Area Environment Manager - 23682

North West
Richard Fairclough House
Staff Grade 7
Full Time
Operational Delivery, Senior Leadership
We have a fantastic opportunity to join the senior leadership team in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.

This role is diverse, with no two days the same. The wide range of issues we deal with makes it challenging, fascinating and rewarding.

But the Environment Agency is so much more than that. Our work supports the economic and social wellbeing of the communities we serve, contributing to a prosperous, resilient and sustainable society now and in the future.

You will be working with local authorities, businesses and the third sector, as well as MPs and senior civil servants. This is a busy role, as well as managing resources and budgets, you will help shape the future landscape of industry and development in the North West.

The role will also require/train you to be a calm and pragmatic senior incident commander for major events such as flood, fire and pollution as well as wider incidents alongside the other emergency services.

These jobs don’t come up often and are well sought after as they are fascinating and rewarding in that you will be helping change the lives of millions of people for the better for now and for generations to come!
You will be part of the Area Leadership Team who jointly support and lead an area of over 400 staff, ensuring we deliver our organisational targets.

You will be working with and leading passionate and skilled teams who are out every day working to protect and enhance our environment.
We are looking for someone who is dynamic, loves a challenge and is a great team player, as we can’t do this alone. We need effective influencers and someone who is strategic in their thinking. Leadership skills are crucial, as is your ability to inspire and motivate people.

You’d need to be cool headed in a crisis and use your emotional intelligence to be empathetic with customers and staff. We are looking for someone who is commercial in their thinking so that we are efficient and effective with our limited resources. If you’re innovative and can drive and deliver change by bringing people with you and can do all this with a smile then we would love to hear from you.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Assessments are likely to take place w/c 29 August.

17/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Leads People
Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the Environment Agency. Please give an example of a time when you have demonstrated this competency.
Manages the Business
Understands business processes and how to maximise the use of resources in an efficient and effective way. Please give an example of a time when you have demonstrated this competency.
Influences and Persuades Others
Establish and maintain effective relationships with local customers and stakeholders, senior managers, peers and national/other Area colleagues to enhance the environment in this Area. Please give an example of a time when you have demonstrated this competency.
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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.