FCRM Natural Flood Management Officer - 22552

Yorkshire and the Humber
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. Acting to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do. We work with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife. We're committed to promoting equality and diversity in all we do, and to valuing the diversity of our workforce, customers and communities.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and adaptable person to take up the role of Natural Flood Management Officer in our Partnerships and Strategic Overview Team (PSO).
This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of Natural Flood Management (NFM) delivery, working on projects across Yorkshire. You’ll have the skills to work with a wide range of partners and internal teams and engage with landowners and community groups. You’ll develop funding bids and business cases and work collaboratively to identify opportunities to deliver NFM projects in a wide range of environments.
Partnerships & Strategic Overview support the whole lifecycle of our flood and coastal risk management assets. We use a wide range of skills to help us plan for the future. They include the analysis of data to inform future investment plans, engagement with communities and professional partners and developing strategic approaches to future flood risk management. We work in partnership with communities and other organisations to protect people and property from future flood risk.
Through experience to date you will ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following:
• an environmental, geography or science background or relevant degree / professional qualification;
• good understanding of river processes, hydrology and the impact of flooding;
• strong understanding of natural flood management;
• appreciation of the climate and nature emergencies and how we can respond to these;
• apply a project management approach to manage multiple priorities and competing demands;
• be able to show where you’ve contributed to delivering success outcomes;
• be an intelligent problem solver, with a methodical work approach linked to managing risk;
• ability to communicate effectively and to develop and maintain good relationships with a variety of customers.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support you need to succeed.
As part of your comprehensive induction you will also be provided with all the equipment required for your role.
There are also fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.
The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits
For any questions relating to this role, please contact: Sally.Kelling@environment-agency.gov.uk

29/05/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Description: Develops and maintains effective working relationships.

To enable effective working relationships this role needs you to build and maintain stakeholder relationships internally and externally. Please tell us about a time you successfully built and maintained relationships, how you approached this and the key considerations you made.
Achieves Results
Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

Please give a specific example of where you have delivered a critical piece of work to a deadline, adapting to changing priorities or demands.
Influences and Persuades Others
Description: Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

Working with a wide range of customers with varying levels of flood risk awareness, requires the ability to present a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over. Please describe when you have used your influencing skills effectively to change the way somebody works or affect a particular outcome. Who was your audience? What did you take into consideration to ensure your views landed well? What challenges did you face?
Works in Teams
Description: Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.

Success in Flood Risk Management is reliant upon team working and partnership. Please describe when you have previously been a member of an effective team and how your involvement helped the team to achieve a desired outcome.
Driving Licence preferable
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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