Nature Networks Programme Manager

This post will drive NRW’s work to develop and deliver an Operations programme to bring Wales most important sites for wildlife, Natura 2000 (N2K) Sites and other Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) into better management.

Employer: Natural Resources Wales
Location: Wales
Salary: £39,700 - £44,522
Closing Date: 12th September 2022
Sector: Environmental, Public Sector
Function: CSR / Corporate Strategy, 
Ecology / Conservation, Environmental Management

Job Description

This post will drive NRW’s work to develop and deliver an Operations programme to bring Wales most important sites for wildlife, Natura 2000 (N2K) Sites and other Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) into better management. This work is fundamental in tackling the Nature Emergency and reversing biodiversity decline and will help deliver NRW’s wider ecosystem resilience objectives. You will work with the Welsh Government and other partners to ensure delivery of this programme.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and oversee a delivery programme for Natura 2000 (N2K) and non-N2K SSSIs, to deliver NRW’s Business Plan targets in response to the “Nature Emergency”.
  • Work closely with NRW staff in Operations Directorate, to plan and co-ordinate the delivery programme.
  • Work closely with NRW, the Welsh Government and with partners, including, public bodies and environmental NGOs.
  • Support the Management Agreement Process Review Project to ensure this key tool is fit for purpose to support the Protected Sites Delivery Programme.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the Operations wide work of NRW staff, with the Site Actions Database as a key tool for prioritising actions within that programme.
  • Ensure the Delivery Programme aligns with Area Statement priorities and Vital Nature.
  • Work with Environment and Land Management Team staff, to link the programme to Management Agreement delivery.
  • Be responsible for overseeing the Welsh government’s Nature Network funding to NRW, £5m in 2022-23
  • Drive, monitor and regularly report on key performance measures through NRW’s Biodiversity and Ecosystem Resilience Group (BREG).
  • Work closely with NRW’s Head of Service for Ecosystems Resilience to ensure consistent delivery across Operations

The successful applicant will be expected to drive the delivery of NRW’s work programme in this key business area.

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following:

  • Proven Project management experience, including budget management and work programming.
  • Relevant technical knowledge related to managing biodiversity and protected sites.
  • Experience of land management for nature conservation purposes.
  • Experience of data management and Geographical Information Systems
  • Experience of partnership working.
  • Proven team working and communication skills.
  • Ability to write clear, concise technical reports.
  • The ability to currently and legally drive a car in the UK.

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.

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