Programme Manager - South East - 27854

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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
£59,682
You will be a key leader in a programme of projects where the Environment Agency in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council are developing a new, £100+ million large coastal flood and erosion risk management approach for the Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne stretch of coast.
This will be one of the largest coastal flood risk projects in the country, as we plan to make Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne resilient to coastal flooding in response to the current climate emergency.

The programme will reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion to an estimated 10,000 residential properties as well as key infrastructure, local businesses, heritage sites and nature conservation areas.

For some elements of the programme you may be Project Executive and for other projects in the programme, you will take a more strategic role overseeing the programme, ensuring they are affordable and sustainable and building a collaborative team alongside the Area Programme Director.

You will also form a key member of the South East Hub Leadership Team working alongside the Delivery Manager, Programme Specialists and other Programme Managers and will be part of the national Programme Manager Community of Practice.

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 team leads on the delivery of a £5.2bn capital programme, protecting people, properties and the environment from the effects of climate change. This challenging capital programme also delivers asset management programmes and exciting transformation and innovation projects.

Programme and Contract Management sits in our Major Projects and Programme Delivery (MPPD) team. The team provide project, programme, and contract management services delivering or supporting projects typically focused on flood risk and asset management.
• The ability to develop a resilient network of relationships with stakeholders including internal colleagues, delivery partners, statutory authorities, landowners, and local communities.
• Experience and training in project and contract management, ideally within engineering, construction and/or flood & coastal risk management (PRINCE 2 or APMP qualification is desirable)
• A track record for delivering results on large, technically challenging projects through leadership of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Strong awareness of the need for exemplary Health, Safety and Wellbeing behaviours and the importance of the climate emergency
• A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering, environmental or geography related discipline
• Chartered membership of a professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or APMP is preferred.
Benefits include generous pension and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance.
When providing evidence for competencies, give examples of how you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or transferable skills. Candidates invited to interview will also be asked questions relating to the Competency of health, safety and wellbeing and leading people.
Although you will have a base office location we offer flexible working to work from home when appropriate. You’ll also need to travel to sites, work from site offices and conduct occasional national travel.
For further information please contact colin.maplesden@environment-agency.gov.uk
Additional documents attached to your application will not be assessed.
Interviews to take place w/c 6 November

22/10/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Description:
Selects, plans, and manages contractors, programmes, or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.

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

Question:
Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrate the competency described above – 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.
Delivers Results Through Others
Description:
Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

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

Question: Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrate the competency described above – 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.
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Description:
Develops and maintains effective working relationships – in order to deliver benefits for society and the environment.

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

Question: Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrate the competency described above – 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 Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Description:
Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes and without, compromising quality or accuracy.

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.

Question: Tell us how your experience, skills and knowledge demonstrate the competency described above – 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.
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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.