Senior Flood Risk Advisor G6 - 18339

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Birmingham , Farnham , Leeds , Penrith , Preston , Reading , Shrewsbury , Tewkesbury , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , Worthing , York , Fradley
Staff Grade 6
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£46,374
You will be part of a team that provides the strategic direction for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management.
As a senior specialist you will seek opportunities to deliver flood and coastal erosion risk management improvements as well as supporting growth and infrastructure development whilst considering the crucial challenge of adapting to a changing climate. You will identify where programmes of work can be integrated to deliver savings and efficiencies to our ambitious capital programme.
Working with other risk management authorities and infrastructure providers, you will build and maintain strong working relationships at a catchment and community level. As a senior specialist in Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management you will be part of the local leadership team, supporting the development of staff and working with our National team supporting policy and strategy implementation at the local level.
More specifically we are looking for someone who can translate our National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy and DEFRA 25 year plan into actions on the ground.
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.
We are looking for individuals with a strong track record and proven experience of working with and building effective working relationships with others.
Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills and the ability to achieve successful outcomes with those with differing viewpoints is essential for this role. Experience of developing a strategic approach to delivering outcomes and proven leadership skills are also required.
Programme and project management experience is necessary. You will need to demonstrate your experience of partnership working, stakeholder engagement, influencing and persuasion skills to be successful in this role.
The post holder will require a relevant degree or equivalent experience, be chartered, or working towards it, with a professional body ie CIWEM.
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?
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.

Please provide an example(s) of how you have been able to influence and persuade others and the skills and experience you have that allowed you to meet a successful outcome.
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.
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
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.