Local recruitment: Catchment Co-ordinator

Environment Agency

Worthing, UK 🇬🇧

Job description

We are looking for two experienced co-ordinators with strong influencing skills to lead on the multiple challenges and opportunities across all of our Sussex catchments. One Catchment Co-ordinator is needed to cover the Adur and Ouse and Arun and Western streams catchment and another is needed to cover Cuckmere and Pevensey. Successful candidates will work with area wide Environment Agency teams to better integrate the business, specifically by leading on the relevant Integrated Catchment Groups. They will also work with partners and stakeholders to design, deliver and promote catchment and area objectives, predominantly through external Catchment Partnerships.

You need to be able to work with a range of different audiences, including Conservation charities, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs family members, landowners, Local Authorities and stakeholders and operational teams. You will be required to build and sustain relationships internally and externally and develop and deliver communications to a wide range of stakeholders.

You will work with our partners to develop and deliver projects for our Solent and South Downs Environment Programme and help and support the existing and incoming internal project managers, project executives and sponsors.

The team

The posts will sit within the Solent and South Downs Environment Programme team and the successful candidate will work alongside the other Catchment Co-ordinators in that team.

Experience/skills required

• Working with a high degree of collaboration with internal and external partners/stakeholders to help deliver joint outcomes.
• Identifying, communicating and helping to fill knowledge gaps in the business.
• Demonstrating political awareness when dealing with customers, stakeholders and communities.
• Using effective written and spoken communication skills to help persuade internal or external partners to take action.
• Professional knowledge and application, to influence and inform stakeholders on environmental issues.
• Analysing/interpreting evidence to contribute effective solutions for technical problems.

Contact and additional information

We don’t just talk about diversity; we seek it, embrace it and live it, for the benefit of our staff, our communities and our environment.
We support flexible working hours and practices to help you strike a good balance between your work and your personal life. We will also encourage you to keep developing your skills and professional knowledge throughout your career.
If you would like more information please get in touch with Gareth Williams via [email protected]

Interviews will be held remotely by video conference date to be confirmed.

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Closing Date:  26/10/2021, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required  Basic Check

Length of contract:  Up to 6 Months

Competence 1: Focuses on Customers and Partners
Please describe how you would go about addressing the needs of internal and external customers.

Competence 2: Achieves Results
Please describe how you prioritise and organise tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

Competence 3: Communicates Effectively
Please describe how you convey information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively.

Role specific license requirements: Driving License

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.




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