Catchment Co-ordinator - Somerset - 8190

South West
Rivers House Bridgwater
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
£34,330 Pro rata
As Catchment Coordinator for Somerset, you will work closely with a wide range of stakeholders and internal teams, taking an integrated catchment-based approach to deliver environmental outcomes. You will work collaboratively to develop ideas, identify opportunities and drive activities that offer multiple benefits. You will ensure that environmental improvements are delivered through effective and innovative interventions in the catchment. You will act as a point of contact for the Catchment Partnership, and facilitate the quick and effective resolution of any issues that may arise through regulation or process. You will understand your catchment, organisations within the catchment and our organisation to maximise collaborative working.

You will also Project Manage delivery of partnership projects including the Hills to Levels multiple benefits project as well as being involved in the delivery of other partnership projects in Somerset.

The role is a 12 month assignment to provide maternity cover.
As a member of the Wessex Environment Programme Team in the Environment, Planning and Engagement Department you will join a dynamic group which includes Project Officers, Project Managers, Catchment Coordinators and NFM Coordinator covering the Bristol Avon, Somerset, Dorset and Hampshire Avon catchments. We are a small but friendly, enthusiastic and supportive team with a good reputation for working across functions and organisations to make a positive difference to people and the environment.
The person we are looking for will have excellent communication skills and will facilitate and influence internal teams to integrate our approach to catchment management by bringing people together, encouraging innovation and harnessing other’s experience. You will work collaboratively with Catchment Partnerships and other stakeholders to identify, develop and deliver partnership projects in the catchment. You will support their work to look for funding and open up opportunities to achieve multiple benefits from other projects and new developments. You will help your Catchment Partnership understand our data, evidence and processes, using this to identify and influence opportunities for environmental improvements. You will communicate our priorities to catchment partnerships ensuring that we get the best environmental outcomes from the funding available.
Closing date: 3rd June 2018 at 23;55 hours This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team planning and delivering the environmental improvements required as part of our commitment to achieving Water Framework Directive objectives. You will need a valid driving licence as regular travel to partner offices and project sites is required. Good knowledge of the local area, Water Framework Directive, River Basin Management Planning, project management or external funding would also be desirable. For further details please contact Jo Diamond, Environment Programme Manager on 07769 922 196 or by email: You can also download the candidate pack for more information. Interviews will be held on 18 or 28 June in Bridgwater.
Basic Check
31 August 2019
Influences and Persuades Others
Seeks to achieve a “win-win” outcome and develop the relationship with the person(s) being influenced. Presents 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.
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing
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.
Customer and Partner Relations
Identifies and addresses the needs of customers, delivering what is promised and ensuring that they are satisfied with the outcomes.
Programme and Project Management
You'll be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering projects on time, to the required quality and on budget. You'll need to develop clear objectives and deliverables for the project and set up an appropriate governance structure.
Driving 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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