IEP Water Quality Officer - 12724

South East
Red Kite House
Staff Grade 4
Fixed Term
Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability
£27,572 Pro-rata
This role is for 8 hours per week to assist our other Water Quality Officer and as such requires the successful candidate to have existing experience in water quality work.

A Grade 4 Water Quality officer provides an opportunity to help us maintain environmental performance, on both a local catchment level and working on National Portfolios. The officer will contribute and provide direction on the work of the Integrated Environment Planning (IEP) team, by using data, intelligence, technical knowledge and judgement to identify actions to deliver environmental improvement. Securing delivery of these actions will be achieved by coordinating or providing technical input to plans, reports and other communications and negotiating resource from internal delivery teams. Key to the role is the need to build and maintain productive and influential relationships with external customers and partners and provide specialist advice to working groups and local projects. The role requires experience of using evidence and analysis (including searching EA databases, and performing data analysis and manipulation within Excel) to explore problems and propose effective and innovative solutions. There is a need to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers, partners and communities and build relationships with team members, working co-operatively to achieve common goals.
The Integrated Environment Planning (IEP) team is predominantly a water planning team with specialists in water quality, water resources and river basin planning.
Working with area operational teams and national colleagues, we collate, analyse and share data, and produce the environmental plans that inform and drive East Midland’s area priorities.
We’re a team of trusted advisors at the heart of environmental decision making, who facilitate integrated actions to maximise the benefit for people and wildlife.
Good communication/influencing skills – You should be able to produce clear/persuasive written material and brief more senior staff and customers face-to-face.

Customer focus – you should be sensitive to the needs of the internal and external customers and able to deliver outcomes through these.

Good research/analysis skills, supporting an ability to make proportionate, evidence-based inferences/proposals from information.

Able to work under own initiative and as part of a larger, cross-functional/multidisciplinary team

Good organisational skills with the ability to plan, track, and deliver to set timescales.

Experience of gathering, maintaining and quality-assuring data/information.

Able to offer professional support to working groups and organise/facilitate effective meetings.
If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Tom Jacklin via email

25/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
6 months
Achieves Results
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Data and Information Management
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Builds and Sustains Relationships
In this role you will be required to have effective relationships with the team & customers due to the time constraints. Please could you give an example of your experience working with customers or as part of a team
Manages Self
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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.

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