Programme Specialist South East - 28652

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South East
London, Romsey , West Malling , Worthing
Staff Grade 7
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours
Programme and Project Management, Project Delivery
£63,144
The role of Programme Specialist is a senior leadership position as part of the Southeast Integrated Delivery Team. This leadership role has accountability for ensuring a stable workload and working with Area teams to develop a confident and secure pipeline whilst also readying the department for additional workstreams to reflect the future need.

The role has oversight of the programme, available data and networks, spotting issues, risks and opportunities and resolving or enacting opportunities as effectively as possible.

The Programme Specialist will work with project sponsors, senior members from our delivery partners and the area delivery boards to spearhead improvements in the way we work and deliver projects.

The role will lead and support change in terms of carbon budgets and carbon performance, assurance and accountancy changes, biodiversity net gain and entering the next commercial strategy space. The role will lead on influencing these changes and ensure effective implementation within the hubs.

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.
The Southeast Programme and Contract Management team, part of Major Projects and Programme Delivery is led by a Delivery Manager, supported by Programme Specialists, Programme Managers and Project Team Managers. The team is at the heart of integrated project and programme delivery, collaboratively delivering sustainable asset management projects throughout their lifecycle to reduce flood risk, deliver environmental improvements and reduce carbon, resulting in added value and a greater sense of shared ownership with local communities.
A degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering, environment, asset management, project management, leadership, or management related discipline, ideally with chartered membership of a professional body such as APMP, CIWEM, ICE or a management institute.

As an experienced leader, you’ll have a proven track record of successfully leading people through change and delivering complex programmes of work in collaboration with others, harnessing their skills, promoting innovation and driving improved performance.

You’ll have extensive experience managing complex stakeholders, operating across all levels of an organisation, demonstrating strong interpersonal, collaboration, influencing and negotiating skills. You’ll have strong mentoring skills to support your teams in the delivery of their work.

Significant experience in project, contract and/or people management environment. An engineering, construction and/or flood & coastal risk management background is desirable not essential.

A history for delivering results in challenging projects or programmes through coordination of a technical team will need to be demonstrated.
Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working supports a healthy work/life balance and offers numerous choices to accommodate the demands that personal commitments may present. Excellent training and learning opportunities are available, including personal and professional development.
The role will require travel to Environment Agency and Delivery Partner offices across the southeast and occasional visits to London and Birmingham. Overnight stays may occasionally be necessary. 
Driving licence ideally required.
When providing evidence for competencies within your application, please give examples of how you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills.
For further information contact colin.maplesden@environment-agency.gov.uk
Interviews to commence 11 March, Guildbourne House, Worthing

Documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

03/03/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Manages Self
Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrates the competency described below – please include details of any roles/responsibilities you have undertaken that have required this competency (where applicable), where skills are transferable and provide specific examples to illustrate your response.
Managing self is about having full awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. It is how you effectively organise yourself and take personal responsibility for your own role in the Environment Agency
Leads People
Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrates the competency described below – please include details of any roles/responsibilities you have undertaken that have required this competency (where applicable), where skills are transferable and provide specific examples to illustrate your response.
Leads people is about how you provide leadership that inspires, motivates and directs others to achieve both their professional objectives and personal aspirations. By leading a highly successful team you are able to deliver the ambitious goals of the Environment Agency.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrates the competency described below – please include details of any roles/responsibilities you have undertaken that have required this competency (where applicable), where skills are transferable and provide specific examples to illustrate your response.
Focuses on customers and partners is how you address the needs of both internal and external customers and how you manage these relationships.
Programme and Project Management
Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrates the competency described below – please include details of any roles/responsibilities you have undertaken that have required this competency (where applicable), where skills are transferable and provide specific examples to illustrate your response.
Programme management is the coordinated management of projects, business-as-usual activities and resources to achieve the Environment Agency’s objectives.
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.