Personal Assistant - 10756

South West, National
Bristol , Various
Horizon House, All
Staff Grade 3
Fixed Term
Full Time
Administration / Corporate Support
£22,792 pro-rata
We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Assistant to join our outstanding team of PAs, Support Officers and Advisors. The team makes sure that our senior leaders are able to give their best to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

You will be proud that you are a brilliant organiser. You will join a flourishing and supportive community of professional administrators who enjoy helping one another to succeed. You will organise calendars, reserve travel and select accommodation. You will use your judgment to manage email traffic. You will enjoy thinking ahead for our leaders. You will step forward happily to administer whatever is needed to keep us all on track.

You will be respected for the important job that you will do as a member of this important profession. And thanks to flexible working practices you will keep your own work life balance right. We understand that happy, healthy people are what makes this organisation great. As Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards 1st place employer we keep working together to become ever better.

If professional administration is something that you can do brilliantly and have a passion for, contact us.
The Business Support Team contains nearly 20 people led by Gemma Cooper and Joe Stevens. The team is in our Environment and Business Directorate. Gemma and Joe work together closely. They share the team’s passion to do a great job. Your work with managers will also make you a valued part of our senior management team. Team member’s base offices include London, Bristol, Warrington, Preston, Newcastle, Exeter, Solihull, Peterborough, Reading and Sheffield.
You’ll be able to demonstrate that you build great working relationships and are good at working flexibly and contributing to a happy team. You’ll be able to show us how you take pride in anticipating and exceeding the expectations of customers and workmates. You’ll have evidence from your career to date of your passion for being brilliantly organised yourself and for organising things brilliantly for others. Throughout the application process you’ll be able to highlight the high quality of your written and spoken communication skills. You’ll be able to demonstrate that you are confident to be the person that others rely on to spot what needs doing and get it done well at the right time.

The team works flexibly to run things in the best way. We place high value on creating long lasting working partnerships between specific PAs and specific Executive Managers.
Closing Date: 31/05/2019

This role could be based in Bristol to directly fill expected gaps for customers at the base office that they rely on often. We will also consider applications from candidates who would need to be based elsewhere. We can do that because we can flex our deployment in our big team. We have experience in making a success of remote working. Find space in your application to tell us which office you would be based at. Occasional expenses paid travel and hotel stays will be required.

If you would like an informal chat before you apply please call Gemma Cooper on Tel: 07833 987936. Gemma can also be reached at

Assessments will be in Bristol in June.

31/05/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
for a period of up to 18 months
Manages Self
Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role in the Environment Agency.
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
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.
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.