Asset Maintenance Operative - Team Member 2 - 11256

South East
Farnham , Guildford , Oxford , Sunbury-on-Thames , Wokingham , Hook
Ladymead Offices, Ashridge Treatment Works, Osney Yard, Farnham Compound Stw, Hartley Wintney Stw, Sunbury Office Building
Team Member 2
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
We are looking for an enthusiastic Team Member to help us deliver a range of operational and maintenance activities.
This hands on role involves working in a team, outside in all weathers, using a variety of tools and equipment to carry out tasks such as cutting grass on flood banks and clearing debris from trash screens.
You will carry out dynamic risk management and unplanned risk management documentation for low risk incident response activities. As part of the role you will regularly inspect equipment, such as tools, vehicles, plant and personal protective equipment.
Provide response to incidents inside and outside of normal working hours by participating, training and exercising in an incident standby role. Deploying sandbags, temporary barriers, mobile pumps and pollution equipment. You will be trained and supported to contribute to our response to incidents.
Our field teams protect people and the environment by maintaining and operating our flood and coastal risk management assets and responding to incidents.
Field teams predominately work outside, in or near water. With a range of technical skills they deliver watercourse maintenance, along with asset maintenance and construction projects using a variety of equipment and plant including floating plant, boats and other specialist equipment.
They support the prevention or mitigation of incidents day and night.
As part of this role we would like candidates to have the following:
• A positive adaptable approach to work,
• A high level of self-motivation,
• A desire to work outside,
• The ability to use judgement to resolve problems/escalate issues,
• Good communication skills,
• Good computer literacy and be competent with IT devices, such as iPads,
• Functional skills at level 2 in Math’s and English (e.g. GCSE Grades A–C or equivalent) – or be willing to work to attain these as part of the apprenticeship,
• A full driving license.
Environmental Awareness and an appreciation of site health and safety could be beneficial.
We welcome applications from individuals of any age, gender or background who are looking for a change in career direction. What matters is that you want to make a real, practical contribution to protecting our environment.

For more information about the role please contact
Interviews for these roles will take place w/c 15/07/2019
For further information on this role, the work of the Environment Agency and the extensive range of employee benefits please download the candidate pack.

01/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
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In this role you will need to communicate with a wide variety of colleagues. Can you tell us about a time when you have been asked to do a task that you were unfamiliar with and how did you communicate your concerns. What was the outcome and what could you have done differently?
Works in Teams
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It's essential that you're able to work co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals. Tell us about a successful team you have been part of, your role within the team and why you think it worked so well.
(Think about any team(s) you’ve been a part of - either at work, at school/college or socially)
Health Safety & Wellbeing
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We are keen that everyone stays safe at work and encourages safe behaviour from others.
Please explain your general understanding of Health, Safety and Wellbeing
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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.