Partnerships and Strategic Overview Advisor - 10792

East Midlands
Trentside Offices
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Planning, Programme and Project Management
Flooding represents a crucial challenge both now and into the future as the impacts of climate change become apparent. Having strategic overview of all sources of flooding, the Environment Agency has a key role. As a Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor in the Partnerships and Strategic Overview Team, you will be working at the very heart of this organisation, helping to reduce flood risk to people and property.

This team's role is extremely varied and draws upon a diverse range of transferrable skills. You will be expected to draw upon past experience in flood risk management or related disciplines to contribute to some or all of the following activities depending on the applicant's strengths and experience:

• Lead our local process to technically assess flood risk activity permit and planning applications to ensure no detrimental flood risk impact.
• Create partnerships with communities, Flood Risk Management Authorities, business and others to reduce flood risk through growth.
• Help improve the data through which we base our decisions
• As Senior User, contribute to planning and delivery of schemes that help to reduce flood risk.
• Help with our response to environment and flood incidents.
The Partnerships and Strategic Overview (PSO) team have a wide and varied remit within Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM). From engaging with many other organisations to deliver FCRM projects to, commissioning computer models which help us better understand flood risk. We are a very friendly and welcoming and inclusive team with a diverse set of skills and experiences to learn from, all with the common goal to reduce flood risk to us all.
Through your experience you will ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following:

• Have an engineering / geographical / science background or a relevant degree / professional qualification
• Apply a project management approach to manage multiple priorities and competing demands
• Be able to show where you’ve represented your organisation to work with others to deliver success
• Be an intelligent problem solver, with a methodical work approach linked to managing risk
• Have excellent communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
• Experience of working within and knowledge of flood risk management is desirable.

It would be advantageous to hold a Full UK driving licence.
Closing Date: 27th May 2019 at 23:55 hours

There are up to 3 permanent and temporary vacancies. You will be part of a diverse organisation which takes pride in welcoming applicants from all sections of the community. Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to succeed. There are also many fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications. The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits. For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack. For any questions relating to this role, please contact: Morgan Wray 02030253344 or

27/05/2019, 23:55 hours

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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.