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Senior Specialist Surveyor

Natural Resources Wales
£47,408 - £52,359
Closing date
25 Jan 2023

Job Details

Senior Specialist Surveyor

Closing date: 25 January 2023

Salary: £47,408 - £52,359

Location: Flexible

Contract type: Permanent

Work pattern: 37 hours

Post number: 202935

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the natural environment across Wales.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, talented and experienced chartered surveyor to enable and support the delivery of a multitude of biodiversity related projects across Wales.

You will be a professional expert who can use influencing and negotiation skills to work internally and externally, improving the condition of designated sites and to tackle nature and climate emergencies.

You will provide an expert role and lead on biodiversity and fisheries projects across Wales. You will be 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


Knowledge and experience of the following: 

  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. Able to manage complex Projects and Programmes of work.
  5. Proven ability to manage financial, legal, operational and reputational risk around the post holder’s area of work and identify risks to the business.
  6. In-depth knowledge in land and property management to enable the provision of objective advice to others on specialist issues.
  7. Confidence and the ability to discuss policy and legal land stewardship issues with a range of audiences.
  8. 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.
  9. Excellent negotiating skills employed to achieve the best outcome for NRW.
  10. Expertise in identifying areas for cost reduction and increasing income.

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

For more information, 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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