Flood Risk Team Leader G6 - 18340

1
South East
Sevenoaks , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling
Staff Grade 6
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£46,374
We are looking for a candidate with the drive and vision to provide leadership and direction to the Environment Agency’s Partnership & Strategic Overview (PSO) team.
You will be responsible for leading and managing a team that is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing relationships with a range of strategic partners including local communities and businesses, Risk Management Authorities, and securing funding.
Your team will provide leadership to identify, prioritise, assess, and deliver new and/or existing Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects with our partners. You will focus on working closely with, and influencing, Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) and other Risk Management Authorities (RMAs).
Using an evidence-based approach, your team will provide expert advice and guidance to deliver the best, long term, and sustainable, flood risk outcomes. You will help assess the risk to local communities and work with them to prioritise appropriate and cost-effective options for flood and coastal erosion risk management. working collaboratively, and with a “yes if” approach.
Your team will be seen as a “go to team”, to obtain Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) advice on government capital funding, planning-related flood risk assessments, permitting issues, mapping and modelling, and community engagement.
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.
Your excellent communication/interpersonal skills will compliment your enthusiasm/drive to achieve results, and to lead/coach others to do the same in a safe environment with well-being at the forefront of everything you do.
You should have a good understanding of the key issues relating to long term, sustainable Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management. The ability to translate strategies/policy into plans and programmes for delivery is required and you should have experience of delivering results through others.
Coaching/mentoring experience is essential. Experience of working with internal/external partners to help deliver the outcomes of a specific function/project, or team, to time/cost and quality is required.
Evidence of having demonstrated political awareness/sensitivity when dealing with external customers is needed.
It is desirable that that you are working towards becoming a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or an equivalent, relevant, professional body.
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?
Leads People
Description: Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the
Environment Agency.
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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 how you inspire and motivate your team, provide a clear vision and act as Role Model.
Delivers Results Through Others
Description: Harnesses the team to deliver results on 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.

How do you delegate work to others? What factors do you take in to account? Tell us about a time this has led to 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
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.