FCRM - Programme Senior Advisor - 8223

Yorkshire and the Humber
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
Programme and Project Management
The priority focus of this role is to develop a robust future capital programme of projects to reduce flood risk to communities across Yorkshire. This will require working with internal teams, external partners and our supply chain. In order to do this you will need to build on our existing relationships with key stakeholders and partners and actively seek opportunities where we can integrate our programmes to deliver more.
It’s a varied role which will draw upon a range of transferrable and specialist skills, you can expect to be involved in any of the following:
•Working with internal teams, external partners and our supply chain to identify future capital projects.
•Establishing governance structures where required to monitor and report on development of future programme.
•Building and developing relationships with key individuals, teams and organisations across the Area including City Regions; LEPs; Local Authorities the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (YRFCC) and funding bodies, where the issues require a collaborative, cross boundary approach.
•Providing inspiration and raising partners aspirations and ambitions to enable us to do more together.
•Enhancing the reputation of the EA, and the Defra Group where appropriate/possible and create opportunities for partnership working to deliver priority outcomes.
Flood and Coastal Risk Management is the largest department at the EA. Our Programme team is part of the FCRM department. The team is responsible for developing, planning and monitoring the delivery of our programmes to ensure the desired outcomes for people, property and the wider environment are achieved. We are looking for flexible and future focused individuals who can adapt to changing priorities and are keen to work in the environment and flood sector.
Through your experience to date you will (for all or most of the following):
•Demonstrate leadership of both internal and external colleagues to achieve desired outcomes
•Demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
•Understand how other organisations operate and how their ambitions link with ours.
•Understand the impact of flooding and solutions to protect communities against it
•Have experience of project and programme management and how this links to strategic outcomes.
•Have an understanding of flood risk management funding
•Be able to work to tight deadlines and timescales
•Follow logical processes and work within or develop a governance framework.
•Understand the political arena that we work within
•Have exceptional communication skills from developing a business case or bid to delivering a presentation or chairing meetings.

A degree level education is desired however this is not essential when appropriate experience has been gained.
Closing Date: 11th June 2018 at 23:55 hours Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of 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. The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack. For any questions relating to this role, please contact Bill Rodham bill.rodham@environment-agency.gov.uk This is a permanent vacancy based in Leeds or York. Interviews are scheduled to take place from 25th June.
Basic Check
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Being able to make the right decision and balancing a variety of factors such as political influences, partners’ priorities etc. is critical in this role. It’s not only about making the right decision here and now but also that of the future impact this may have.
Give an example of when you prioritised your workload to ensure you achieve the results required in your role.
What was the situation?
How did you deal with any setbacks?
What was the outcome?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addressing the needs of internal and external customers and providing effective responses is vital to this role. We cannot achieve outcomes to protect communities from flooding on our own and therefore need to build and maintain strong relationships with others to do this.
Give an example of when you have been responsible for delivering a piece of work requiring partner and customer involvement.
What was the situation and your role in this?
How did you manage this piece of work and gain ‘buy in’ form all involved?
What was the outcome?
Achieves Results
Achieving Flood and Coastal Risk management targets requires setting high standards and the ability to organise and prioritise work.
Give an example of when you prioritised your workload to ensure you achieve the results required in your role.
What was the situation?
How did you deal with any setbacks?
What was the outcome?
Leads People
This role needs someone who can manage varying areas of focus with multiple stakeholders and partners all wanting to achieve their outcomes. Someone who can bring everyone together to find the best solution for all and can lead internal and external colleagues to meet the best outcome is vital.
What was problem situation and your formal role in it?
What was the process followed to find the right solution and who else did you involve?
What were the overall successes and what would you have done differently?
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.