Flood and Coastal Risk Management FCRM – Natural Environment and Rural Resilience advisor - 28628

Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
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.

The Environment Agency’s Natural Environment and Rural Resilience team is the national lead on delivering flood and coastal resilience through land and nature-based solutions, improving rural flood resilience, and supporting nature recovery alongside flood outcomes.

We're looking for a self-motivated and adaptable new member of our team to get involved in our wide range of work. Our senior advisors lead on the strategic delivery of our topic areas and you will play an integral role supporting them. You’ll bring experience and enthusiasm to support our strategic work delivering flood and coastal risk management outcomes, and you’ll also get involved in more activities that help make us a great and effective team.

The role will be permanent. It will involve hybrid working with a mix of office, home and an expectation of some travel across the country including overnight stays.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what the Environment Agency does. All new entrants will be required to have an incident role and make themselves 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 incident roles.
We are a dispersed and busy team, leading a range of activities to implement environmental and rural elements of the national FCERM Strategy.

The team’s aim is to help the nation get ready for, and resilient to flooding and coastal change by improving the environment through flood risk management, supporting rural areas become ready and resilient to flooding and strengthening resilience to flood risks through land based solutions.
We welcome applicants with experience of some or all of the following:
• Environmental, rural and land and nature based considerations in the context of flood and coastal erosion risk management
• Building and sustaining relationships with various stakeholders with different needs.
• Networking to shape, influence and embed new ways of working
• Planning and co-ordinating work and team activities
• Using effective communication tools including range of Microsoft tools and technology
• Managing a varying workload
• Knowledge of EA processes

You will be comfortable working across a range of different topics and be able to plan and prioritise your work, with a ‘can-do’ attitude, identifying and delivering solutions.

You will be happy to work with established routes and business process, but also able to make decisions in the context of competing views and incomplete information or uncertainty.
The team is part of the FCRM Strategy department, leading on the overall implementation of the FCERM strategy.
You can work from an office or remotely or a combination of those, but please expect some travel throughout the year for regular meetings.
The role will be available from the beginning of May 2024.
Interviews are planned for 22nd and 26th March. Interviews will be held virtually.
If you’ve got questions about the role, contact Laura Kitson (laura.kitson@environment-agency.gov.uk) or Christine Dulake (christine.dulake@environment-agency.gov.uk)

28/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
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.

Please give an example of where you have had to resolve a problem when there was incomplete information or uncertainty around the solution?
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Develops and maintains effective working relationships.

Please tell us about a successful relationship you’ve initiated and/or developed in order to achieve a successful outcome. Explain your approach and how that helped reach the goal.
Manages Self
Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role.

Please give us a work example that has drawn on your personal organisation skills and resilience, describing any techniques you employed to ensure you maintained your effectiveness and wellbeing.
Works in Teams
Works co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.

Thinking of a time when you’ve worked as part of an effective team, can you please describe for us how your behaviour, skills and knowledge contributed to the team effectiveness and any outcomes you are particularly proud to have achieved?
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.