Area Income Advisor G5 - South East Vacancy -10847

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East of England, London, South East
Bedford , Brampton , Canterbury , Colchester , Ely , Farnham , Hatfield , Ipswich , London , Maidstone , Norwich , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Ware , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling
Ely Office, Brampton Office, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Rivers House Kelvedon, Apollo Court, Tonbridge Office, Rivers House Canterbury, Orchard House, Rivers House Crossness, Ergon House, Kings Meadow House, Red Kite House, Goldcrest House, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Audit, Business Management & Improvement, Commercial, Internal Audit, Knowledge & Information Management, Analytical
£34,879
We are the Environment Agency. We look after land quality, promote sustainable land management and help protect and enhance wildlife habitats. We work closely with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised person to work within the Environment Planning & Engagement Team (EPE) in this exciting, new role.
As an Area Income Advisor you will:
• Apply effective ways of working to maximise our current regulatory cost recovery service, developing increasing commercial focus to the role to find new opportunities to recover money.
• Lead for your area on income and debt recovery, using your business and finance knowledge
• Using your broad commercial awareness to make decisions regarding spend on commercial opportunities both locally and nationally.
• Ensure, consistent and efficient delivery of the programme via the Advisor network.
• Influence and motivate people to increase our debt recovery through exemplar practices, skills and behaviours
• Provide a high standard of data management and recording skills, which are an essential part of this role
• Show leadership awareness of cultural changes and developments within the business and from a wider national perspective.

It is essential that you have comprehensive auditing experience.
The Environment Agency operates across England and our teams are geographically orientated so that we can focus our efforts on supporting local communities and businesses.
You will be based in one of our 14 operational Areas within our Environment Planning & Engagement department. Your work will require interaction with various internal teams; from regulated industry to flood and coastal risk management and with a variety of external customers and stakeholders.
Your excellent communication, auditing and interpersonal skills will be complimented by your enthusiasm to achieve results.
Through your experience to date you will be able to demonstrate some of the following:
• Political awareness and sensitivity to deliver the right service when dealing with customers and stakeholders
• Regulatory commercial awareness
• Auditing expertise to work across the EA ensuring funds are spent in the right places and linked to investment.
• The ability to work collaboratively with other Team Leaders and Managers
• The ability to articulate solutions to problems in a simple, engaging way
• An aptitude for shaping and developing the future capability of this arena including developing a national network.
• Good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.
• Good planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and deliver to tight timescales.
This is a permanent position.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support needed to succeed.

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits and the opportunity to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes.
For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.
We’re committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve and welcome applications from people from all walks of life.
For further information contact EANWC@environment-agency.gov.uk. Applications close on 2nd June 2019 at 23:55 hours. Interviews will be held in week commencing 17th June 2019.

02/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Delivers Results Through Others
Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.

Please give an example of when you have delivered results through others in this way
The Area Income Advisor role will require you to harness your commercial knowledge to deliver effective results both nationally and locally to achieve sound business decisions regarding income spends to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures
What was your role?
Who were the ‘others’ that you were delivering through?
What were the challenges?
What did you achieve?
Influences and Persuades Others
Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.

Working as an Area Income Advisor you will need to present technical financial detail in a clear and concise way that explains the reasoning behind investment plans that is likely to include engaging with senior staff from both internal teams and external bodies.
Please describe an instance where you have had to influence and persuade others in a technical discipline.
Who were the audience and explain what you were attempting to influence / persuade them of. What challenges did you face and what was the outcome?
Data and Information Management
Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection
Gathering robust, accurate data/information to enable you to make the most of commercial opportunities both internally and across the broader external regulatory industry will be a vital aspect of this role. Supplying detailed financial analysis of spends on projects and investments will also be key to this role and you should be able to prepare and present your findings in a logical and well-structured manner that can be readily accessed and understood by a wide audience.
Please provide an example of where you have had to gather information, check the data for accuracy and provide a report of your analysis.
Who were the audience?
How did you clarify that the data you were using was accurate?
Were there any challenges?
What successes did your findings lead to?
Securing Financial Resources
Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection
Working to identify opportunities to maximise income in line with business priorities, and putting in place plans and processes to secure financial resources. Maintaining and maximising income from existing relationships and establishing and maintaining good working relationships with existing business partners.
Reviews charging models, taking into account anticipated income and potential risks. Seeks out new and innovative opportunities to maximise income and manages the process of securing that income. Effectively identifies and manages risks with regard to funding opportunities.
Please provide an example of how you secured a partnership or built on a relationship with an existing partner.
What challenges did you encounter?
How did you overcome these difficulties or improve the partnership?
How did you measure your success?
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.