Flood Risk Programme Officer G4 - 18307

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East of England, South East
Bedford , Brampton , Chelmsford , Colchester , Ely , Ipswich , Norwich , Sevenoaks , West Malling , Worthing
Staff Grade 4
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Knowledge & Information Management
£28,785
This role is varied and draws upon a diverse range of transferrable skills. Working closely with other teams from differing technical disciplines across the Environment Agency, you can expect to be involved in any of the following:

• Developing and planning programmes of work
• Tracking programme progress and performance
• Collecting, analysing, and interpreting data
• Advising on programme risks and opportunities
• Working closely with project delivery teams, including local authorities
• Preparing reports and presentations highlighting programme performance and risks to a variety of audiences

There are also opportunities to get involved with incident management when flooding occurs. We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need.
Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) plays a huge part in the work that the Environment Agency does; helping to protect against flooding. and minimising the risks caused by any floods that do occur. The Programme team manages programmes of work covering discrete areas across England. We’re investing £5.2 billion between 2021 and 2027 to reduce flood risk to 336,000 homes across England.
Experience/skills required

• Strong organisational and inter-personal skills and a proven ability to use MS Office (strong Excel skills will be required).
• Understand and enjoy working with data and a sound knowledge of Project and Programme Management is desirable although not essential.
• GIS skills would be advantageous to help display powerful info-graphics.
• Able to present convincing verbal and written advice and have a practical approach to problem solving.
• A proactive approach and fresh perspective will ensure you’re always looking for ways we can improve.
• A proven record of working with customers and delivering on time are essential.
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.

Tell us about a time when you have had to co-ordinate information from a variety of sources in order to solve a difficult technical problem.

• What was your approach to collating this information?
• How did you analyse/sort it?
• How did it assist you in solving the problem?
• How did you deliver your response?
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.

Tell us about a time when you have had to explain complex technical information to a non-technical person.

• What was the situation?
• What was your approach?
• How did you decide which were the key messages that needed to be communicated?
• What difficulties did you face and how did you overcome these?
• How did you check understanding?
• What was the outcome?
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.

Drawing on your experience of working in small or large teams how have you managed:your own development, workload pressures and relationships in the team whilst still delivering your work effectively.
Programme and Project Management
Description: Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.

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.

Using a good example please explain how you have supported in the successful delivery of part or all of a programme of work and explain how that differs from delivery of a project
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 & Project Management
GIS
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.