Operations Field Services Team Member (Colne) - 12758

East of England
Chelmsford , St Osyth
Chelmsford Office, Leewick Depot
Team Member 2
Compressed Hours
Operational Delivery
Within our Operations Field Team, you’ll help manage river and coastal defences, working to counteract the causes of flooding and pollution.

Delivering routine maintenance for our assets, you’ll protect properties and infrastructure by maintaining flood defences and river channels. This physical role involves working in a team, outside in all weathers. You'll undertake a range of activities, from strimming, debris and tree clearance to construction and maintenance.

We act quickly when floods or environmental emergencies occur, so you’ll take part in an emergency call out rota to respond, operating our assets such as pumps, sluices and flood gates.

This role will be based at Leewick Depot, St Osyth and working in North Essex.
Our Operations Field Team are based at our Leewick Depot, St. Osyth, Essex. We deliver a maintenance programme on Sea Defences and Watercourses across the area and respond to flooding and environmental incidents both day and night. We provide advice and support to our colleagues in Asset Performance, Hydrometrics, Biodiversity and Environment Management. We also work across the country when called upon to assist other areas in flood and environmental incident response.
You should demonstrate a positive adaptable approach and a ‘can do’ attitude as a worthy team player. Good organisational skills and a proven ability to work under pressure during incidents are essential. You must understand site health and safety requirements and you’ll need good communication skills to work with customers and partners.

We would like you to have environmental awareness and experience with tablet style computers and familiarity with mobile technology.

The ideal candidate will have a good level of experience with plant and machinery and a foundation of practical skills like power tool operation and minor construction work.

A full UK driving licence is essential.
Trailer towing (Additional Category B+E on driving licence) would be an advantage

The information in the candidate pack available below, should be read along with the advert in order to understand the key accountabilities and skills needed to succeed in this role.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be given all of the training and support needed to succeed.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and there are fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.

We as an Agency take part in incident response. If successful your line manager will discuss arrangements with you depending on your role and circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE we do not accept CVs. It is your answers given to the competency questions below that will be used for interview selection so ensure you draw out your skills and experience in your responses.

Late applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

If you have any questions please contact the hiring manager: Keith.West@environment-agency.gov.uk or on 07771513129

06/10/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Health Safety & Wellbeing
In this role you will be expected to maintain the Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) of yourself and others working with you.
Please tell us about your knowledge and/or experience in this, particularly around following procedures, promoting a positive HSW culture and taking action to report or improve HSW.
Works in Teams
In this role you will be working in a team to deliver our work.
Please tell us about a team you have been proud to be in and was efficient at achieving its goals. What was your contribution and why was it key to the team’s success?
Communicates Effectively
In this role may need to resolve challenging situations, for example from members of the public.
Please tell us about a time when you have faced a challenging situation and used your communication skills to resolve it. What factors did you consider, how did you use your communication skills and what was the result?
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.

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.