Local recruitment: Connected by Water – Programme Manager

Environment Agency

Rotherham, UK 🇬🇧

Number of jobs available: 1
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
City/Town: Rotherham
Building/Site: Templeborough, Various
Grade: Staff Grade 6
Post Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours
Role Type: Environment & Sustainability
Salary Minimum: £46,374 Pro-rata

Job description

The Environment Agency are part of the South Yorkshire alliance, working together to build flood resilience and respond to the climate emergency across South Yorkshire. This alliance comprises the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Yorkshire Water, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council and the Environment Agency.

Together, this alliance developed the Connected by Water Action (CBW) Action Plan (January 2022). This can accessed here: www.connectedbywater.co.uk

The CBW Programme Manager will work across all organisations, to lead and manage delivery of the CBW plan and programme. This includes delivery of the South Yorkshire capital programme. The Programme Manager will work across all partners at both strategic and operational levels, including working with the CBW Steering Group, CBW Delivery Group and the four theme working groups.
The role will provide the CBW partnership with confidence that the delivery of the CBW plan is being lead and managed effectively and is on track to deliver the required milestones. This will be achieved by adopting a professional and rigorous approach to leading and managing the delivery of the plan.
The CBW Programme Manager will lead on partnership funding bids and managing the CBW funding streams.

The team

This role is hosted within the Environment Agency, working on behalf of all CBW partnership organisations. The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Yorkshire Water, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council and the Environment Agency.

The CBW Programme Manager will be expected to work from all CBW partnership organisations offices.

Within the Environment Agency, this role will sit within the South Yorkshire Partnerships & Strategic Overview team.

Experience/skills required

We are looking for individuals with considerable experience of working with and building effective working relationships with others. You will need to demonstrate experience of partnership working, stakeholder engagement, influencing and persuasion skills to be successful in this role. This includes establishing and maintaining strong relationships at all levels, across multiple organisations and the ability to influence and drive the right culture and behaviours. Proven leadership skills and the ability to develop a strategic approach to delivering results are also required.

Programme and project management experience is essential, with a background of driving sustainable performance against challenging business targets. This includes experience of business planning, budget management, conflict resolution, critical thinking and problem solving.

We are also looking for individuals with experience of working with public sector organisations and processes, including the ability to identify, lead and secure funding opportunities.
Contact and additional information
Please note – your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.

The role will work across South Yorkshire. This includes working from Environment Agency, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Yorkshire Water, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Sheffield City Council offices. Please be aware that this includes offices in Leeds for the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water.

For a more detailed copy of the Candidate Information Pack than the one supplied with this advert, including detailed role duties, please email [email protected] and include the wording “23145 Candidate Pack” in the email.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact: [email protected] or 07909686053.

Interviews are scheduled to take place from week commencing 18/07/22.

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Closing Date: 06/07/2022, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required: Basic Check

Length of contract: Up To 2 Years

Competence 1: Delivers Results Through Others
Description: Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

Question: Please can you give an example of how you have ensured the successful delivery a high-profile piece of work, which required others to significantly contribute to enable the successful delivery of the outcome.

Competence 2: Customer and Partner Relations
Description: Consults and collaborates with Customers and Partners effectively through awareness raising, education and combined projects, ensuring buy-in to initiatives and the beneficial promotion of the Environment Agency’s duties and policies.

Question: To enable the successful delivery of the Connected by Water plan, you will need to build and maintain working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders. Please tell us about how you have successfully built and maintained relationships in the past, how you approached this and the key considerations you made?

Competence 3: Leads People
Description: Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the Environment Agency.

Question: Please give a specific example of where you demonstrated leadership, to inspire and motivate a team to deliver results.

Competence 4: Programme and Project Management
Description: Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.

Question: Please can you give an example of how you have successfully managed a project or programme. What approaches and methods did you use to ensure a successful result?

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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