Local recruitment: Junior Water Resources Planner

Environment Agency

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Number of jobs available: 1
Region: National
City/Town: All
Building/Site: All
Grade: Staff Grade 3
Post Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Role Type: Operational Support Grade
Salary Minimum: £24,213

Job description

This is an opportunity to join the Environment Agency at an entry level position within the area of Water Resources Planning. It is an exciting opportunity to join a team working with Water Companies, Internal colleagues working to secure long-term sustainable water supplies. The role will support and contribute to the work being carried out to build resilience into long term water resource planning at a time of climate change and the challenges that this brings at a local, regional, and national level.
The role will include working in & supporting virtual teams in the delivery of water resources work as well as an opportunity to develop your own skills, knowledge, and experience to enhance your career opportunities with the Environment Agency. You will provide administrative support to the wider teams as well as work on pieces of work in support of the wider aims and goals of the Environment Agency. There will be opportunities to broaden your experience by being part of a wide array of different groups working on People, HSW, EDI or task and finish work were bringing people together will enhance the output and support the wider operation.

The team

We are a Water Resources team who work with Water Companies on their statutory requirements to supply water to the Public, Agriculture & Industry within England’s borders alongside internal Environment Agency & External Partners colleagues, our main customers are Water Companies.
The team helps to influence and ensure the right decisions are made by water companies and others to protect and enhance the future needs of water supply, the ecology, and the environment.

Experience/skills required

Experience/skills required
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a desire to join and organisation and team who are at the forefront of Water Resources planning, ideally you will have the drive and passion to learn new skills, develop your understanding of water resources planning, data handling and analysis skills, skills, and knowledge to impact on the sustainability of our water supply.

Experience/Skilled required:

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Educated to GCSE standard or Equivalent (C or 4 or above in GCSE English & Maths).
  • Positive & Enthusiastic attitude.
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently off your own initiative.
  • A basic working knowledge of Microsoft applications, word, outlook & excel.
  • Experience of achieving work/tasks against timescales.
  • A desire to learn and develop skills and Knowledge of Water Resource Planning.

Desirable but not essential

  • Experience of using office 360, including SharePoint.

Contact and additional information

For further information contact Ian Robinson at 07785523277 or at [email protected]
The role will require some travel & overnight stays to attend internal meetings, we operate a hybrid working model splitting time between home and office locations.
Interview will be virtual and an invite to interview will be on the basis of your competency responses in your application.

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Closing Date: 09/07/2022, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required:  Basic Check

Competence 1: Communicates Effectively
Please note: Your answer will be used for interview selection – please draw out your skills and experience in your responses.
Communicates effectively.
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately, and persuasively through speech and writing.
In this role you will communicate regularly and clearly with others to deliver a message or outcome. Please give an example of a time where you have used your communication skills effectively in either a work, voluntary or academic setting to convey a message, result or outcome.
• Who was the audience?
• What did you have to do?
• How did you gauge whether your approach was effective?
• What was the message, result or outcome?
• What did you learn from it?
You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.

Competence 2: Achieves Results
Please note: Your answer will be used for interview selection – please draw out your skills and experience in your responses.
Achieves Results.
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Priorities and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievements of results.
In this role you will be responsible for delivering your work against timescales and to a high standard working at time on your own initiative. Please give an example of when you have achieved a result or outcome that was challenging for you either in a work, voluntary or academic setting.
• How did you set yourself this goal?
• What was the result or outcome you were aiming to achieve?
• How did you go about achieving the result or outcome?
• How did you plan and prioritise to meet your goal?
• What was the result or outcome?
• What did you learn from the experience?

You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.

Competence 3: Focuses on Customers and Partners
Please note: Your answer will be used for interview selection – please draw out your skills and experience in your responses.
Focuses on customers and partners.
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses
In this role you will work with range of customers both internal Environment Agency Colleagues as well as External Water Companies and Partner organisations so experience of being able to address and respond to customers requirements will be essential. Please give an example of when you have responded to a customer’s query or request and why you believe you provided a Rapid and Effective response.
• What was the request or query?
• How did you go about ensuring you understood the request or query?
• What actions did you take to meet the customer or partners request or query?
• How do you know that you provided a Rapid or Effective response?
• What was the outcome?
• What did you learn from the experience?

You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.

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.