Partnership and Strategic Overview Team Leader: Project Development and Delivery (Environment Agency Capital Projects) - 23503

South West
Bodmin , Exeter
Sir John Moore House, Manley House
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We are looking for an energetic and inspirational person to lead our new Partnerships and Strategic Overview Team, focused on the development and delivery of Environment Agency capital projects.

You’ll be a visible passionate leader with excellent communication and influencing skills. You’ll maintain and establish strong working relationships with our range of internal teams and external partners so that we increase the efficiency and deliverability of our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) capital programme across Devon and Cornwall.

You’ll be enthusiastic about developing yourself and others and be a positive role model who creates an open, inclusive, caring and trusting culture which supports people to perform at their best. You will have line management responsibilities, including health, safety and wellbeing of your team, resource and workforce planning, recruitment, performance management, and driving a culture of continuous improvement.

You will lead and support your team and partners to develop new projects to increase the flood resilience of our at-risk communities by planning and controlling resources to maximise effective and efficient uses of finances, programmes, and people so that we deliver the most for our communities and environment.
This role will lead our new Environment Agency capital project development and delivery team, part the Partnerships and Strategic Overview team in our Flood and Coastal Risk Management department. This team focuses on the development and delivery of Environment Agency led capital projects, working closely with the Integrated Delivery Team.

Delivering a multi-functional and multi-fundable programme of new projects, increasing the resilience to flooding of our communities and contributing to better protecting properties
This role requires a mix of team leadership and programme management skills to ensure we can develop and deliver a robust capital programme.
We’re looking for a good knowledge of how flood and coastal erosion risk is managed and funded in England. Together with the ability to build strong working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders in this field.

You should have an appropriate level of experience and commensurate knowledge of managing health, safety and wellbeing.
Experience in overseeing programmes of work and excellent organisational skills is important to providing clear direction to the team on the shape of the programme together with day-to-day workload planning.

Excellent communication skills that enhance our reputation with our partners and drive forward business improvements will support the motivation of all in the team.
We have a strong incident management culture. The post-holder will be given training and be expected to have an active incident management role which may require you to work unsocial hours.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce. 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.

Interviews will take place between the last week of August and first week of September and we encourage you to take advantage of the word limit for your responses to the questions.

For further details please contact: Ben Johnstone, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager, at or on 07776 162374.

21/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Leads People
As team leader you will need to support the delivery of flood resilience projects for our communities in Devon and Cornwall.

How has your leadership inspired and motivated others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of your organisation?
Manages the Business
In this role you will need to maximise the use of resources in an efficient and effective way.

Describe a time where you have delivered a project or work outcome with limited resources and what did you do to manage this.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
We have an ambitious flood, coastal and erosion risk management capital programme to deliver between now and 2027 and we need to work with others to achieve our goals.

Describe an occasion when you have used your knowledge and understanding of a particular customer or customers to improve the service your team provided for them
Programme and Project Management
Creating a deliverable programme of work, which is aligned to our business needs is key in this role.

Describe how you have managed a project or complex piece of work that has involved complex issues that need to be overcome and delivered positive results at pace. What was the key to your success?
Full UK Driving Licence
Membership of a relevant professional body
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.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.