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Operational Field Team Leader - 6325

South East
Osney Yard
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
Operational Delivery
£33,990 Pro Rata
We are looking for an experienced or aspiring Team Leader to lead and motivate the Operations Field Team based in Oxford. You’ll be providing leadership, direction and support to the team, whilst delivering a fast-paced programme of objectives.

You will be responsible for delivering our river maintenance programme, flood asset maintenance projects and on-the-ground incident response in the River Thames catchment. This is a demanding and highly rewarding role. You’ll make sure our workforce provides a professional and efficient service to manage flood risk to communities and works as safely and effectively as possible. Your team work outdoors and are highly visible to the public. The nature of this role means that when you get it right this could well be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling roles you have ever undertaken.
This is a field-based team with construction and carpentry expertise.
We are seeking an experienced Team Leader or an individual who aspires to become a Team Leader. You will demonstrate an understanding of performance management and be positive and self motivated. You will be happy to lead, motivate, challenge and develop others. You will have experience of delivering both in a planned proactive way and have the ability to think on your feet during incident response.

You will lead, direct, motivate and inspire a team using your initiative to manage and prioritise complex workloads and tight deadlines. You’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills. You’ll be customer focused; looking to build public confidence in our work, whilst being operationally effective. You’ll also need to be a strategic thinker with the ability to provide direction to the team to ensure we adapt to new challenges.
Closing date: 17th September 2017 at 23:55 hours
If you would like any more information about this vacancy, please contact Joanne Emberson-Wines at
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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.

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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This Vacancy is closed to applications.