Major Projects & Programme Contract Support Officer G3 - 18281

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Birmingham , Blandford Forum , Bodmin , Bridgwater , Chichester , Darlington , Exeter , Ipswich , Kettering , Kidderminster , Leeds , Lincoln , Mansfield , Newcastle , Norwich , Nottingham , Penrith , Peterborough , Preston , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling , Worthing , York , Fradley
Staff Grade 3
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management
£23,963
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.
You will be part of a diverse organisation which takes pride in welcoming applicants from all sections of the community. Our teams are geographically orientated so that we can focus our efforts on supporting local communities and businesses.

Climate Change is the biggest risk we face. We are planning for future flood scenarios including a 4oC rise in global temperature and are working with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife.

We provide a Portfolio Assurance service to colleagues in Project and Contract Management Integrated Delivery Hubs across England, as they help create a better place through excellence in project and programme management.

Our Business Team works nationally to support local Delivery Teams. They analyse performance against programme targets, organise training and development, manage our workforce, ensure our contractors are paid the right amount at the right time, and a wide range of other activities.
We are the Resource Planning, Assurance & Skills team, part of Portfolio Assurance, working with other teams across Assets and Programme Management and Integrated Delivery Hubs, as they help create a better place through our work in Asset and Portfolio, Programme and Project Management.

We support and assure the resourcing of our teams, ensure contractors are paid the right amount at the right time and support other teams with a wide range of other activities.
GCSE or a business-related subject and some A Level standard qualification are essential. It’s also important you’re confident in using MS Office, particularly Excel, and that you have administrative experience. Some accountancy training or experience of Sage would also help.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for interpreting financial data, spotting issues, and confidently reaching solutions, whilst maintaining positive working relationships.

With so many contacts across the Environment Agency, it’s also important that you’re positive, enjoy helping colleagues and take pride in your work, within a high performing team.

Naturally, we want you to be the best in your field, so expect training and development that helps you grow professionally. We will also pay your fees for one professional membership.
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
Data and Information Management
Description: Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

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.

This role requires someone who is comfortable working with financial data. Please describe what experience you have of working with this type of information. What was the situation, who were your customers and how did you check for data quality?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Description: Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes and without, compromising quality or accuracy.

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.

This role requires the skill to develop and maintain excellent working relationships. Please give an example of when you have had to balance the needs of a number of different customers. What was the situation, what was your role and how did you ensure everyone’s needs were met?
Achieves Results
Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

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.

This role requires good organisational skills to achieve timely results. Please describe how you have met routine deadlines. What was the situation, how did you ensure you met the deadline and what was the outcome? What would have happened if the deadline was not met?
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 not applicable.

Project Support
Contract Management
Finance
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.