Flood Risk Programme Senior Advisor G6 - 18327

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East of England
Bedford , Brampton , Chelmsford , Colchester , Ely , Ipswich , Norwich
Staff Grade 6
Permanent
Part Time
Business Management & Improvement, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Knowledge & Information Management, Analytical
£46,374
You will be required to take the lead on local contentious and complex issues, seeking joint wins and securing partnership funding for priority projects.

As well as being a mentor and coach to other team members , you’ll provide specialist advice, guidance and support to senior managers and external partners. This will be consistent with legislation and best practice.
You will build and sustain excellent working relationships with partners; promoting and enhancing the Environment Agency’s goals and reputation, securing partnerships and funding.

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. 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 leadership skills and the ability to build relationships across a diverse customer base.
- Strong data management skills with the ability to interpret large data sets, particularly in Microsoft Excel.
- Coaching and mentoring skills to get the best out of people and have an active role in their development.
- Good organisational skills with attention to detail.
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
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.

We often have to work to very tight deadlines . using a good example what decisions and actions have you taken to successfully deliver unexpected work on time?
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 played a lead role in delivering a programme of work .
What was the work and what were the key elements of success that you had a direct involvement in.
Customer and Partner Relations
Description: Consults and collaborates with Customers and Partners effectively through awareness raising, education
and combined projects, ensuring buy-in to initiatives and the beneficial promotion of the Environment Agency’s duties and policies.

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 me about a time when you have disagreed with a customer on how to address an issue.

• What was the situation?
• How did you maintain the relationship with your customer?
• What were the main challenges and how did you overcome these?
• What was the outcome?
• What did you learn and would you do anything differently if a similar position arose in the future?
Uses Initiative
Description: Takes action before and/or beyond what is required, owning the outcome.

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 an occasion when you have had to complete a complex piece of work where there was no set process to follow.
what was the work and the outcome and how did you plan it, deliver it and manage the customer expectations
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.

Programme & Project Management
Working with Communities 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.