We are looking for a suitably experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic person to join us for 18 months as lead Nature Conservation Adviser providing support and expertise in all aspects of nature conservation, including water, soils and geo-conservation for our sites across Wales.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an 18 month Fixed Term opportunity and may be otherwise known as Wildlife & Countryside Adviser.
What it's like to work here
The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s proving to be a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy will enable our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all.
What you'll be doing
Your focus will be providing consultancy advice and advice in nature conservation across our sites in Wales. This will include responding to requests for information, advice and hands-on support to meet the needs and demands of property teams. Essential to effective delivery will be a positive partnership with our General Managers.
You will work with other Consultants within Wales to contribute to our Property Business Plans, by participating in the Conservation Performance Indicator (CPI) process, identifying nature conservation opportunities and needs, and the resources required to deliver property objectives and meet KPI targets.
Please read the full role profile, attached to the end of this advert.
Who we're looking for
You’ll need to be wildlife and countryside professional with sound knowledge of nature conservation, and the latest available innovations in nature conservation that can be used across the National Trust. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of relevant legislation and external issues regarding policy and practice instructions relating to nature conservation.
As an adviser to internal customers you’ll need to have excellent relationship management skills, with negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to provide consultancy services, developing relationships through trust, listening and delivering a high quality service.
You’ll need to have experience of project management, managing medium sized projects over a short timeframe, and working within existing NT frameworks to deliver results.
Above all you’ll need to inspire and engage with your customers in the area of nature conservation.
As a key member of the Consultancy team in Wales, you’ll also have a positive and proactive attitude to nurturing a bilingual working environment. You will be keen to learn and use the Welsh language in the workplace if you do not speak it already. (The NT in Wales provide a combination of internal and external training in Welsh language skills as part of you continual development).