Business Planning & Performance Business Partner - Kent & South London - 10940

South East
West Malling
Orchard House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Business Management & Improvement
This is an exciting development opportunity for the right candidate seeking to take a forward step in their career and understand how the Environment Agency operates as a business.

If you are looking to develop both personally and professionally then this is the right opportunity for you.

The role gives you the opportunity to:
- Work closely with senior leadership teams in the Kent & South London Area and across the business
- Have a big picture integrated view of the business of the environment agency
- Strengthen your personal effectiveness and cross functional know-how capabilities

The Business Planning and Performance Business Partner is a critical management resource to the leadership and staff of the Area. You will engage with managers and team leaders within the Area and a range of customers, partners and stakeholders within the business. You will support the making of robust decision making that is based on sound interpretation of evidence (using data on people, money and outcomes), risk analysis, objectivity, best practice and commercial awareness.

You will bring professional skills to the management table, operate in the capacity of a trusted critical friend and share expertise across the business and business planning and performance community.
You will be joining a national network of business partners clustered across three geographical hubs. We actively share knowledge and best practice needed to deliver environmental outcomes. We consistently aim to support each other, to ensure that we provide a consistent service, avoid duplication, and continually improve the quality of our advice and products. This role sits in S&E hub team for business planning and performance.
The post holder must have a good understanding of organisational structures, systems and, ideally, some knowledge of the business of the Environment Agency.

It is essential that they possess the capability and confidence to use business tools and techniques to provide and interpret reports, analysis and benchmarking to managers.

A demonstrable experience in effectively using influencing and negotiation skills to a high level is required alongside proven high level skills in written and verbal communication.

The post holder must be able to work quickly and accurately to ensure tasks and actions are completed at pace and often within tight deadlines.
If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Nick Morrison, Team Leader (; 07767 480561) or Caroline Scott, Senior Manager (; 07765 221930)

02/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses
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
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes
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.