Flood Project and Partnerships Coordinator - 7036

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 , Rye , Sale , Sevenoaks , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling
Bedford Depot, Brampton Office, Trentside Offices, Sir John Moore House, Pennygillam Depot, Alverdiscott Depot, Manley House, 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 4
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£27,138 (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.

You can expect to be involved in any of the following:

• Engaging with diverse communities, businesses and a variety of stakeholders
• Advising local planning authorities
• Issuing environmental works permits
• Delivering projects
• Make sure that works near, and developments adjacent to, watercourses conform to various legislation

• Work with the Sustainable Places team to respond to development proposals
• Communicate complex information on sensitive issues in a manner that is tailored to your audience
• Interpreting and mapping data

Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives? Join us to help protect even more homes and businesses from future flooding.
Partnerships and Strategic Overview (PSO) teams have the overview of how flood risk is being managed in their geographic area.

PSO coordinate our relationship with other flood risk management authorities, including Lead Local Flood Authorities. PSO also help other teams and partner organisations plan future projects, such as the creation of new flood defences.

The team interprets data and flood mapping, works up projects, advises on any development that might be affected by flood risk.
Through your experience you will ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following:

• Have an engineering / science background or a relevant degree / professional qualification
• Skilled at managing multiple priorities and competing demands
• Be able to show where you’ve worked with others to deliver success
• Be an intelligent problem solver, with a methodical work approach
• Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
• Organisational skills and an ability to use MS Office (strong Excel skills are desirable) and other relevant applications
• Knowledge of, and experience working on, Projects, Working with others and/or Evidence and Risk work stream

Please don’t be put off applying for this role if you don’t have a degree, as experience in the flood risk sector is of equal interest to us.

Closing Date: 24th January 2018 at 23:55 hours
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
Flood Risk Assessment/ Management
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

PSO teams Identify locations at risk of flooding and evaluate the level of risk and make recommendations to minimise the risk of flooding.

Please give an example of when you have had to analyse a situation or scenario and make recommendations for improvement

What was the situation/scenario?
What methods did you use to come to your conclusion?
What was your recommendation?
Data and Information Management
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?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
The PSO team work in partnership with internal and external customers, they provide rapid and effective responses to achieve flood risk betterment.

Please describe when you have engaged with both customers and partners to overcome a complex matter
What was the matter?
What was your approach?
What was the outcome?
Achieves Results
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?
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.