Flood & Coastal Risk Management Advisor (Field) Midlands - 25635

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East Midlands, South West, West Midlands
Barton-upon-Humber , Birmingham , Boston , Fradley, Henley-in-Arden , Hereford , Kettering , Kidderminster , Lincoln , Louth , Mablethorpe , Revesby, Shrewsbury , Smethwick , Solihull , Spalding , Stafford , Sutton Coldfield , Tewkesbury , Uttoxeter , West Bromwich , West Lindsey
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Operational Delivery
£37,462
Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference? We are planning for the future and to manage the risks of climate change. Working with partners we are reducing flood risk and making our environment a better place for people and wildlife. Our Field Operations teams protect people and the environment by maintaining and operating our Flood & Coastal Risk Management assets and responding to flooding incidents. We already have ISO 55001 certification and it is our ambition to deliver a world class asset management service.

In this role, you will:
• Support the Field Team Leader by providing technical/professional advice, leadership, programme management directly within the Field Teams.
• Work with colleagues to ensure our safety standards for operations maintenance and incident response are being maintained and continuously improved.
• Ensure compliance with statutory obligations - Reservoirs Act (1975), CDM 2015, other legislation including HSWE assurance of internal maintenance delivery.
• Through this collaborative working, guide, develop, manage and deliver an optimised routine maintenance programme of low risk or specialist activities.
• Provide budget control and monthly reporting of key information to governance groups.
• Build excellent working relationships with field team colleagues, and other internal and external partners.

The EA is a Category 1 responder, and everyone has a role to play. You will be expected to take part in a regular standby roster for incident or emergency 24/7 response over a 7-day period. You will get additional pay and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you.

You will be allocated a base location closest to your home within your chosen area. Your work will be split across the office, out in the field and across the area.
Field teams are the workforce of the Environment Agency.

As our ‘frontline’ they provide operational response during flood events by operating our critical river and coastal assets 24/7. They also carry out an annual programme of maintenance and construction activities; grass cutting, vermin control, removal of obstructions and asset repairs.

Other departments within the EA will also request assistance. We work closely with the asset performance, fisheries, hydrometry and telemetry teams.
Your energy and enthusiasm, combined with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships are critical to the success of this role.

Essential Skills:
• Full UK Driving Licence
• Knowledge and experience of Asset Management
• Aptitude for coaching and mentoring colleagues
• Managing HSWE on construction/maintenance sites
• Delivering projects/programmes in field-based/site-based teams
• Organisational skills and ability to work under pressure
• Delivering results against performance targets
• Experienced user of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
• Knowledge of/willingness to learn our in-house systems

Qualifications and Licences: You will either have or we will support you to work towards:-
• IAM Certificate
• Site Manager’s Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
• IOSH Managing Safely/NEBOSH (Construction or General)
• X63 CDM Principal Contractor accredited training (internal course)
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We don’t just talk about diversity; we seek it, embrace it and live it, for the benefit of our staff, our communities and our environment.

Everyone starting in a new role will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support needed. As part of your comprehensive induction, you will be provided with all the equipment required for your role.

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

Interviews will be held over the fortnight w/c Monday 20th March 2023. Interviews will be held remotely via MS Teams..

27/02/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Description: Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency priorities cost-effectively.

Please note that your answers to the capability questions will be used for shortlisting purposes. Your examples do not necessarily have to be work related, please use the best example from any area of your life. You may find researching the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) useful when answering the questions. It is highly recommended that you read this and the EA capability framework before answering.

Please tell us about your experience of delivering a defined project or programme of works, demonstrating how you delivered the work using the resources available.

• What was the project/programme of works?
• What did you do?
• How did you do it?
• What resources did you use?
• What was the outcome?
Delivers Results Through Others
Description: Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

Please note that your answers to the capability questions will be used for shortlisting purposes. Your examples do not necessarily have to be work related, please use the best example from any area of your life. You may find researching the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) useful when answering the questions. It is highly recommended that you read this and the EA capability framework before answering.

Describe an example of how you have achieved your desired outcomes by working successfully through a wider team of people.

• What was the situation?
• How did you secure their resources and commitment?
• How did you overcome any challenges?
• What was the outcome?
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

To achieve flood and coastal risk management targets, it requires the setting of high standards and the ability to organise and prioritise work.

Please note that your answers to the capability questions will be used for shortlisting purposes. Your examples do not necessarily have to be work related, please use the best example from any area of your life. You may find researching the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) useful when answering the questions. It is highly recommended that you read this and the EA capability framework before answering.

Describe a time when you have achieved a significant result, what did you do and what did you learn?

• How did you plan and prioritise your work to meet your goal?
• How did you monitor progress?
• What was the outcome?
Full Driving Licence
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.