Flood Risk Support Officer - 7033

East Midlands, East of England, London, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Bideford , Bodmin , Brampton , Chelmsford , Colchester , Ely , Exeter , Ipswich , Kettering , Launceston , Lincoln , London, Norwich , Nottingham , Penrith , Preston , Rye , Sale , Sevenoaks , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling
Bedford Depot, Ely Office, Ely Depot, Brampton Office, Lutra House, Sir John Moore House, Pennygillam Depot, Alverdiscott Depot, Chelmsford Office, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Rivers House Kelvedon, Richard Fairclough House, Rye (Scots Float) Office, Orchard House, Kettering Depot, Nene House, Thames Barrier SE18 5NJ, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT
Staff Grade 3
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£22,433 (pro-rata)
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.

You will be part of a diverse organisation which takes pride in welcoming applicants from all sections of the community.

Acting to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do. We work with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife.

We’re investing £1.4 billion between now and 2021 that will reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK.

This role draws upon a range of transferrable and specialist skills. Working with other teams and organisations, you can expect to be involved in any of the following:

• Supporting the design and delivery of our flood defence maintenance programmes
• Supporting the planning and programming of flood risk projects
• Collection, analysis and interpretation of data
• Flood risk mapping and review of planning applications
• Working closely with communities, residents and businesses
• Taking part in incident management when flooding occurs

Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives? Join us to help protect even more homes and businesses from future flooding.
Flood and Coastal Risk Management is the largest department at the Environment Agency. Our teams plan, design and manage flood risk improvement projects, working in partnership with communities and other organisations to protect people and property from future flood risk.

We are looking for flexible and future focused individuals who can adapt to changing priorities, enjoy working with diverse customers and are keen to work in the environment and flood sector.
Through your experience to date you will ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following:

• An understanding of the impact of flooding
• Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
• Delivery of work by planning, tracking, gathering and maintaining data/information
• An appreciation of flood risk assets or assessment management
• Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team to make decisions and achieve planned outcomes
• Good organisational skills and an ability to use MS Office
• Excellent communication skills

The key things we’re looking for are transferrable skills and capabilities, so do not be put off applying if you don’t have a degree and/or you don’t have experience in this sector.

As an entry level grade we welcome all backgrounds, preferably with an interest in engineering, geography or science discipline.

Closing: 24th January 2018 23:55hrs
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to develop and succeed.

As part of your comprehensive induction you will also be provided with all the equipment required for your role.

There are also many fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits

For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact: FCRMRecruitment@environment-agency.gov.uk

These vacancies are a mixture of permanent and fixed term contract opportunities

Interviews are scheduled to take place from week commencing February 26.

24/01/2018, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

To achieve Flood and Coastal Risk management targets, requires the setting of high standards and the ability to organise and prioritise work.

Please describe when you have had to deliver a challenging piece of work;

What was the piece of work?
What was your approach?
What was the result?
Data and Information Management
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

Data and evidence underpin all decisions regarding flood risk. As part of you role you will be expected to analyse and interpret data.

Please describe when you had to rely on data to make an informed decision and on how it impacted on the overall delivery of your task;

What was the data?
What was the decision?
What was the result?
Communicates Effectively
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

Working with a wide range of customers with varying levels of flood risk awareness, requires the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
You will be expected to communicate and engage with others effectively through speech and writing.

Please describe when you have used your communication skills effectively to convey information and ideas clearly to others;

Who was your audience?
What was the message?
What did you take into consideration to ensure the message landed well?
Works in Teams
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

Success in Flood Risk Management is reliant upon team working and partnership. Please describe when you have previously been a member of an effective team;

What was your role in the team?
How did you interact with others in the team to achieve a common goal?
What was your contribution to the team goal?
Full UK Driving License
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.