Local recruitment: Water Quality Planner

Environment Agency

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Job description  Integrated Environment Planning team (IEP) works with both internal and external customers delivering key processes such as the water company price review and river basin management planning. Working directly with partners to achieve significant environmental improvement, it comprises technical experts who work with externally facing account managers and national and Area teams to provide evidence to justify funding of priority environmental improvements.

IEP is looking for a Water Quality Planner to enable us and water companies to deliver significant environmental improvements in the fresh and marine water environment. You are likely to work with water and sewerage companies in SSD. It would also be desirable to us if you have a good understanding of water company performance/regulation and/or water quality modelling.The team  You’ll join a team of environment planners who focus predominantly on water quality, water resources and Water Framework Directive activities. Working with operational teams, national colleagues and water companies, the team collates, analyses and shares data to produce environmental evidence that informs and drives area priorities.Experience/skills required  You will have good knowledge/experience of water quality planning and ecology and the ability/experience to lead technical conversations with both internal and external partners.

Essential: A degree (or equivalent knowledge and/or experience) in a relevant environmental discipline.
Desirable: Membership of, or working towards a membership of, a relevant professional institute (e.g. CIWEM)

Through your experience to date you will be able to demonstrate some of the following:
•Political awareness and sensitivity to deliver the right service when dealing with customers and stakeholders
•The ability to work collaboratively with other teams
•The ability to articulate solutions to problems in a simple, engaging way
•Good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.
•Good planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities and deliver to tight timescales.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 Matthew Murphy via [email protected]

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

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Closing Date: 24/11/2021, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required:  Basic Check

Length of contract:  12 months

Competence 1: Achieves Results
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Competence 2: Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
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Competence 3: Managing the Environment Agency’s Interaction in the Land Use Planning Process
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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.

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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