Data and Information Technical Specialist - 12481

South West
Horizon House
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
Knowledge & Information Management
£34,879 Pro-rata
We are looking for a self-motivated and well organised individual to support the team in delivering specialised and technical data services.

You will work to ensure the Environment Agency can integrate, extract, transform and utilise quality spatial and non-spatial data from a wide range of business systems in order to support and evidence key business outcomes. This will be achieved through helping deliver the national data integration service, provisioning requests for data, supporting regular data extraction from business systems and publishing data to support internal and external applications.

Your role will be to support and lead on these activities, utilising your experience and skills to interpret business requirements to technical solutions and ensuring our services remain robust and professional.
The Data Management team sits within the Data & Systems team, part of the Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) Directorate. We provide leadership and services in the management of spatial and non-spatial data and models to all areas of the Agency. The team plays a critical role in assisting the organisation apply data management best practice through supporting technical delivery and providing in depth advice and support.
You'll be able to demonstrate relevant data and information management experience. Qualified to at least degree standard (or equivalent work experience) in a relevant discipline and provide evidence of:
• Strong delivery in a team environment.
• Working with customers to understand their needs.
• Awareness of data maturity and data lifecycle
• Demonstrable experience in developing within SAFE FME and/or Informatica Powercentre.
• Experience in using data tools - such as Excel, Access, ArcGIS desktop.
• Experience at working with and writing in Structured Query Language (SQL).
This is a full time, 12 month fixed term, position.
Location: The role is based at Horizon House in Bristol.
Working Pattern: 9-5, Monday to Friday
For further details please contact Nick Richardson on Tel: 07771 513 076 or by email:
or Susie Macleay on Tel: 07770 596 762 or by email:

06/10/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
12 months
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

We encourage you to exemplify some or all of the key indicators of this competency in your response:
• Maximises work output by setting goals and priorities tracking and measuring outcomes and taking swift remedial action when necessary.
• Can be relied upon to regularly exceed goals agreed
• Is tenacious and perseveres when others might give up and by doing so achieves the desired results
• Anticipates forth-coming issues and adjusts actions as necessary.
• Willing to put in extra effort to meet urgent deadlines when required; shows dedication and commitment; “goes the extra mile”
• Is resilient and performs well under pressure; responds positively to setbacks and develops alternative action
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

We encourage you to exemplify some or all of the key indicators of this competency in your response:
• Ensures that activities are carried out and documentation completed according to the relevant data laws, policies, processes and standards.
• Accurately and safely collects, enters and maintains data in line with Environment Agency procedures and stores data, or material, for subsequent analysis safely.
• Anticipates requirements for data or information and/or identifies future reporting requirements and puts in place the means to meet these.
• Examines and tests out sources and validity of data/information before using; makes clear the status or reliability of material used. Undertakes more data gathering where necessary.
• Produces factually accurate reports, both verbal and written using data and statistics supported by tools, databases and specialised software.
• Prepares and presents findings in a logical and well-structured manner that can be readily accessed and understood by a wide audience.
• Is fully aware of all documentation applicable to roles & responsibilities. Knows how to find out if unsure.
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes and without, compromising quality or accuracy.

We encourage you to exemplify some or all of the key indicators of this competency in your response:
• Takes responsibility for the quality and timeliness of own work, admits errors when necessary and quickly takes action to rectify
• Demonstrates an ongoing concern to improve performance and increase efficiency.
• Checks and ensures the accuracy of information received and produces work that is right first time.
• Puts in place checks to ensure that plans and processes are being carried out to the required degree of accuracy.
• Actively seeks and implements opportunities to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of self and the team.
• Ensures that data and information are always delivered in an accurate, timely and legal manner.
• Proactively looks for better ways of doing things; learns from events and seeks to improve future performance.
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

We encourage you to exemplify some or all of the key indicators of this competency in your response:
• Is an active listener, has time for people; seeks their contribution.
• Uses full range of communication methods to ensure effective understanding.
• Considers needs of and impact on audience, anticipates reactions and uses appropriate communication method and style.
• Prepares written reports and data in clear, readable and accurate manner, using appropriate grammar, syntax and style.
• Ensures communication is two-way; responds and acts on feedback
• When presenting is easily understood and inspires attention from an audience.
• Is clear and to the point when speaking.
• Anticipates the main issues and prepares responses.
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 for more information.

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