Field Asset Maintenance and Incident Response Lead Team Member 2 - Thames - 12465

3
South East
Sunbury-on-Thames
Sunbury Depot Site (Leasehold Land)
Lead Team Member 2
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Operational Delivery
£20,566
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.
You will be part of a diverse organisation which takes pride in welcoming applicants from all sections of the community.
Climate Change is the biggest risk we face. We are planning for future flood scenarios including a 4oC rise in global temperature and are working with government/local councils/businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife.
Field Operations protect people and the environment by maintaining and operating our flood and coastal risk management assets and responding to incidents.

This hands-on role involves:
• Leading and working together with a team and being outside in all weathers;
• Coaching and mentoring Team Members and colleagues to increase skills, knowledge and experience;
• Your team will use a variety of tools and equipment to carry out tasks such as small projects and operation of plant and equipment;
• Providing response to flood and environmental incidents inside and outside of normal working hours by participating, training and exercising. Deploying sandbags, temporary barriers, mobile pumps and pollution equipment;
• Carrying out regular checks and inspections of equipment, such as tools, personal protective equipment and vehicles.
Our field teams protect people and the environment by maintaining and operating our flood and coastal risk management assets and responding to incidents.
Field teams have a range of technical skills they use to deliver watercourse maintenance, along with asset maintenance and construction projects. The team handle a variety of specialist equipment including plant and boats.
They support the prevention or mitigation of incidents day and night.
• You should have the necessary practical skills and an understanding in environmental awareness as well as a hands on approach;
• Some experience in asset operation or maintenance/incident response/use of equipment/tools is an advantage (however full training will be provided);
• You will be trained and supported to contribute to our response to incidents inside and outside of normal working hours;
• You should have an understanding of site health and safety requirements;
• Literacy and numeracy skills are required;
• Have the ability to carry out tasks and answer queries effectively;
• Competent in using IT devices, such as an iPad, and willing to learn our in-house systems;
• Undertake specialist training as and when required;
• People management or leadership skills are desirable.
The Environment Agency are committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.
Everyone starting in a role will be welcomed into the team and given the training and support needed. As part of your comprehensive induction you will be provided with all the equipment required for your role.
We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and opportunities to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes.
This role includes being on standby and taking part in a duty roster, this standby role attracts additional payments.
For any questions relating to this role, please contact: EANWC@environment-agency.gov.uk.
Interviews are scheduled to take place from 14/10/2019.

29/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Health Safety & Wellbeing
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

In this role you will spend much of your time working outdoors with operational equipment. We are committed to ensuring that everyone stays safe at work and encourages safe behaviour from others.

In this role you will need to manage your own health, safety and wellbeing (HSW).

Please explain your understanding of HSW in an operational or field based role and why it is so important.
Works in Teams
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

It's essential that you're able to work co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals.

Tell us about a successful team you have been part of, your role within the team and why you think it worked so well.
Achieves Results
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

Our Operational Field Teams are the first to respond during flood incidents to protect people and property, often working under pressure.

In this role may need to calm down challenging situations, for example with distressed members of an affected community.
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.

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.