UK nationals: Environment Assistant (Environment Management Team)

Beverley, United Kingdom
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Job description  

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join and provide administrative support primarily to our busy Beverley based Land & Water Environment Management Team. Support to the team will include, amongst other things, customer liaison, data management, record keeping, contributing to the response to freedom of information requests and helping to ensure that statutory deadlines are met. There may also be opportunities to undertake site visits and assist in taking water samples. This support is essential to allow the teams to carry out their duties. The role may extend to support for other Environment Management teams in the Area. The role is predominantly office based but there may be some opportunity to shadow other members of staff whilst working out on site.

The team  

The Beverley based Land & Water Environment Management team carries out the following tasks:

  • Regulation of water industry operations
  • Environmental incident management and where necessary enforcement. 
  • Regulation of the pig & poultry industrial sector
  • Responding to planning consultations
  • Taking samples to determine river and bathing water quality
  • Regulation of water resource licences
  • Regulation of land spreading
  • Providing pollution prevention advice to businesses

Experience/skills required  

  • Proven administrative experience, highly organised and able to deal with confidential, high profile, and sensitive issues. 
  • Provide information and advice accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner. 
  • Excellent communication skills, work to deadlines, flexible and resourceful with the ability to handle shifting priorities. 
  • Work as part of a team and ability to work on your own, dealing confidently with last minute changes. 

We are looking for a candidate to have strong IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel and Office 365. 

A full driving licence is desirable but not essential.

Contact and additional information  

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits including holidays, pension and flexible working hours. There are fully funded opportunities to develop academic/professional qualifications and there is an expectation that the successful candidate will complete an Apprenticeship Scheme. The grade rate is £18,392. Contracted hours is 37 per week. We welcome applications regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity or marital status. If you have any questions on these posts please contact the hiring manager: John Bullers – or on 020302 55093 The closing date for applications is 7 March 2019 at 23:55 hours

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Length of contract  

Competence 1  
Communicates Effectively


This role will involve working with a wide range of customers and you will be required to communicate effectively and appropriately. 

What methods of communication do you think you will need to use, and when do you think each would be appropriate? Use examples of things you have done to illustrate this.

Competence 2  
Manages Self


How do you prioritise and organise tasks? You can use an example to help you demonstrate how you do this.

Competence 3  
Works in Teams


It is crucial to this role that you are able to build and sustain relationships with fellow team members. Why do you think this is important?

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.