Skip to content

Lead Team Member 2a - 8231

2
South East
Maidstone
Yalding Depot
Lead Team Member 2
Permanent
Full Time
Operational Delivery
£20,242
Lead Team Member of our Field Operations Team involves working on our rivers and tidal defences, preventing/responding to flooding and pollution.

You will be part of a diverse team of 13 contributing to the development and management of small projects such as vegetation management, construction work, maintaining rivers and repairing our defences to provide a high standard of flood protection to our many customers. You will work efficiently, safely and to a high standard of workmanship, often working within CDM regulations.

This role is 75% field based and 25% office based. You will need to be out in all weather conditions, whether it’s leading a group cutting weed in the river as part of our annual maintenance programme, repairing a fence at one of our many critical sites, assisting with the removal of a fallen tree from the river or responding to pollution at a fishery, every day will be different.

Once trained you’ll take part in an emergency call out rota to respond to pollution and flooding incidents, sometimes at short notice. Our reputation depends on the people working for us and you will be expected to act professionally, to motivate and encourage the same from those around you.
The team consists of men and women, the role is open to anyone. We carry out a maintenance programme on rivers and watercourses in Kent & East Sussex, from Gatwick to Ashford and from Rochester to Crowborough responding to environmental incidents, such as flooding and pollution, both day and night. We also work across the country when other areas need assistance responding to environmental incidents.
You’ll need to be:

- A real team player willing to work with others;
- Have a positive, adaptable approach with a ‘can do’ attitude;
- Able to provide leadership on health & safety, conservation & environmental awareness ensuring compliance with Environment Agency policies and standards;
- Able to communicate effectively with team members, landowners and the public and be able to make decisions sometimes under pressure;
- Able to organise and arrange for equipment & materials to be available at a work site to enable work to be carried out on time and to a high standard.

We would like you to have a good level of environmental awareness and be able to use a range of different tools, although training will be given.

You will need some experience using, or be willing to learn to use, tablet-style computers, mobile technology and Microsoft software.
Closing Date: 16th June 2018 at 23:55 hours

The role will be based in Yalding Depot and interviews will be held there week commencing 25th June 2018.

For further details please contact David Mackay on 01622 813329 or by email: david.mackay@environment-agency.gov.uk

We are fully committed to having an 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.
Basic Check
Health Safety & Wellbeing
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency:
Explain your understanding of Safety, Health, Environment and Wellbeing when working in a field based team.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency:
You will occasionally be required to use your own initiative to resolve problems, sometimes under pressure during incidents. Can you describe an example of when you have found and delivered an innovative solution to an ongoing problem?
Achieves Results
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency:
Give details of a time when you completed a piece of work being part of a team and achieved the results you set out to.
Full UK 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.

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.