Monitoring Field Team Leader - 28625

North West
Kendal , Penrith
Bridge End Depot, Ghyll Mount
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Operational Delivery
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.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and inspirational person to lead the National Monitoring Field Team in Cumbria. Whilst the location is flexible you will be covering a dispersed team based in the Cumbria area and travel to meet team members in the field would be expected.

You will manage and be responsible for a dispersed front-line team who collect a variety of chemical, physical and biological samples in the Cumbria area, to deliver the National and Area environmental monitoring programmes.

Being organised and confident in dealing with a wide range of customers and stakeholders is important and you will be responsible for the performance of your team, developing and motivating them to deliver results to strict time and quality targets, whilst ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing.

You will develop team members to ensure effective delivery of the monitoring programme in Cumbria. Ensuring appropriate skill levels are developed and maintained and team performance is optimised in line with specified goals.

You will be responsible for the health, safety & wellbeing of your team by actively promoting awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices in line with Environment Agency guidance.

You will be a role model and promote inclusion by respecting differences in our workforce and build a supportive & engaging workplace.

There will also be opportunity to support the Environment Agency’s Incident response.
The Monitoring Field Team is part of National Monitoring. We collect field-based samples and environmental data for both local, national and statutory requirements. The data collected provides key information for multiple teams working across the Environment Agency.
You will be covering a dispersed team based in the Cumbria area and travel to meet team members in the field would be expected. The main depots in the area being located at Penrith and Kendal.
A full UK driving licence is essential for this role as regular travel around Cumbria will be required.
We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated applicants. You should have the ability to provide leadership to motivate and inspire your team to deliver the monitoring programme in East Thames.
Experience and knowledge of the Environment Agency’s monitoring programmes would be an advantage, but it is not essential. More important is that you will have excellent communication skills and you will know how to lead, motivate and develop your team so that they can be their best.
You will also need experience of managing the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of others, ideally in a dispersed or field-based setting.
You support people through change and create an environment that encourages creativity, innovation and improving efficiency.
You will champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the team.
The working hours for this role are 37 per week Monday to Friday. We welcome flexible working patterns so please include any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.
The base location for this role will be one of our offices in Cumbria (Penrith or Kendal) but regular travel around the patch to see your team will be required. You will also occasionally be required to travel to meetings around the country.
For further enquiries about the role please contact Neil Lewin by calling 02030 251905 or by email –
We welcome applications from individuals of any age, gender or ethnic background. What matters most to us is that you want to make a real, practical contribution to protecting the environment.

28/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Delivers Results Through Others
Please give an example of where you have developed people so that have the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully carry out the role and/or future roles.
Achieves Results
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Leads People
Please give an example of when you have provided leadership that inspired and motivated other to achieve a goal.
Health Safety & Wellbeing
Explain a situation where you have exhibited good health and safety practices and tell us how you lead others to ensure health and safety is a top priority in all of your work activities.
Full UK 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.

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