Data and Information Technical Specialist- 28396

Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Digital, Finance, Geography, Information Technology
£39,635 pro rata
We are the Environment Agency. We are fully committed to having an 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 create better places for people, wildlife and the environment. We put the climate emergency at the heart of everything we do and help society adapt to environmental challenges such as flooding, drought and sea level rise. We improve and protect the quality of our air, land and water by tackling pollution. We work with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations and believe a healthy and diverse environment enhances people’s lives and contributes to sustainable and resilient economic growth.
This internal/external facing role is an amazing opportunity to contribute to our Geospatial development across the whole of the organisation, enabling our colleagues to deliver our challenging environmental ambitions.
We need someone to:
• Help us manage our contract relationship with our key suppliers,
• Work with Defra Commercial to get the best value from these contracts.
• Coordinate requirements from the team
• Lead on Whole Life Costs, developing business cases and submitting bids for funding.
Ideal candidate will also have knowledge of GIS, with user management, and data and information management experience using ESRI products. You will combine a strong drive to modernise with a passion for improving the environment.
Working in the National GIS Team you will provide contract management support for our spatial tools and systems and work closely with the team to ensure best use of our resources. You will be able to identify opportunities to reduce effort and duplication and work with other teams to ensure we have a common approach on financial and contract management activities.
The National GIS Team provide Geospatial services and lead on their use in the EA. We deliver through a variety of tools including Easimap2, our in-house GIS view and query tool, ArcMap Desktop and IM Portal, an ArcGIS Enterprise service configured and maintained for Incident Management. We also manage and support access to ArcGIS Online (AGOL). A joined-up, well-managed, modern suite of services is essential for our users.
We require a combination of the following experience or skills:

• Experience of financial management and familiarity with finance systems
• Experience of contract management
• Experience working with Commercial Teams and processes
• Experience of Whole life Costs management
• Capable of gathering requirements and communicating them to delivery partners
• Understanding of data licencing and data protection policies and procedures.
• Understanding of ESRI spatial mapping tools.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support you need to succeed. There are also fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.
Please note that that your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.

Everyone that joins us is required to undertake training and participate in incident response duties when the need to respond arises Having an incident role is an essential part of working for the Environment Agency and an active way to support communities and prevent harm to the environment. Further information on incident response can be found within your candidate pack.

There are no base location requirements and the role can be fulfilled via remote working.

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:

28/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Up to 12 Months
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
This role will require that you manage, store and make data available. Can you describe a time when you have had to manage data, either for yourself or others?
Financial Compliance
Meets statutory, internal and government financial requirements.
This role will require you to generate purchase orders and process payments in SOP. Please tell us about a time when you have had to use SOP to process payments from contractors or similar?
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Develops and maintains effective working relationships
In this role you will need to work with members of the GIS Team, wider directorate as well as DDTS, commercial and external delivery partners,. Can you describe how you go about developing and maintaining relationship with customers and delivery partners?
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.