Flood Risk Programme Advisor G5 - 18308

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East
Farnham , Kettering , Lincoln , Newcastle , Peterborough , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Knowledge & Information Management
£36,389
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

- Programming practitioner, preferable with a technical background, who is able to lead and support others in the delivery of programmes.
- Strong, effective communication skills (written and verbal) with a proven ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with others of all levels.
- Strong data management skills with the ability to interpret large data sets, particularly in Microsoft Excel.
- Ability to use their initiative, be flexible, innovate, solve problems and make decisions to improve efficiency and productivity.
- Good organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.
- Coaching and mentoring skills to get the best out of people and have an active role in their development.
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
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.

Drawing on your experience can you describe your role in programme planning and delivery and how that differs from Project management and also explain what key activities you should undertake when managing a programme.
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
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.

"Describe a time when you have had to inspire your team to perform in the face of unwelcome change.

• What was the situation and why was the change unwelcome?
• How did you maintain a positive outlook in the team?
• How did you deal with less positive attitudes from team members?
• What was the outcome?
Delivers Results Through Others
Description: Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

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 recent example to draw upon describe how you ensured that your team’s activities and objectives have worked well with other, interdependent teams objectives and priorities and achieved a successful outcome ?

• How did you identify the other teams’ requirements?
• How did you build these requirements into your team’s activities?
• What challenges have you faced in doing this?
• What advice would you give to a new team manager when faced with a similar situation?"
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
Working with communitieis and engagement
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.