Technical Specialist (Marine Team) assignment - 23800

All, Various
Various, All
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time, Part Time
Environment & Sustainability, Information Technology, Science, Knowledge & Information Management, Analytical, Digital, Architecture and Data
£36,389 Pro-rata
Are you interested in using your data science skills to accurately inform bathers about the quality of the water? If so, read on. In the Statutory Assessment & Reporting (SAR) team of the Environment Agency we specialise in robust, repeatable and reliable insights into the environment, normally through the lens of compliance assessments against environmental legislation. We have a dedicated team focussing on marine and coastal data, for example for reporting on shellfish waters and bathing waters, and Clean Seas Environment Monitoring Programme.

SAR are always seeking new and innovative ways to use and share data and information. We use our evidence to check that the Environment Agency is complying with environmental law and influence government policy. We support Operations by providing high quality data and information so that they can be evidence based in local decision making.

We have temporary vacancy within the Marine Team. Your main responsibilities will be to maintain and share data for shellfish water reporting and management. You will run compliance assessments and share monitoring and compliance results externally and internally to support Operations by providing high quality data and information to support local decisions.
You will be part of the Statutory Assessment and Reporting team, part of the Chief Scientist’s Group. We have a reputation for being a people-focused team: we are friendly, supportive and inclusive. You will report to the SAR Marine Senior Team Leader and work with technical colleagues within their team. You will work collaboratively with the wider SAR team sharing and exchanging ideas and expertise.
The post is a great opportunity for anyone who wishes to utilise and develop their data and evidence analysis skills and apply them to a national activity. You should:

• Enjoy working with data and look to anticipate requirements now and in the future to support reporting
• Be able to work well as part of a dispersed team
• Be able to use technology to make your work more efficient
• Deliver your work with a focus on quality and attention to detail
• Have evidence of customer focus and good organising skills
• Be familiar with Environment Agency monitoring data, but this is not a prerequisite.

It would be helpful if you have experience of data manipulation and analysis using one of the following:

• Ms Excel, MS Access, databases, SQL, FME, R, python

Experience in these is not necessary as training will be available.
Our team promotes an inclusive culture and welcome all applicants, including disabled, LGBT+ or Black Asian and Minority Ethnic, or neuro-diverse colleagues. Part time and job share applications also encouraged.

Our recruitment process is Capability / Competency based. Please get in touch to receive more detailed information about the assessment criteria. For this information, or if you would like further information about the role please contact Diana Milner on 07814406170 or Mark Roesner on 07880787679

Please note that internal candidates require line manager’s permission to apply for this temporary assignment.

23/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Until 31/03/2023
Data and Information Management
Please provide examples of how you collect, analyse, interpret, record, manage and share data, material or information for a variety of purposes.
Achieves Results
Please provide examples of how you deliver a high work standard and meet targets, and how you prioritise and organise your work to ensure timely achievement of results.
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Please provide an example of when you have taken an the opportunity to create or implement a new or improved method or process in your work that improved efficiency and/or quality.
Works in Teams
Please provide examples of how you have worked co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.
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.