Natural England Adviser (Ref: 4060)
Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 23rd May 2022
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Everything’s better with nature. You included.
We are the Government’s statutory advisor for the natural environment, playing a vital role in delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. This describes an ambitious vision, bringing new opportunities to protect and enhance, and to achieve real outcomes for the environment.
At Natural England, we love what we do. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. A healthy natural environment is fundamental to our wellbeing, prosperity and happiness – that’s why we collaborate with scientists, lawyers, project managers and experts to implement environmental policy and shape decisions.
We work with a wide range of partners, stakeholders and customers on a huge range of projects, from influencing construction, advising farmers and landowners how they can manage their land in a sustainable way for the benefit of the environment, gathering and analysing environmental data, and carrying out vital statutory duties. Across the country, we’re helping nature to support people and our planet.
We are focusing our efforts on six key programmes:-
Greener Farming and Fisheries – supporting those who manage land and sea to operate in harmony with the environment
Sustainable Development – creating great places for people to live and work
Connecting People with Nature - promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors
Resilient Landscapes and Seas – protecting and restoring wildlife and natural beauty for future generations
Specialist Science and Evidence - an evidence-led organisation that is driven by science
Managing the Organisation – gathering business data to enable decision making
Natural England staff are inclusive, motivated and ambitious to achieve results for our environment, for everyone. We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role.
Wherever possible Natural England accommodates requests for both full-time and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns to help employees achieve a good work/life balance and maintain their health and wellbeing.
From induction to ongoing learning and development, everyone in Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. Where appropriate there will be offers of training under our apprenticeship schemes.
See more about the work of Natural England at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england
National team roles can be carried out from any NE office. You can view a map of our office locations here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/natural-england-office-locations.
We have a wide variety of roles on offer. Here are some examples of the main types of role we have available:
•*Working with teams who advise farmers on how to reduce pollution from their farms and increase their biodiversity
•*Providing advice through the planning system to ensure habitats are protected and consider environmental opportunities of development activity
•*Working in teams providing advice to landowners and the fishing industry on how to manage and improve the quality of protected habitats on land and at sea
•*Providing advice through our wildlife licensing system to ensure valuable species are protected
•*Working in our enquiries team as the first contact for public and partner seeking advice
•*Working across Natural England to gather and analyse environmental and/ or business intelligence to support decision-making and governance.
•*Some roles are permanent and some are available as a fixed-term appointment.
Some roles on offer can only be done from specific offices. This includes Area Team roles where you would be expected to be based in the team’s geographic area. Some National Team roles can be done from any NE office while some National Teams have ‘hubs’ where you would be expected to join the rest of the team in a specific office including at Worcester and Crewe offices
You can view a map of our office locations here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/natural-england-office-locations
Technical Skills and Knowledge
•*Knowledge of Natural England’s role
•*Experience and evidence of providing advice to customers and stakeholders
•*Knowledge and experience of working within policy guidelines
•*Experience of, and ability in, applying effective communication skills (verbal and written) in conveying complex and/or difficult messages to a variety of different audiences
•*Experience of working in a fast-paced environment delivering work within deadlines and contributing to team targets
Please specify your location preferences in the appropriate field on the application form.
If we receive a significant number of applications we may choose to sift applications on the first two competencies of Personal Effectiveness and Work Delivery only.
If you are successful in being invited to interview you will be asked to give examples for all three competencies.
As this is a large recruitment campaign, timescales may be longer than usually expected, candidates being invited to interview will be contacted by email before end of May 2022.
Successful candidates who pass interview will be allocated roles in merit order based on scores achieved at interview and in accordance with location preferences, taking into account the work area successful candidates are most suited to wherever possible.
How to Apply
We'll assess you against the competencies below during the selection process. When completing the application form you should present relevant examples using the STAR format. STAR stands for:
Examples should be given in no more than 250 words for each competency. Please ensure you read the Candidate Information Pack before you begin completing the application form.
• Be ambitious, identify and adopt ways to make improvements in your team and your organisation and inspire others to act (practitioner)
• Make and explain objective decisions which combine your professional judgement and evidence (Practitioner)
• Manage and deliver your work to meet agreed targets and deadlines (practitioner)
• Handle data responsibly, understand your role in good governance, and comply with delegations, policies and procedures (basic)
Putting People at the Heart of the Environment
• Listen to and understand diverse partners and customers so that you achieve the best outcomes for them and the organisation you are representing (practitioner)
•*An environment with flexible working options
•*A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
•*A Civil Service pension
Selection process details
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
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