Catchment Coordinator - 8354

East of England
Brampton , Ipswich
Brampton Office, Iceni House
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability
£34,330 (pro-rata)
This is an exciting opportunity to join a team planning and delivering the environmental improvements required as part of our commitment to achieving Water Framework Directive objectives.

Working in the East Anglia Environment Programme Team, you will lead work to translate the latest environmental evidence into local projects that make environmental improvements where they’re most needed. Working with a wide range of internal teams to take an integrated catchment-based approach, you’ll ensure environmental data and multiple benefits are at the heart of your decision making. Working closely with local Catchment Partnerships and other stakeholders, you’ll influence their work and identify shared projects, which you will continue to develop and track from set up to completion. You’ll promote local successes and work with colleagues across the Anglian River Basin District to share good practice.

We are recruiting to two posts:
Post 1 – Assignment starting as soon as possible until 31st March 2019 - Ipswich Based
Post 2 – Assignment starting as soon as possible until 28th February 2019 with the possibility of extension - Brampton Based.
We are looking for full time or part time applications.
The East Anglian Environment Programme Team sits in the EPE Department. It is a dedicated, dynamic team. The structure includes an Environment Programme Manager (Team Leader), Environment Programme Manager (Programme Manager), Catchment Delivery Managers and Catchment Coordinators working across the whole area. The team leads environmental project delivery for the area, working with a wide range of partner organisations.
You will have:
• Excellent communication skills, with a track record of building and maintaining relationships with external partners and other Agency functions.
• Experience of delivering project work within the Agency’s project management procedures.
• Skilled in understanding, manipulating and presenting our environmental information to develop compelling evidence for change.
• Sound knowledge of the environmental pressures acting on our water environment
• Problem solving and influencing skills to achieve desired outcomes with diverse partners
• Experience of embracing and adapting to change/new ways of working to improve efficiency & productivity
• Experience of River Basin Management Planning, project management or external funding would be beneficial.

You will need a valid driving license as regular travel to partner offices and project sites is required.
Closing Date: 30th June 2018 at 23:55 hours The salary is £34,330 These grade 5 assignments will be based in the Ipswich and Brampton office. There is a full time position and part time position available. For further information about the role please contact the recruiting manager Adam Clarke or on 020302 55387 or Will Akast, Ipswich based post ( or 0203 0258515) or Mike Nunns, Brampton based post ( or 02030251898)
Basic Check
Post 1 = 8 months, Post 2 = 7 months
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Focuses on Customers and Partners
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Influences and Persuades Others
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Driving licence
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.