Area Asset Management Team Leader G5 - 18279

2
East Midlands, South East
Kettering , Lincoln , Sevenoaks , West Malling
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£36,389
As an Area Asset Management Team Leader, you'll be responsible for the flood and coastal risk assets within your catchment, ensuring they are effectively managed from cradle to grave. This is all part of the Environment Agency’s ambition to be world leading in asset management. Assets can include earth embankments, flood walls, pumping stations and flood storage reservoirs.

Our assets are designed to protect people and property and as Team Leader you will be providing strong and effective leadership to a team of highly skilled individuals. You will be looking to bring the best out in your team so they are able to be ‘their best self’ and create an inclusive environment.

You will be supported by and be a valuable part of the Area Operations Leadership Team, led by the Area Operations Manager and made up of other Team Leaders and Senior Specialists.

As a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act, there are many roles you will be able to support in during flooding incidents. Some may require out of hours working.
Area Asset Management Teams manage the whole life-cycle of our flood and coastal erosion risk management assets, i.e. planning, delivery, maintenance, decommissioning. They are responsible for ensuring our assets are constructed, inspected, surveyed, assessed, maintained, and operated in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. We reduce flood risk to people and property by ensuring our assets operate as intended and deliver multiple benefits where required.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate people leaders. As a Team Leader you will be able to describe how to;

- deliver the outcomes of the Environment Agency through others;
- communicate effectively with both internal and external groups;
- manage multiple and competing demands;
- inspire your team so that they are able to achieve our ambitions;
- demonstrate how you can support your team with their development needs.

You’ll use your experience to manage the health, safety and wellbeing of yourself, and others.

Experience in civil engineering and asset management activities are not essential, however, an appreciation/understanding/experience in these is a distinct advantage. Don’t be put off applying if you don’t have a degree and/or extensive experience.

As part of the Area Operations Leadership team, you will be comfortable in supporting the wider Operations team in the Area and occasionally deputising for Area Operations Manager.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve.

We will be holding interviews for these roles during September 2021 and more detailed information will be sent to the successful candidates.

We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity and we appreciate your understanding and patience whilst we assess applications.

For questions relating to this role, please contact ea_resourcing_project@environment-agency.gov.uk.

04/08/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Leads People
Description: Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the Environment Agency.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

As an Area Asset Management Team Leader you will be providing direction and motivation to a technical team to deliver shared team and organisational outcomes. This includes all aspects of whole life asset management and ensuring we maintain our ISO55000 accreditation.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about a time when you’ve led a team of people to deliver a challenging outcome.

Please consider:
• How has your leadership style inspired and motivated individuals, and the team, to achieve the goals?
• How you ensure the team and corporate outcomes are met?
• What did you learn?
Develops People
Description: Makes sure team members have the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully carry out their current role and to develop into future roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

As an Area Asset Management Team Leader you will need to ensure your team have the right skills, knowledge and experience to undertake their current and future development roles, as we move to fully implement our asset management system. This drives our priorities now, and into the future.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about a time when you’ve developed the needs of an individual or team in order to help them to achieve success.

Please consider:
• How you give feedback to others and share learning?
• How you ensure people have the right skills?
• How do you ensure everyone feels included?
Manages Change
Description: Understands role in leading change. Successfully leads change in own team.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

The Environment Agency has received £5.2 billion over the next 6 years for capital investment in our flood and coastal erosion risk assets. This financial settlement is going to bring about change in our Area Asset Management Teams. As a Team Leader you will need to steer the team, support team members and gain commitment to change.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about a time when you’ve managed a group of people through a period of change.

Please consider:
• How you managed resistance to change?
• How you created an environment where the team were open and receptive to change?
• How you played an active role in implementing change?
Manage your health and safety
Description: Making sure your own behaviour reduces risks to the health and safety of yourself and others.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

Area Asset Management Teams commission many different types of work to maintain and repair our flood and coastal erosion risk assets. As a Team Leader you’re expected to ensure your team are fully trained, developed and appraised of current legislation and practices and to be able to provide assurance of this.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about a time when you’ve had to manage the health, safety and wellbeing of a team or group of people.

Please consider:
• How you evaluated the risks
• How you challenged any unsafe practices
• How you monitored and checked the health and safety practices of the group/team
Technical Skills
This question is for information only and will not be scored.

For the majority our roles you do not need any additional technical skills, but for some of the roles in our area teams we are seeking additional expertise in the technical areas specified below.

If you have one or more of the areas of technical expertise detailed below, then please provide a short statement describing your level of expertise as part of your application, otherwise please mark this section as not applicable.

Managing Health & Safety
Programme & Project Management
A full UK driving licence is required
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.