Flood and Coastal Risk Management Officer (Grade 3) - Bodmin - 11250

South West
Sir John Moore House
Staff Grade 3
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
We are looking for an environment champion with a passion to apply your IT skills to support and develop our Data, Mapping, Modelling and Information (DMMI) for flood and coastal risk management. As an evidence based organisation, this underpins all our work to support future climate resilient places, so is an essential role that focusses on the foundation for all we do.

It is also an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and forward-looking team, and develop your career, professional network, and lifestyle, in a beautiful area with some of the most interesting flood risk challenges, including flash flooding from rapid response catchments, and coastal storm flooding to our communities exposed to the full force of the Atlantic.

Although your role will focus on our DMMI, you will also have the opportunity to support the other work of our team that includes developing projects to manage flood and coastal risks, working with developers and local authorities to influence future sustainable development, and ensuring works near 'main rivers' or our flood defences does not increase flood risk or harm the environment.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake an incident management role to provide support during flood events.
Our Partnership and Strategic Overview team, based in Bodmin, provides the strategic overview to manage flooding from rivers and the sea across Cornwall, Plymouth and the Isles of Scilly. We:

• Provide the flood risk evidence base with our data, maps, models and information;
• Regulate works near rivers to manage environmental and flood risks;
• Work with partners to support future sustainable development;
• Work with partners to develop projects to manage flood risk.
Qualified to degree standard (or equivalent) in engineering or science relevant to flood and coastal risk management. Further experience in any of the following would be advantageous:

• Practical and up-to-date applied IT skills, including the use of GIS to support our work to develop and maintain the data, mapping, modelling and information that forms our evidence base for flood risk management.
• Understand flood and coastal risk management, and roles and responsibilities of flood risk management authorities.
• Self-motivated team-worker with initiative to quickly adapt to work demands and pressures in response to flooding.
• Our outcomes rely on relationships with others, so an excellent communicator who can adapt your style to help influence our varied range of partners and customers.
• Share our passion to support climate resilient places by managing river and sea flooding, and creating a cleaner healthier environment that benefits people and the economy.
This provides an excellent opportunity to follow a career that makes a real difference by helping to manage the risk of river and coastal flooding to our vulnerable communities. In return for your commitment, drive, and enthusiasm to create a better place you will benefit from the conditions of working for the Environment Agency. This includes our aspiration that working for us should feel life enhancing.

The post may involve some driving of EA vehicles so a UK driving license is essential.

For further details please contact - Steve Marks on 0208 4746322 or by email: stephen.marks@environment-agency.gov.uk

12/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Data and Information Management
Please give examples to demonstrate your high competency in information technology. This will be essential to support our work to develop and maintain the data, mapping, modelling and information that forms our evidence base for flood risk management.
Works in Teams
Our Partnership and Strategic Overview (PSO) team has a wide range of responsibilities for flood and coastal risk management, including the strategic overview for all sources of flood risk. Effective internal and external team working is therefore an essential competence for all our team members. Please give examples to explain why you consider yourself to be an excellent team player, and would work effectively with our varied range of internal and external partners and customers.
Communicates Effectively
Our outcomes often rely on communicating effectively with our internal and external partners. Please give examples to explain why you consider yourself to be an excellent communicator, and how you would adapt your style to suit our varied range of partners and customers.
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.

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