U.K. nationals: Environment Planning Officer

Environment Agency
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Job description  

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent communication, and information management skills to support our role in managing Water Resources in the East Midlands 

Last years prolonged hot, dry weather and our CEO, Sir James Bevan’s, speech at the Waterwise Conference, highlighted the growing pressures on our water resources. 

Your role, supported by our Water Resource Specialists, will be to help protect and improve these precious resources for wildlife, people and future generations. You will do this by supporting workloads such as:

  • responding to abstraction licence applications, consultations and queries;
  • supporting the catchment abstraction management strategy process 
  • supporting the Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP)
  • contributing to drought planning and response
  • supporting the technical requirements of the Water Framework Directive
  • supporting the area contributions to Abstraction reform

Depending on your skills, interests, and team priorities, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of activities carried out within our team. These include: 

  • data visualisation through GIS mapping; 
  • water quality planning; 
  • river basin planning; 
  • catchment planning;
  • managing and analysing data and evidence to inform area business plans; 
  • strategic monitoring programme work.

The team  

The Integrated Environment Planning (IEP) team is predominantly a water planning team with specialists in water quality, water resources and river basin planning. 

Working with area operational teams and national colleagues, we collate, analyse and share data, and produce the environmental plans that inform and drive East Midland’s area priorities. 

Our small, friendly team of advisors are at the heart of environmental decision making, facilitating integrated actions to solve complex problems.

Experience/skills required  

  • Good organisational skills/discipline and the ability to plan, track, deliver and evaluate work. 
  • Experience of gathering, maintaining and quality-assuring data/information
  • Experience of translating guidance and instructions into local delivery.
  • Good research/analysis skills, supporting an ability to make proportionate, evidence-based inferences/proposals from information.
  • Able to work under own initiative and as part of a larger, cross-functional/multidisciplinary team
  • Sensitive to the needs of the internal and external customers and able to deliver outcomes through these.
  • Able to offer support to working groups and organise/facilitate effective meetings.
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of these subject areas would be highly desirable: Geographical Information Systems; hydrology, water resource management.

Contact and additional information  

More information about the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack.
If you have any questions about the role please contact Vanessa Shoebridge. Telephone: 020302 53433 or email

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Job description attachment 2  

  • job profile - 11037.pdf – 73KB 

Closing Date: 17/06/2019, 23:55 hours

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Length of contract  

Competence 1  
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

Competence 2  
Communicates Effectively

Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

Competence 3  
Focuses on Customers and Partners

Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses

Competence 4  
Data and Information Management

Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

Competence 5  
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems

Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.