Local recruitment: Senior Environment Officer Land & Water

Environment Agency

Nottingham, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Job description  Do you want to make the East Midlands a better place for people and wildlife?

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is inspirational to others and can provide strong leadership to our Enforcement and Incident management workstreams. The role will also lead on high profile customer communications and liaison for the team. You will support, and work closely with the two Team Leaders
You will need to be readily approachable to support and provide guidance and coaching to team members. You will plan and monitor delivery of work and will be an expert link between a number of internal teams, ensuring excellent performance and delivery of our 25 Year Environment Plan objectives.

Give leadership and direction to our legal work and retain comprehensive oversight of all Land and Water enforcement cases and drive their delivery.

Lead as senior point of contact for all Land and Water incidents and ensure we follow standards and procedure. Embed future changes to our operational approach to incident response across the department.

Communications and customer liaison
Senior point of contact for all high profile / contentious communication issues.
Co-ordinate our effective and timely responses collaborating with Team leaders and Managers.The team  The two Land and Water teams deliver our Water, Land and Biodiversity brief, in an area including the cities, of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, and also large areas given over to agriculture including the Derbyshire Peak District. The diverse nature of our Area makes for challenges and opportunities to enhance the environment.
Your base will be at one of our office locations :- Owston Ferry, Ripley, Nottingham, Rothley. Travel between these locations will be necessary.Experience/skills required  A degree in a relevant subject, or related and equivalent work experience;
strong leadership qualities
Self awareness
a good knowledge of the sectors influencing water quality. Have experience and skills in modern regulation and relevant legislation. Have a track record of delivering successful enforcement outcomes;
expected to be self-motivated and plan your workload to fit around Area priorities;
coaching and mentoring staff within our Teams is essential. Aim to develop confident and high performing staff;
apply your own initiative, and as part of a team to make decisions to achieve planned outcomes;
excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a passion for helping others.
Be able to promote inclusion by respecting differences in our workforce and work to build a supporting and engaging workplace;
have the ability to develop yourself to face the changing challenges of our work;
have a track record of technical leadership, delivering improvements and efficiencies.Contact and additional information  Please note that that your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to succeed.
There are also fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.
The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits
For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency.
For any questions relating to this role, please contact: [email protected]
Interviews will take place from week commencing 18 October 2021 at an office venue or remotely subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions

Job description attachment 1:  Candidate Pack – 19331.docx – 772KB 

Job description attachment 2:  Job Profile – 19331.docx – 54KB 

Closing Date:  22/09/2021, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required:  Basic Check

Competence 1  Delivers Results Through Others

Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

Please give an example of when you have had to deliver a piece of work or project, ideally relating to a regulated sector, where you have relied on others to achieve the outcome?

Competence 2  Communicates Effectively

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

Please give an example of a time when you have had to tailor your communication style to a specific individual/situation and what you did to make this a success?

Competence 3  Coaches Others

Uses variety of methods, including direct instruction, coaching and feedback skills to help others to develop.

Can you please give an example of when you have had to coach a member of staff to help improve their work delivery and performance?

Competence 4  Legislative Knowledge

Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.

Describe your understanding of the legislation relevant to this role. Give examples where you have applied this knowledge to achieve legal compliance or to support enforcement action?

Competence 5  Leads People

Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the Environment Agency

Can you please give an example where you engaged and inspired a group to deliver a task. What were the challenges and how did you overcome them?

Competence 6  Influences and Persuades Others

Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

Explain a situation where you needed to persuade others to change their viewpoint, including the outcome and obstacles you overcame?

Role specific license requirements: Full 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.

4 days remaining

Apply by 22 September, 2021