Major Projects & Programme Project Support Officer G3 - 18282

10
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
At the Environment Agency there’s so much more to our work than building flood risk management schemes or regulating industry. We strive to ensure that everything we do counts towards leaving a legacy to be proud of – for people, communities, and the environment – for all of us to enjoy and for future generations.

We’re looking for a project support officer where communication and organisation are essential, giving our teams the support, they need by efficiently and accurately handling project information. In this valued role, you will gain in-depth understanding of large-scale projects that are having a hugely positive effect across the country.

There’ll be lots to do: data processing, preparation of newsletters and briefings, reporting and meetings to support. Anything and everything to help colleagues be ever-more effective in their roles. You’ll accompany project managers on site visits and help out with community events. As you grow in confidence, we will support your ambitions too and help you use the experience as a spring-board for your career.

With so many contacts across the Environment agency, it’s also important that you’re positive, enjoy helping colleagues, promote collaboration and take pride in your work.
We are Programme and Contracts Management (PCM), part of Operations Assets & Programme Management, creating a better place through excellence in project and programme management. You'll become part of an award-winning team that provides areas, alongside national services, and centres, with an effective project and programme management service. Our strong, well-qualified teams manage projects throughout their lifecycle to deliver environmental improvements, adding value and resulting in a greater sense of shared ownership with local communities.
A level standard qualification is desirable and PRINCE2 Foundation or APM Foundation is an advantage. It’s important you’re confident in MS office too. Whilst time spent in project support or project management will help, more important is your interest in the work and exceptional talent for organisation and planning.

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?
Communicates Effectively
Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

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.

Describe how in a current or recent role your communication skills enable you to translate difficult or important messages to a line manager, client, stakeholder or colleague.
Works in Teams
Description: Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.

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.

Team work is incredibly important to us. We can only achieve the best results by working in genuine partnership and collaboration with others. Tell us about a time you had to support others to ensure the team worked successfully together.
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.


PRINCE2
APM Foundation
Working with Communities & Engagement
Programme Management
Town & Country Planning
Coastal Management
GIS
Modelling
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.