Do you have a passion for the natural environment and want to achieve improvements that make Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire a better place for people and wildlife?
We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable person to work collaboratively with a range of internal teams and external organisations.
You will drive forward the development of environmental plans and projects that deliver multiple benefits for the water environment, seeking investment and partnership opportunities to support delivery of environmental outcomes and wider social/economic benefits.
You will have responsibility for a specific geographical area maintaining a strategic overview of its environmental needs but at times work across a wider area. You will take a flexible approach and look for opportunities to deliver key local priorities via new organisations / funding sources alongside current ones.
A key focus will be on project development and influencing partner activities to enable the delivery of environmental objectives. You will work with key stakeholders, particularly Catchment Partnerships, to ensure EA (Environment Agency) funded projects achieve agreed outcomes and provide value for money.
You will work independently as well as with other Catchment Coordinators, Project Managers, Programme Support and other specialist EA officers in the Area and Nationally.
The Environment Programme team deliver multiple benefits for the local environment, community, and business through cost-effective projects and by influencing investment in the environment. We aim to achieve outcomes that are wide ranging, however our key focus (largest funding) locally is on achieving priority outcomes for the water environment via the Water Environment Improvement Fund (WEIF). We are also responsible for programmes for fisheries, water resources and integrating projects with flood risk investment.
We are looking for candidates with either a degree in an environmental discipline, or equivalent relevant experience who can demonstrate skills in;
• Building and maintaining relationships with others and working in a collaborative way
• Strategic thinking and planning leading to decisions that achieve results
• Leading and influencing others at all levels
• Delivering results accurately, on time and to the agreed costs and outcomes
• Using evidence, data and understanding of environmental issues within the water environment to identify opportunities to address them
• Using communication skills and ability to take complex data and information and present it in an appropriate and engaging way.
Knowledge of project management and data visualisation skills would be desirable but are not essential.
A full driving licence is not essential as the Environment Agency supports the use of sustainable transport choices when site visits and attendance at external meetings are required.
Contact and additional information
Please note the fixed term until August 2022, this could become permanent for an external candidate. Applications for secondments into the EA from partner organisations are welcomed. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss.
Any further Catchment Coordinator fixed term posts that become available within the next 6 months will be recruited to from this campaign without further advertising.
The EA is fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share.
We are currently working virtually as a dispersed team, although some travel for essential face to face meetings or visiting sites in the field maybe required.
Please contact Andy Judd on 07768 006095 or [email protected] for more information
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Closing Date: 06/12/2021, 23:55 hours
Level of security checks required: Basic Check
Length of contract: 6 months minimum
Competence 1: Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.
Successful partnership working, both internally and externally, is vital in this role. Describe an example of when you have worked in partnership to deliver local or organisational objectives.
Competence 2: Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results
In the Environment Programme team at times, you will need to be able to think differently.
Describe a time where you have had to think differently to make a situation or project successful and achieve a desired result. What were the benefits of the actions you took?
Competence 3: 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.
Describe how you have used your skills to influence the achievement of, or an improvement in a desired outcome
Competence 4: Strategic Environment Planning
Develops, delivers, and implements strategic plans for the sustainable use, protection, and improvement of our environment.
Describe a time when you have contributed to the medium / long term planning of work. How did you ensure partners were engaged and delivery was achieved?
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.