Flood and Coastal Risk Management Officer - 23858

North West
Kendal , Penrith , Preston
Bridge End Depot, Lutra House, Ghyll Mount
Staff Grade 4
Full Time, Part Time, Compressed Hours
Operational Delivery
As an FCRM Officer you will be an adaptable individual who has a passion for protecting and enhancing the environment we live in. We need an enthusiastic and progressive person to work in our developing landscape of health and safety risk management so we can continue to deliver our high asset management standards.
You will help to develop a program of work and coordinate its delivery through our staff and contractors, by creating the necessary health and safety documentation for each task and actively monitor its correct delivery. You will work closely with all departments in Flood Risk and Coastal Management (FCRM) ensuring our environmental standards are met and we are driving forward the future changes our work requires to meet strategic goals.
You will lead an effective incident response capability and you will participate in a standby roster for incident response.
Everyone starting in a new role will be given training and support to settle into the workplace and develop in their role. The successful candidate will receive training to hold a CDM role.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve. We are all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion we can continue our journey to become an equal opportunity employer where we grow and learn together.

Our aspiration is to be the best employer in the country for equality, diversity, and inclusion and we welcome everybody to apply.
You should have an understanding of flood risk management and priorities. Knowledge and understanding of the principles of health, safety and wellbeing is critical to ensure the safety of yourself and others.
Experience of managing contractors, CDM Regulations and working with partners and stakeholders is desirable but not essential.
You need strong communication skills and be able to use your initiative and work as part of a team to make decisions and achieve planned outcomes, taking remedial action where necessary.
You should be computer literate with a proven ability to use Microsoft office and other computer-based work scheduling applications.
You'll be expected to travel to field locations across Cumbria and Lancashire and the post requires a full UK driving licence.

PLEASE NOTE: Only your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.

We will be holding interviews for these roles over the first few weeks of September 2022 and more detailed information will be sent to the shortlisted candidates.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact Pippa Summers at:

24/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Health Safety & Wellbeing
Describe a time when you have experienced Health, Safety and Wellbeing risks posed in either your work or personal life?

• What action did you take to ensure you reduced the risks?
• What processes did you follow to ensure the risks were mitigated and managed?
Works in Teams
What are you doing in your current/last role to contribute towards a successful team?

• What effect does this have on others?
• How would you rate your contribution towards the team on a scale of one to ten?
• How have you ensured inclusivity of all backgrounds and cultures?
• What could you do better?
Communicates Effectively
Tell me about an occasion when you have had to gather information from a variety of sources.

• How did you go about gathering the information required?
• How did you ensure you understood all of the information?
• How did you pull all the different pieces of information together?
UK Driving License
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.