Environment Planning Officer - 9775

East of England
Brampton Office
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Planning
We’re looking for an exceptional candidate with excellent communication, planning and data analysis skills to help us steer the work of our Area.

Working on a catchment basis, your evidence based advice will identify solutions to the environmental issues we face in the East Anglia Area, delivering multi-functional environmental benefits.

You will help us improve our understanding of the pressures on our water environment by identifying sources of pollution and effective measures to protect and improve their Water Framework Directive status. Building on your current skills and experience you will support our work on Price Review 19 (PR19), Protected Areas, provide advice and guidance to internal and external customers and respond to spatial planning enquiries.
We are a friendly and supportive team made up of environment planning specialists and officers who focus on water quality, water resources and river basin planning.

Working with operational teams and national colleagues, we collate, analyse and share data to produce environmental evidence that informs and drives area priorities.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of our business and environmental activities, complementing strong IT skills. Experience of using GIS, the Catchment Planning System (CPS) and water quality planning tools including SAGIS and SIMCAT modelling is desirable, though training will be given.

Ideally you will have a degree in an environmental subject, along with experience, or interest, in either water quality or river basin planning. You will be methodical and organised, delivering high quality work to defined deadlines.

You’ll possess proven ability and/or knowledge in the following areas:

• Communicates effectively
• Focuses on customers and partners
• Environmental Planning
• Data and information management

We as an Agency take part in incident response. If successful your line manager will discuss arrangements with you depending on your role and circumstances.

We welcome applications regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity or marital status.
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.
There are also fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.
The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits
The grade rate is £27,572
Hours : 37 per week.
The information in the candidate pack is taken from a generic role profile so, whilst relevant, it is not specifically tailored to this position. The advert provides you with details of key accountabilities and skills needed.
If you have any questions on these posts please contact the hiring manager: Rob Bakewell – robert.bakewell@environment-agency.gov.uk or on 02030 251922
Closing date: 03/02/19 at 23:55 hours

03/02/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Please tell us about a time when you have used an appropriate method of communicating with a group of people. Why was this the appropriate method and how did you ensure they understood your position?

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Please tell us about a time when you have provided an effective response to a customer. What was the situation, how did you respond and was the customer satisfied with the outcome?

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
Strategic Environment Planning
Can you explain what the main water quality issues are that we face in the west of East Anglia, and how would you suggest we deal with them?

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
Data and Information Management
Please tell us about a time when you have shared technical data and information. Where did it come from, how did you ensure it was accurate and how did you share it?

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection.
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.