Environment Assistant - 8418

West Midlands
Sentinel House
Staff Grade 2
Fixed Term
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
£18,102 pro-rata
We are looking to find an enthusiastic team player to support our Land and Water teams, helping create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment.

You’ll be responsible for providing admin support to the Environment Officers. You will need to be well organised and a capable communicator, able to interact with staff from a number of departments dealing well with internal and external customers, setting realistic expectations and maintaining valued relationships. You will also prioritise and action emails, track actions and ensure correspondence and business critical documents are dealt with accurately and in a timely manner. You will facilitate and attend meetings and travel to other offices in West Midlands as required as we work across a range of sites.
You will be based at our Fradley office near Lichfield as part of Tame and Upper Avon Land & Water team, but supporting as needed across the wider West Midlands. Your work will contribute to delivering priority based environmental outcomes in water quality, agriculture and water resources. The team also respond to environmental emergencies and incidents and you will be asked to support our incident response.
• Proven administrative experience.
• Highly organised and able to deal with confidential, high profile and sensitive issues.
• Act as an initial point of contact, communicating with the team so information and advice is delivery accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner.
• Excellent communication skills building effective working relationships quickly with a track record for working well to deadlines.
• Flexible and resourceful, able to deal with shifting priorities, taking ownership of arising issues.
• Work effectively and efficiently on your own, dealing confidently with last minute changes.
• Strong Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills are essential.
Closing Date: 8th July 2018 at 23:55 hours For further information please contact Ruth Meek ruth.meek@environment-agency.gov.uk or Jan Cope jan.cope@environment-agency.gov.uk We are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. This is a fixed term contract until March 2019. We have a strong incident management culture. The post holder will be given excellent training and be expected to have an active incident management role.
Basic Check
to March 2019
Influences and Persuades Others
Describe a time that you persuaded someone to do something that they didn’t initially want to do. Describe the process you went through and how you sought to understand the other person’s point of view.
Communicates Effectively
Describe how you have used a range of communication methods to present your views in a convincing way. Tell us about the audiences, what the messages were, how you communicated the messages and what you took into consideration to ensure each message landed well. How did you alter your communication style to suit each audience?
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Describe how you manage and prioritise a high work load and how you ensure work is delivered to a high standard.
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.