Project Manager, Natural Resources & Well-being
Closing date: 4 April 2023 | Salary: £32,876-£36,229 (Grade 5) | Location: Flexible
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week.
Post number: 202223
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.
The post holder will take an active role managing projects and programmes of work in a growing team, which is made up of subject specialists in sustainability and well-being and undertakes specific projects to support the delivery of NRW’s duties under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and the Environment (Wales) Act. As champions of NRW’s ambition to improve the management of natural resources for the benefit of current and future generations, the Natural Resources and Well-being Strategy and Policy team specifically supports NRW and partners to do different and better things, individually and collectively, to make the aim of sustainable management a reality.
You will support the team by preparing technical assessments and reports, drawing on a wide variety of information and data; developing plans, procedures, tools and guidance; preparing budget profiles and monitoring spend; managing risk; working on small scale communications and engagement events; and supporting the team in their engagement with WG, partners, external and internal stakeholders and other environmental bodies on the delivery of Area Statements and Well-being Plans.
You will be naturally curious and enthusiastic about new ideas and new ways of working, good at problem solving, willing to test innovative solutions, and agile enough to change your plans if they aren’t working. You will be self-motivated, methodical and organised, disciplined in recording actions and keeping appropriate documentation using the corporate systems. You will be a good communicator, influencer and a reassuring presence, who can quickly build credibility for the team with colleagues inside and outside NRW.
Your responsibilities include:
- Prepare technical assessments, drawing on a range of information and data sources.
- Support the preparation of material to inform the development of NRW, WG and other Partners policy, statutory advice and guidance documents; Prepare the development of procedures, tools and guidance and lead the delivery of new ways of working.
- Co-ordinate the preparation of budget profiles and monitoring spend across the Embedding Natural Resources and well-being programme. Provide regular accurate information to managers on progress, including reporting to WG, to adapt and ensure delivery of work to time and cost.
- Liaise with relevant NRW staff regarding interactions between Natural Resources and Well-being workstreams to ensure the timely and effective delivery of project, policy or strategy obligations.
- Project manage small communication and engagement projects, in line with the agreed communication and engagement strategy.
- Support engagement with sectors, partners, WG, and other Environment bodies in Wales and the UK in relation to Area Statements; and be a primary point of contact for customer queries.
- Contribute to task and finish groups, commissioned through the Business Boards, to prepare defined products as required.
- Collaborate with the Team Leader to develop and deliver an agreed Personal Development Plan.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- A qualification and demonstrable experience in PRINCE 2 or other similar project / programme management tool
- Experience of: technical analysis and interpreting a range of environmental information and data; analysing large data sets with excel spreadsheets, including pivot tables.
- Competence in a range of IT software, specifically Geographic Information Systems and the suite of Microsoft Office software, competence in financial systems used in NRW, budget profiling.
- Self motivated, methodical and organised, being disciplined in recording actions and keeping appropriate documentation.
- Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
- Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required.
Welsh language requirements:
Essential Level 1 – able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Desirable Level 3 – able to communicate in Welsh with confidence in some work situations
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 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
- 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 4 April 2023
Interviews will take place week commencing 17 April 2023 through Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Fen Turner at email@example.com or Helga Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
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