Knowledge Asset Manager - 28570

East Midlands, East of England, London, National, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Staff Grade 6
Fixed Term
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours
Business Management & Improvement, Commercial, Knowledge & Information Management, Other, Strategy
£50,409 Pro rata
The Role
“The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We don’t just talk about diversity; we seek it, embrace it and live it, for the benefit of our staff, our communities and our environment. Everyone starting in a new role will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support needed. As part of your comprehensive induction, you will be provided with all the equipment required for your role.”

We wish to appoint to a new position to lead the management and exploitation of our knowledge assets (KAs). KAs are non-physical assets such as intellectual property, skills, know-how, data and R&D outputs. These are key elements of a 2021 report (“Getting Smarter: a strategy for knowledge and innovation assets in the public sector”) and part of a government priority to boost productivity and bring UK inventions into the economy. The post is funded by the Government Office for Technology Transfer (GOTT) as part of its KA Strengthening Pilot programme (KASP).

You will have the rare opportunity to shape how the Environment Agency supports this important emerging area of work. The KA Manager will manage the process from knowledge asset identification through to exploitation and will be involved in development of relevant KA policies and processes.

For more details please see the Job Description attachment.
You’ll be part of the Future Funding Income Generation team; a dedicated team who strive to maximise income generation for the Environment Agency through commercial routes. It’s a supportive, innovative and creative environment. As funding is squeezed we seek new opportunities to use the Environment Agency’s knowledge assets to drive income which in turn supports the valuable work of the organisation. You'll work with teams across the Environment Agency and external partners.
Please see the attached Job Description. If you are interested in the role but are unsure if your experience matches the Job Description then we urge you to contact us for a discussion. This is an emerging work area so we know not everyone will have all of the skills listed but we'd love to hear about the skills and experience you do have.
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.

For an informal discussion contact

Interviews will be held via MS Teams late February/early March

04/03/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Up to 24 Months
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

Describe a time when you have had to manage conflicting priorities to deliver a project or piece of work on time.
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

Provide a work example of how you have used these skills.
Uses Initiative
Takes action before and/or beyond what is required, owning the outcome.

Describe a work situation where you have shown these behaviours.
Delivers Results Through Others
Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

Describe a work situation where you have delivered results through others.
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.