.
At Natural Resources Wales, we are focused on taking action to respond to the Climate Emergency and the Nature Emergency. This is your opportunity to contribute and lead a dedicated team whilst making a real difference to the environment of Wales.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will lead and ensure the effective and efficient regulation of the most complex and highest risk Industrial Installations, COMAH sites and RSR sites in North East Wales by developing annual priorities and work programmes informed by the Area Statement, Well-being Plans and Strategic Steer and guide our regulatory approach to SMNR and delivering Well-being outcomes.
The team regulates across a broad range of sectors including Energy from Combustion, Ferrous & Non Ferrous Metals, Cement and other minerals, Chemicals, Landfill, Paper and textiles and Food & Drink.
In North East Wales we have a number of high profile industrial sites. Part of your role will involve developing regulatory relationships with operators as well as managing our engagement with communities. This can often be demanding and requires someone with a good understanding of our regulatory role, political awareness as well as being empathetic to the views of others.
You will be expected to lead on or champion a specific area of work at a place or directorate level and will support NRWs approach and contribution towards decarbonisation and energy efficiency
You will be responsible for overseeing the team’s response to a range of incidents and will be expected to be part of our out of hours response team once you are trained.
You will provide technical advice and guidance to underpin risk-based decision making and work collaboratively with other teams and regulators to ensure effective management of risk and improved customer service.
We offer excellent flexible working, benefits and employee well-being support as well as a great pension. We will support talented people from all backgrounds. Join us and help make a difference in Wales for the benefit of people and the environment.
Your responsibilities include:
- Manage and develop a large team of Regulatory and Enforcement Officers and be fully accountable for their performance, contribution, development and well-being, health and safety.
- Using technical specialist knowledge of industry, waste and enforcement, prepare and present your teams’ annual work plan and production of associated performance and assurance reports.
- Be responsible for regulatory decisions at place level, ensuring adherence to the Regulators’ Code and our Regulatory Principles.
- Develop and maintain effective and influential customer relationships (internal and external) at a senior level (e.g. Director level engagement within multinational companies).
- Contribute your technical knowledge and stakeholder management experience to risk-based decision making by the team and the wider business.
- Be responsible for delegated team and project budgets.
- Respond to and manage team’s response to incidents and complaints.
- Required to take part in incident response activities.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Experience of line management.
- Experience of relevant work areas.
- Coaching and mentoring skills.
- Experience of managing contentious issues and community liaison and public engagement activities.
- Strong organisational, time management and interpersonal skills.
- Good understanding of commercial business processes and pressures.
- Ability to communicate effectively with regulated business and the public, explaining complex issues and gaining support by influencing.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of regulatory processes (including enforcement) and incident management.
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 Autonomy
Communication and Relationships with Others
Responsibility for People
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working
- 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
Please send a completed Application form to Applications@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk using the post number as the email reference
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Application closing date 26 March 2023
Successful applicants will be notified of the interview date which may be face to face.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact David Powell at David.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.