Senior Adviser, Timber Sales

Flexible within Wales (Bangor or Cardiff preferred)
Grade 6 - £33,424 - £36,559
04 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Job Level
Consultant, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, tax free childcare and salary sacrifice schemes.


Role Purpose

Responsible for ensuring commercial guidance, policies and templates meet EU, UK, WG and NRW requirements through interpretation of highly complex and detailed documentation taking a risk-based approach and rolling these out across the team and the wider organisation.                                                                                                             
Provide specialist commercial advice as the ‘Timber Sales Expert’ to Timber Sales staff based on interpretation of the regulations and rules, case law and precedents.

Assist the Sales and Marketing Team Leader to develop and deliver the NRW Enterprise Plan and deliver best practice in Timber Sales and contract management across NRW.

Coordinate develop, deliver and enable the implementation of processes and tools to support the efficient and integrated progression of business within a robust, flexible and EU-compliant Timber Sales and commercial governance framework.

Contribute to the development of NRW corporate policy and governance and monitor and advise on effective implementation in the business.


Qualifications and Skills

Desirable - Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (Full Membership or nearing completion) Chartered Institute of Marketing (Full Membership or nearing completion), or acceptable alternative. A willingness to study is essential
Essential - Experience of working within a governance framework.


Demonstrable experience of input into a commercial function at a senior level in a diverse public or private sector organisation.

Expert understanding of procurement / commercial concepts, governance and techniques, to practitioner level, and maintenance of this through a wide range of interests and peer group interaction.

Astute customer focus, ensuring that customer needs are balanced with the requirements of the NRW commercial governance framework.

Substantial experience as a practitioner in the application of commercial knowledge and the specific requirements of the post.

Evidence of supporting commercial audit-based activities.

Transferrable experience of delivering business objectives, preferably those involving sustainable development and/or commercial.

Closing date: 13th October 2019

Interviews to take place when/where: Week commencing 21st October 2019 (Location TBC)