Advisor to the Chief of Staff - 8389

Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Staff Grade 5
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours, Other
Administration / Corporate Support
Are you passionate about the natural environment? Are you a fantastic communicator who enjoys a varied job role? Then we want to hear from you!
We’re looking for a capable Advisor to join us at the Environment Agency providing essential support to the Chief of Staff, and working closely with the Chief Executive’s Office.
You'll carry out a range of duties including the strategic oversight of and direct accountability for delivering the Chief of Staff’s communication and engagement priorities. You’ll use your effective communication skills to confidently interact with staff at all levels, as well as liaising with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the responsibilities of the Chief of Staff’s Office. You’ll understand the need for great customer service and be able to set realistic customer expectations whilst maintaining valued relationships.
You’ll manage a confidential support service for the Chief of Staff ensuring he's briefed on high priority issues and able to maximise the effectiveness of his time. You’ll be a confident decision maker and able to add value.
You’ll be part of a duty rota supporting the senior management team, and assisting during incidents. Occasionally this includes out of hours and weekend shifts.
You will be an essential part of the Chief of Staff’s team, playing an important role in supporting the Chair and Chief Executive. We help protect our reputation and ensure we give clear and consistent messages. We are proud of our excellent standards of customer service. Your work will focus primarily on colleagues (internal customers), but we passionately believe the same values and ethos apply to everyone.
The successful candidate is likely to have administrative experience at senior level from a previous role including strong written skills and an ability to manage multiple tasks.
We are seeking people with following skills:
• an excellent communicator
• a highly-organised team player who works well with others
• proven customer skills
• proficient with Microsoft Office
• the ability to work flexibly, manage your own workload and meet tight deadlines
• an interest in the natural environment

We don’t just talk about diversity; we seek it, embrace it and live it for the benefit of our staff, our communities and our environment.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve and welcome applications regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity or marital status.

We support flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share.
This is permanent role and will be expected to be based from our Marsham Street office, London. The salary is in the range of £34,330 pro-rata To discuss any aspect of the role please contact Amanda Elahi, Business Manager, on +442030252940 or by email on Closing date for applications: 30th June 2018 at 23:55 hours Please note late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances. Technical Support for WCN is available Monday - Friday only.
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Influences and Persuades Others
How has your experience to date developed your ability to influence and persuade senior leaders and colleagues to follow your approach? Please explain using examples
Communicates Effectively
What do you believe are important factors in successful communication and how have you used these to convey your ideas confidently in the past?
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Building positive and highly effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders is vital for this role. Explain what you think are important factors to developing new relationships and how have you applied them before?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Describe a time where you have had to make a decision(s) in order to solve a complex problem?
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.