PSO G5 Engagement Officer - 10343

North West
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
Knowledge & Information Management
£34,879 pro rata
This fixed term role has been established as part of European Funding for the Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk Management Scheme (FRMS). You will have demonstrable experience in delivery of communications and engagement. You will support with the coordination of all aspects of communications and engagement for this project.

This role is crucial to support the scheme. Working closely with colleagues you will support with all aspects of the scheme, engaging with key communities and stakeholders, and dealing with events. You will support proactive communications work that influences policies, plans and decisions of key local stakeholders that helps to change environmental behaviour and protects and builds our reputation.

You will work closely with area teams to plan our strategic direction and support our partners both internally and externally.
The Partnerships and Strategic Overview – Data, Evidence, Projects and Funding team work closely with our partners to minimise the risks of flooding. The team takes a strategic overview of all flood risk and works with partners to plan, fund and deliver new flood risk management schemes that better protect communities from flooding. We are responsible for modelling, working with our customers and influence the location and design of new developments.
We are seeking candidates with experience of communications and engagement and working with stakeholders.
You’ll have proven ability of:
• Communication skills: able to produce high quality plain English letters, and engagement materials; be able to listen and negotiate; and show judgement and tact when dealing with challenging situations.
• Proven successes by building and coordinating relationships with internal and external customers and partners.
• Plan and execute successful events
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Able to work effectively independently and as part of a team
• A positive, proactive, and hard-working attitude

Closing Date: 3rd May 2019 at 23:55
This is a fixed term position until 1st April 2020 with the potential to be extended until 31st December 2022. The post holder will work across the EA and Lancashire County Council project teams and will be line managed by the PSO Team Leader. We encourage everyone who feels they have the right skills for this role to apply, including those of you who work part time or compressed hours, and we will support a job share arrangement where feasible. Please let us know your working preferences if you are selected for interview. There will be a need to travel extensively in the local area, and also visit partners at their offices. For further details please contact Marina Powell-Currie on Tel: +442030255794

03/05/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.

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Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

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Engages others
Initiates and supports change, responding effectively to changing roles, situations or people. Able to plan events effectively.

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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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