Flood Risk Advisor G5 - 18336

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East Midlands, East of England, London, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Birmingham , Blandford Forum , Brampton , Bridgwater , Chichester , Colchester , Darlington , Ely , Ipswich , Kettering , Kidderminster , Leeds , Lincoln , London, Mansfield , Newcastle , Norwich , Nottingham , Penrith , Peterborough , Preston , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling , Worthing , York , Fradley
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£36,389
Flooding represents a crucial challenge both now and into the future as the impacts of climate change become apparent.
Having a strategic overview of all sources of flooding, the Environment Agency has a key role to play in the management and reduction of flood risk. As a Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor in the Partnerships and Strategic Overview Team, you will be working in an extremely varied role that draws upon a diverse range of skills.
You will be expected to lead the delivery of our flood risk management projects by building effective relationships with communities and community leaders, professional partners and internal specialists. Technical Advisors in this team are integral to seeking opportunities to deliver environmental improvements alongside our flood schemes. Our ambition is to work more with natural processes as we seek to work in partnership with land managers and environmental groups such as wildlife trusts.
The role also leads our engagement with Risk Management Authorities who deliver significant flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes that contribute to the delivery of the national targets for reducing flood risk to properties over the next 6 years
Partnerships & Strategic Overview support the whole lifecycle of our flood and coastal risk management assets. We use a wide range of skills to help us plan for the future. They include the analysis of data to inform future investment plans, engagement with communities and professional partners and developing strategic approaches to future flood risk management. We work in partnership with communities and other organisations to protect people and property from future flood risk.
Through your experience you will ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following:
• Have an engineering / geographical / science background or a relevant degree / professional qualification
• Apply a project management approach to manage multiple priorities and competing demands
• Be able to show where you’ve delivered success outcomes
• Be an intelligent problem solver, with a methodical work approach linked to managing risk
• Have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with a variety of customers
• Experience of working within and knowledge of flood risk management is desirable but not essential. It would be advantageous to hold a Full UK driving licence.
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
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Description: Develops and maintains effective working relationship.

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.

Our stakeholder liaison is an important element in delivering effective project outcomes. When have you identified your stakeholders and how did you do this?
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.

At the Environment Agency we are often having to balance competing priorities. When have you had to prioritise your workload based on competing priorities and how did you decide what was the most important task?
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.

We have an ambitious capital programme and aim to deliver better flood protection to 337,000 properties between now and March 2027 and seek to deliver this in the most sustainable and efficient way.
Provide an example when efficiencies were key to you delivering a successful outcome.
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.

We are always seeking to deliver more for the communities we serve and provide betterment for the environment in everything we do. Our ambition is to create a better place.
Tell us when you have created something positive that went beyond your initial 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 as not applicable.

Programme Management
Strategic Planning
Working with communities and engagement
Coastal 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 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.