Flood risk team member - 11167

East of England, London
Welwyn Garden City
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 3
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Knowledge & Information Management
We have 1 permanent and 1 temporary position for team members to help manage the flood risk data and information requests that we receive from our customers, as well as supporting the team with projects and engagement activities. The successful candidates will get an understanding of the technical data we hold and how this is used by our customers to ensure development and activities near rivers take full account of flood risk and the environment. They will also support the team as they work with internal teams, local authorities and others to raise awareness of flood risk and reduce flood risk from single sources and in combination. There will also be an opportunity to support our incident management response.
Partnership and Strategic Overview teams develop the technical knowledge needed to deliver a strategic overview of flooding, providing evidence to support our flood risk work across Hertfordshire and North London. We provide flood risk advice for planning applications, assess flood risk activity permits and manage flood risk data and information requests for customers. We work with lead local flood authorities and help to develop strategic flood plans for communities at risk of flooding.
We are looking for individuals with good communication skills and great customer focus with a passion for the environment. We are looking for someone with data management skills who can interpret technical information. They need to be organised and work well as part of a busy team. Knowledge of the Environment Agency's flood risk management responsibilities is desirable.
You need competent IT skills, including GIS. There are opportunities for training and professional development.
You will need to be flexible and adaptable and provide support for different work activities as required.
For further information please email rachel.keen@environment-agency.gov.uk.
Your qualifying experience may be gained through a combination of formal qualifications and some experience through to no formal qualification and more experience.
An understanding of flood risk and incident management is beneficial. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

30/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Works in Teams
Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.
Tell us about how you have worked successfully as part of a team. For example, how do you contribute to team effort to work effectively as part of a team? What are/were the challenges and outcomes?
Communicates Effectively
You use a variety of methods to help others to develop and understand. You listen and question to understand and engage and convey information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing. Please give an example of when you have had to communicate information effectively , describing how you did it and why you did it the way you did.
Data and Information Management
You can co-ordinate responses to correspondence and enquiries, ensuring that internal and external information is effectively processed and is in compliance with Environment Agency policy and procedure. Please give an example of when you have managed data and information effectively.
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.

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