Senior Specialist Surveyor

Natural Resources Wales
Flexible within South Wales
£45,739 - £50,516
Closing date
14 Jul 2022
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Senior Specialist Surveyor

Location: Flexible within South Wales

Salary: £45,739 - £50,516 (Grade 8)

Contract type: Fixed term Appointment to 31 March 2025

Work pattern: Full time- 37 hours a week, flexible

Post number: 202935

Closing date: 4 July 2022

Job Descriptio[n: The post holder will provide the high-level professional land agent expert role in their geographical area (South Wales), being responsible, directly and by the advice given, for ensuring NRW manages the significant financial, legal, operational and reputational risk arising from the management of land and assets in the Place.

The post holder will be the organisation's high level professional expert for bringing Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) into better condition.

Qualifications, experience and knowledge:

  1. Full Chartered Surveyor membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. (RICS)
  2. RICS Registered Valuer or a willingness to become one.
  3. Substantial relevant experience in the field and ability to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and personal and professional credibility and a commitment to continuing professional development.
  4. Excellent people management, financial management, leadership and influencing skills.
  5. Able to manage complex Projects and Programmes of work.
  6. Proven ability to manage financial, legal, operational and reputational risk around the post holder’s area of work and identify risks to the business.
  7. In-depth knowledge in land and property management to enable the provision of objective advice to others on specialist issues.
  8. Confidence and the ability to discuss policy and legal land stewardship issues with a range of audiences.
  9. Excellent inter-personal and influencing skills and the ability to develop and maintain good relationships and networks with a range of individuals and at all levels.
  10. Excellent negotiating skills employed to achieve the best outcome for NRW.
  11. Expertise in identifying areas for cost reduction and increasing income.

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

To apply, please visit our website


Our roles and responsibilities

  • Adviser: principal adviser to Welsh Government, and adviser to industry and the wider public and voluntary sector, and communicator about issues relating to the environment and its natural resources
  • Regulator: protecting people and the environment including marine, forest and waste industries, and prosecuting those who breach the regulations that we are responsible for
  • Designator: for Sites of Special Scientific Interest – areas of particular value for their wildlife or geology, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), and National Parks, as well as declaring National Nature Reserves
  • Responder: to some 9,000 reported environmental incidents a year as a Category 1 emergency responder
  • Statutory consultee: to some 9,000 planning applications a year
  • Manager/Operator: managing seven per cent of Wales’ land area including woodlands, National Nature Reserves, water and flood defences, and operating our visitor centres, recreation facilities, hatcheries and a laboratory
  • Partner, Educator and Enabler: key collaborator with the public, private and voluntary sectors, providing grant aid, and helping a wide range of people use the environment as a learning resource; acting as a catalyst for others’ work
  • Evidence gatherer: monitoring our environment, commissioning and undertaking research, developing our knowledge, and being a public records body
  • Employer: of almost 1,900 staff, as well as supporting other employment through contract work
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