Operations Field Services Lead Team Member 2 (South Suffolk) - 11165

East of England
Iceni House
Lead Team Member 2
Compressed Hours
Operational Delivery
£20,566 pro rata
Within our Operations Field Team, You will work with and lead teams to manage river and coastal defences, working to counteract the causes of flooding and pollution and providing an emergency response service for the Environment Agency. You will lead team members on sites, ensuring everyone works efficiently and safely delivering routine maintenance of our assets.

The team works to protect properties and infrastructure by maintaining flood defences and river channels. This physical role involves working in a team, outside in all weathers. We undertake a range of activities, from strimming, debris and tree removal to construction and maintenance works. We act quickly when floods and incidents occur, so you will take part in an emergency call out rota to respond, operating our assets such as pumps, sluices and flood gates.

Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support needed to succeed.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and there are fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.
The South Suffolk Field Team is based at our depot in Ipswich. We deliver a maintenance programme on rivers and watercourses across the area, we respond to flooding and environmental incidents both day and night. We provide advice and support to our colleagues in Asset Performance, Hydrometrics, Biodiversity and Environmental Management. We also work across the country when called upon to assist other areas in incident response and environmental incidents.
- You should demonstrate a positive adaptable approach and a 'can do' attitude as a worthy team player.
- Good organisational skills and a proven ability to work under pressure during incidents are essential.
- You must understand site health and safety requirements
- You will need good communications skills to be able to deal with stakeholders.
- You will need to be able to coach and encourage others on site.
- You will need a good level of environmental awareness, experience with tablet style computers and familiarity with mobile technology.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

The ideal candidate will have leadership experience and a foundation of practical skills along with competence in the use of tools and plant and machinery.
The grade rate is £20,566
Hours of work: 37 per week.

Some standby and on-call work will be required. You'll also be required to take part in incident response. If successful your manager will discuss arrangements with you depending on your role.

The information in the candidate pack is taken from a generic role profile so, whilst relevant, it is not specifically tailored to this position. The advert provides you with details of key accountabilities and skills needed.

We welcome applications regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity or marital status.

If you have any questions on these posts please contact the hiring manager: Liam Webb via liam.webb@environment-agency.gov.uk or on 02084749352

The closing date for applications is 30/06/2019.

30/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Uses Initiative
Please note we do not accept CVs. It is your answer given to the question below that will be used for interview selection.

You will occasionally be required to use your own initiative to resolve problems, sometimes under pressure during incidents.
Tell us about a time you found and delivered an innovative solution to an on going issue. What information did you need to consider and what were the alternatives to the solution you chose.
Coaches Others
Please note we do not accept CVs. It is your answer given to the question below that will be used for interview selection.

As a Lead Team Member, you will need to support others in your team to develop themselves.
Tell us about a time you have had to give constructive feedback to someone or you have identified an opportunity for them to develop their skills or knowledge.
Manage your health and safety
Please note we do not accept CVs. It is your answer given to the question below that will be used for interview selection.

In a role which is largely based outdoors, The Environment Agency is keen that everyone stays safe at work and encourages safe behaviour and attitudes from others.
Please provide an example of when you have reported and actioned a potentially unsafe / harmful situation or method of working. What did you do, what was the outcome.
Field Delivery
Please note we do not accept CVs. It is your answer given to the question below that will be used for interview selection.

The post requires extensive field work experience.
Please could you provide examples of where you have used construction / building skills and techniques, small tools, power tools and mechanical plant and equipment.
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.