Professional Development Advisor - 9683

Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Professional Development Advisor working alongside an existing advisor managing delivery of professional training programmes within Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM).

Coordinate annual recruitment of graduate engineers to structured training programmes and facilitate welcome events.

Coordinate Training needs for graduates and organise required training packages.

Support Environment Agency’s strengthening engineering skills programme, monitoring levels of engineering skills across operational teams.

Oversee graduate engineer network, developing a graduate community.

Facilitate external/internal placements for graduates including national and project specific placements.

Support Supervising Civil Engineers (SCE), MEICA Mentors and Delegate Engineer (DE) communities with training/networking opportunities supporting the recruitment to these roles.

Develop relationships with Institutes/Institutions and facilitate training/networking/support and monitoring visits from them.

Plan and support delivery of Hub approach to SCE, DE and Graduate communities.

Liaise with FCRM Workforce and Skills Team regarding management of the Graduate Training Scheme.

Report on the status/success of our training programmes, including monitoring standards against each Institute’s requirements.

Advise and Support other training and development routes within FCRM.

Provide support to colleagues from across FCRM to gain professional accreditation.

Maintain records of graduate engineers and their placements.

Manage a national training budget and provide expenditure forecasts.

Assist in establishing an international graduate community.
The Professional Development Advisor sit within the Engineering Team of National Operations Asset Management. The team fulfils a leadership role with operational teams involved in Asset Management and Engineering. We have a technical assurance role across Civil Engineering, MEICA and Asset Management and will be leading the strategic medium term goal to gain ISO55000 accreditation.
You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and be able to develop strong and supportive relationships remotely across a wide network of customers and partners. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to influence internal communities and external organisations. Knowledge of the routes to professional membership is advantageous but not essential.

You’ll need to show that you are:
• Proactive and able to develop new ways of working
• Well organised and able to deal with multiple tasks at one time
• Committed to your own development and actively seek to learn and improve

Other key requirements include the ability to work as part of an ambitious and enthusiastic team in National Operations to support the teams’ objectives, and also the ability work autonomously providing leadership and support to the graduate community.
Closing Date: 28th January 2019 at 23:55 hours

If you would like to know more about the challenge provided by this role, please contact:
Phil Welton, Engineering Manager, on 07919 211199. The role is a National role which will involve travel and occasional overnight stays. The role can be carried out from any Agency office.

Interviews are likely to be carried out week commencing 18th February 2019.

28/01/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Develops and maintains effective working relationships
Develops People
Makes sure team members have the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully carry out their current role and to develop into future roles
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.