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Natural Resources and Well-being Coordinator

Closing date: 23/04/2021

Reference: REQ102772

22.2 hours / Fixed-Term

24,982 - 27,041 *

County Hall, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

A vacancy exists within Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to manage, coordinate and deliver a project in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy as well as assist officers from within Public Protection with enforcement activities to minimise enviro-crime within the county.

This role requires you to work with colleagues from across the whole Council as well as representatives from other external partner agencies to promote civic pride and reduce enviro-crime in Ceredigion.

The principal role of this post is to engage local communities and facilitate, empower and support volunteers, and other local partners, to undertake a variety of activities to improve Local Environmental Quality (LEQ) and access to nature.  You will act as the Keep Wales Tidy point of contact for the county and work closely with Keep Wales Tidy to deliver the Caru Cymru project as well as assist officers from Public Protection with related enviro-crime enforcement, when necessary.

The successful candidate should have good communication and customer service skills, have experience of undertaking enviro-crime and environmental protection enforcement activities, as well as experience of successfully managing and co-ordinating project work.  You must also be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, prioritise your workload and be able to work as part of a small team but equally be self-motivated and organised to work alone in certain situations.

The role will be flexible, with priorities changing depending on current funding sources and national priorities.  The post is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 grant, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.

As an organisation, we are committed to supporting the Welsh language and culture, and to ensuring our services and activities serve to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language. This post requires Welsh language skills but if you do not already have these skills, the Council provides Welsh Work Improvement courses to support you in your efforts to learn Welsh.

The Council also offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes flexible working time arrangements, discounts and salary-sacrifice schemes. You will be required to work outside core hours when necessary and weekend working as and when required.

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal discussion concerning the post, please contact Anne-Louise Davies on 01545 572105.

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Policy, Performance and Public Protection

We lead on corporate performance, corporate policy, strategic partnerships, engagement, community cohesion and civil contingencies, and also are responsible for strategic and operational responsibility for public protection: environmental health, food fraud, licencing and trading standards.  Our key functions are as follows: 

  • Complaints, Compliments and FOI
  • Corporate Performance and Policy: Corporate performance; Property gazetteer; Research
  • Public Protection: Environmental health; Food fraud; Licencing; Trading standards; Pollution Control; Pest Control; Weights and Measures; Communicable Diseases; Health and Safety; Animal Health.
  • Strategic Partnerships, Engagement and Research: Business continuity; Civil contingencies; Community safety partnership; Engagement; Equality; Public service board;  Refugee programm
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