Flood and Coastal Risk Advisor - 8406

North East
Darlington , Newcastle
Tyneside House, Teesdale House
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
Operational Delivery
£34,330 (pro-rata)
Do you want to make the North East a better place? Are you passionate about protecting against natural threats and hazards and improving the environment?
We need a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Partnership and Strategic Overview (PSO) Team.
You'll work with other Risk Management Authorities (RMAs), communities and stakeholders, forging partnerships based around a mutual understanding of how to reduce the risk of flooding to the communities we serve. You’ll help identify flood risk and find the most appropriate solutions, providing advice and guidance on everything from project management and funding, to planning, permitting, and community engagement. You'll also help; • Identify, develop, attract and secure funding opportunities to support flood risk management projects. • Empower public sector partners to deliver more for communities and the environment. • Build relationships with key private sector organisations to secure their support and investment. Critical to this will be your ability to think creatively; working collaboratively with external organisations and stakeholders to develop partnerships and maximise opportunities for funding capital schemes.
You'll also be expected to participate in our management of flood incident response and will receive full training and support to enable you to play your part.
Our team is highly motivated, vibrant and successful, offering a great place to work. You'll be supported to develop professionally and achieve great results. We work with other RMAs & communities identifying, developing, funding and supporting delivery of capital flood risk and coastal erosion schemes. We have an overview of flood risk across NE England through strategic planning, understanding of flood risk, permitting flood risk activities, influencing development planning, and responding to flood incidents.
We’re seeking a confident communicator with excellent negotiating and influencing skills and a proven ability to build relationships with external partners and stakeholders. You’ll understand the importance of team work and collaboration and ideally possess experience in project management where you have developed partnerships and secured funding to deliver multiple outcomes. An understanding of flood risk and how it is managed would also be advantageous.
Qualified to at least degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, chartered or full membership of a relevant professional institute is desirable
Closing Date: 1st July 2018 at 23:55 hours For further details please contact Tristan Drought on Tel: 02030255355 or by email tristan.drought@environment-agency.gov.uk or Jim Heslop on Tel: 020847 46491 or by email jim.heslop@environment-agency.gov.uk
Basic Check
2 years
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Please provide evidence of skills and experience which demonstrate this
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.
Please provide evidence of skills and experience to demonstrate this.
Programme and Project Management
Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of objectives cost-effectively.
Please provide evidence of skills and experience which demonstrate your project management skills and experience
Full 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.