Major Projects & Programme Resource Advisor G5 - 18290

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 5
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Education and Training, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Procurement and Contracts Management, Programme and Project Management, Analytical
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.

This Resource Advisor role will support key stakeholders in equipping their current and future programmes and projects’ people resources with the right skills, at the time these are needed and as efficiently as possible. This will be through gathering and interrogating resource data and working alongside and supporting others in producing local resource models and resource scenario plans, particularly related to capability assessment and development activities.
Additionally, you will be managing training budgets, scoping, and procuring training solutions specific to our stakeholders’ technical requirements and reviewing capability frameworks. An ability to identify key information and present this clearly and succinctly is also required.

We are looking for a forward thinker with a keen eye for detail who is an effective communicator, working collaboratively with key stakeholders at a range of grades, to ensure business requirements are met.
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.
You’ll need a degree level qualification or substantial experience in a relevant subject. You’ll have an understanding of the P3O framework, in addition to successfully managing training solutions/capability assessments. You’ll have experience of a similar role, although this is not essential. Knowledge of developing/procuring/implementing learning solution programmes, including budget and resource management and work processes, would be an advantage.

You’ll need to be competent in using Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint, and demonstrable experience of undertaking and summarising statistical analysis would be an advantage. As such you must be highly numerate and enjoy working with figures to analyse, interpret and present data.

One of the following qualifications would be an advantage but are not essential:
• P3O Foundation – if not undertaken you will be expected to complete this as a priority in the role
• Managing Successful Programmes Foundation
• Management of Portfolios Foundation
• PRINCE2 Foundation or APM Project Fundamentals qualification
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

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.

Give an example of when you have created a new database of records for analysis purposes, designing the analysis approach, sourcing reliable data and presenting meaningful outcomes.
• How did you identify that a new database was needed?
• How did you decide what information should or should not be included?
• How did you ensure your approach was fit for purpose?
• How did you know that the products you presented were meaningful and added value?
Influences and Persuades Others
Description: Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

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 a time when you have used your knowledge of your stakeholders’ learning requirements or current capabilities (or similar), to tackle a challenging issue and successfully change their viewpoint to align with your own.
• What made you decide that the issue needed to be tackled?
• Did you do anything in advance of tackling the issue?
• How did you present your viewpoint and what made you choose this method(s)?
• Did you adapt your approach and if so, why?
• How could you be sure that you had really convinced them to adopt your viewpoint instead?
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
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.

Describe a time when you have led the delivery of a programme of learning solutions or capability improvements (or similar).
• Who identified that these solutions/improvements were needed?
• What would have been the impact of not delivering these solutions/improvements and how did you know this?
• How did you ensure that your customers were kept informed of what was being delivered at the right time?
• Were your customers’ expectations met and how do you know this to be the case?
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.

Programme Management
Contract Management
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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.