Farm Advice Lead Adviser Jobs UK with (Visa Sponsorship)

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Post NameFarm Advice Lead Adviser Jobs UK with (Visa Sponsorship)
Company NameNatural England
Employment TypeFull Time
Working Hours8 Hour
LocationWest Midlands, West Midlands, United Kingdom B1
Min. SalaryGBP 27273
Max. SalaryGBP 27273 Per Year

Job Description

Farm Advice Lead Adviser Jobs UK with (Visa Sponsorship), We’re seeking people who are passionate about playing an integral part in delivering nature recovery in the West Midlands.

Working flexibly across the Team area to provide skilled and passionate nature management and recovery advice and expertise to help deliver Natural England’s ambitions for the 25-Year Environment Plan and contribute to the successful long-term outcome of the Government’s aspiration to increase woodland cover across England.

The roles offer exciting opportunities for those with effective terrestrial ecological knowledge, particularly of grasslands, wetlands, heathlands, and woodlands, and experience in working collaboratively with partners and colleagues.

You will be uniquely placed to utilize your expert knowledge and engagement skills, to work at a range of scales from individual land managers to large partnerships.

This, combined with the range of levers available to staff, underpins Natural England’s unique role in delivering nature recovery.

Successful candidates will play a crucial role in convening and supporting strategic partnerships at a landscape scale to deliver nature recovery.

These are focused on the priority landscapes in the West Midlands that will deliver significant nature recovery and natural capital gains as well as contribute to climate resilience, flood risk mitigation, water quality, and social benefits.

Number and type of role:

Farm Advice Lead Adviser – one permanent role & one Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) until 31st December 2023

Do you have a passion for nature and the environment? Do you want to make a real difference and secure significant environmental gains in the present and the future? Do you enjoy working in a team? Can you see yourself advising communities and customers to maximize gains for the Natural Environment?

If this appeals to you, a career at Natural England offers rewarding opportunities to secure environmental improvements and play your part in creating a better future for people and nature.

The priority work Natural England is delivering includes:

  • Establishing a Nature Recovery Network to help wildlife thrive
  • Monitoring environmental changes to identify and help reduce the effects of climate change
  • Working with farmers and landowners to develop greener food production methods
  • Advising on plans for new developments to maximize gains for nature
  • Providing ways for people to better connect with nature, including green social prescribing

We are the Government’s advisor for the natural environment, playing a vital role in delivering the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, an ambitious vision that brings new opportunities to protect and enhance and to achieve real outcomes for the environment.


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 well-being.

Natural England provides excellent opportunities for career progression, training, and development tailored to your role.

From induction to ongoing learning and development, everyone in Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. Everyone has 10 days (pro rata) to devote to personal learning and development, as well as an additional 3 days (pro rata) to volunteer.

You will have access to Civil Service Pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances (33 days per year pro rata), as well as flexible working, to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us.

You will have access to a range of benefits including discounts on shopping vouchers, cycle-to-work schemes, and childcare vouchers.

You can also join the Civil Service Sports Club which offers discounts on a range of sports and leisure opportunities as well as social events.

Natural England is a fantastic place to work, where difference is celebrated.

We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Our shared values help us work together to benefit the communities we serve. Our thriving employee-led diversity networks support our inclusive culture and contribute to our Diversity Action Plan.

Key Tasks

  • Deliver a range of natural enhancement and recovery advice on farmland conservation, protected sites, and woodland creation proposals.
  • Provide technical advice on opportunities to maximize the creation of new habitats, such as grassland, wetlands, and woodland, and their contribution to natural recovery.
  • Be aware of and consider the constraints presented to new habitat creation and look for opportunities to improve their resilience and expansion at a scale and in a way that joins up Natural England’s work priorities to achieve nature recovery and build resilient landscapes.
  • Work collaboratively with local colleagues working on farmland and protected sites, land-use planning, National Nature Reserves Catchment Sensitive Farming, and area team casework.
  • Provide colleagues with technical advice to support protected sites casework, our SSSI designations work, new woodland establishment, and land-use planning.
  • Engage with land managers and stakeholders, increasingly on a one-to-many basis, to create and implement shared plans at a landscape scale to achieve healthy, functioning nature recovery networks.
  • Work with our key partners to secure nature recovery in our priority landscapes.
  • Seek opportunities to provide support and guidance to colleagues to help develop their technical skills and encourage/support all staff to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary way to deliver greater environmental outcomes.

How to apply

We welcome and encourage applications from all communities. Natural England is accredited to the Disability Confident Scheme, which denotes organizations that have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.

If you require a reasonable adjustment at the interview, or there is anything else you would like the panel to take into consideration, you should notify us of this at the application stage where possible, or well in advance of your interview.

This vacancy uses competency-based assessment. We’ll assess you against the competencies below during the selection process:

  • Technical Skills & Knowledge.
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Putting People at the Heart of the environment.
  • Creating resilient landscapes and seas
  • Work Delivery

When completing the application form you should present relevant examples using the STAR format. Give us an example of how you have demonstrated the competency (which can be work-related or from another area of your life) and tell us about the situation

The specific Task you had to undertake, the specific Actions you took, and the Result (both immediate and in a wider context) of your doing so.

Please note that STAR format is not required when answering the Technical Skills & Knowledge competency.

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