Deputy Director Incident Management and Resilience Readiness & Response - 10819

South West
Bristol , Exeter
Deputy Director
Fixed Term
Full Time
Operational Delivery, Planning, Senior Leadership
£68,000 (pro-rata)
This role leads the team that ensures that we are ready to respond and operate effectively at all times in our incident response. It will be achieved through managing the readiness and operation of the National Incident Room, national and local forecasting centres, and specialist teams. You will be responsible for providing a national response capability for specific roles and how these link into national forecasting capabilities of the Flood Forecasting Centre in partnership with the Met Office and other national specialist teams (e.g. Air Quality monitoring) and ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our response staff.
As a senior leader in the Operations directorate you will also ensure the successful delivery and monitoring of on-going performance, developing and motivating operational teams to deliver results on time, to required quality standards and cost, fulfilling the business plan and achieving environmental outcomes.
You will also be required to provide leadership to a range of incident response roles and advise on procedures and rosters.
A core part of the role will be liaison with Met Office and Defra shared services to ensure support services are part of our overall incident procedures and business continuity response procedures.
You will be responsible for leading a team of approximately 40 people with a budget of £2.5 million and for overseeing the work of the Flood Forecasting centre in partnership with the Met Office. The team is comprised of specialists in flood forecasting and incident management professionals who provide a critical service in ensuring that the Environment Agency meets its responsibilities as a category one responder.
Experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience in evaluating risks and potential mitigation options.
Experience of delegating management activities through senior direct reports.
Experience of leading and influencing government and other expert / technical organisations.
Experience of communicating effectively within a large complex organisation.
Experience of project appraisal, assurance and delivery.
Applicants are requested to submit a CV and covering letter only, no more than one A4 page (2 sides) outlining how their skills and experience address the key competencies.

If you require further information please contact Caroline Douglass, Director Incident Management and Resilience at or on 07774 172365. The interviews will take place on Monday 24th June in our head office, Horizon House in Bristol.

09/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
12 months
Drivers 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.

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