Project Support Officer - 28609

Staff Grade 3
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Programme and Project Management
We are looking for Project Support Officers to join our National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability team (NEAS) to support the team to deliver sustainable outcomes.

You will become part of a great working environment and support the team by arranging meetings, telecons, webinars and workshops as well as drafting agendas, taking, and writing up meeting notes and providing administration and support of our SharePoint site. In addition, depending on technical background and interests, you may be asked to assist with more specific sustainability tasks (relevant technical training and supervision will be given as needed).

These might include:

Carry out FCRM Capital Project related tasks as directed by the NEAS lead;

Supporting the Sustainability and Innovation Sub-Group

Support environmental screening for projects and programmes.

Help collate and manage data on performance against sustainability requirements e.g. carbon, BREEAM Infrastructure and Biodiversity Net Gain

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.
NEAS is divided into 6 operational Hubs, with each being led by an Operational Unit Manager overseeing 10-15 staff, supported by Principal Environmental Specialists and Team Leaders. Each Team Leader manages a Project Support Officer, several Environmental Project Managers (EPMs) and Senior Environmental Project Managers (SEPMs) who work collaboratively with our environmental supply partners to provide technical expertise and support the day-to-day delivery of projects within our flood & coastal erosion risk management programme.
Have an interest and be knowledgeable in the environment and the positive influence you can make with collaboration and involvement. It would be advantageous to have knowledge of flood and coastal risk management however in house training is available.

Good communicator and comfortable working in a virtual team environment is essential.

Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

Numeracy and report writing skills and confident in balancing multiple pieces of work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.

Providing excellent customer service; positive, enjoy helping colleagues and take pride in your work.

Self-management of workload and priorities, meeting deadlines and working independently without supervision.

Good organisational and planning skills.

You will be offered comprehensive induction/training and will be given the time and space to learn while doing the role. You will also be assigned a coach within the team to support you as you embark on the role.
Please see the candidate pack for more information on the benefits offered, including generous pension provision and leave entitlement, flexible working practices, and excellent training and learning opportunities. 

As a national role the office location is flexible. The role will require regular travel to project sites and project team meetings in other Agency and Supply Partner offices. Overnight stays will be necessary from time to time. 

For further information contact

CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

Interviews are anticipated to take place virtually via MS Teams at the start of April 2024.

25/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Environmental Awareness
Description: Appreciates the impact that activities have on the environment and identifies ways to protect and preserve the environment for the future.

Question: Provide an example where the work you have done has had a direct impact to the environment – detail if this was a positive or negative impact.
Communicates Effectively
Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately, and persuasively through speech and writing.

Question: Please tell us about a piece of work you’ve been involved in which involved you using different methods of communication. How did you adjust your methods to suit your audience and explain how you knew they had understood your message.
Achieves Results
Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

Question: Tell us about a job that you have done that you are particularly proud of. Tell us about the challenges you faced and what you specifically did to achieve a successful outcome?
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.