Local recruitment: Integrated Water Management Framework Programme Delivery Manager 

Environment Agency

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


Number of jobs available: 1
Region: National
City/Town: Home Working , All, Various
Grade: Staff Grade 6
Post Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours, Other
Role Type: Programme and Project Management
Salary Minimum: £46,374 Pro-rata

Job description

The Integrated Water Management Framework (IWMF) programme seeks to better integrate the planning of water across disciplines. This will support the Environment Agency’s ambition to improve the quality of our water environment. You will need good communication and people skills with an ability to build rapport. You will influence and persuade key internal and external stakeholders, including key Government Departments, to gain their buy-in.

The IWMF programme is exploring the environmental benefits of integrated delivery. We work with partners from across the water sector to challenge and improve the way water is planned and managed. The successful candidate’s primary role will be linking the programme with others, maximising opportunities to identify and test new delivery mechanisms and approaches. It would be beneficial, but not essential, for applicants to have technical knowledge of water planning legislation and an understanding of existing industry ways of working.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in influencing the Environment Agency’s developing national approach to integrated water management. It provides the chance to work with a range of colleagues and partners (Defra Group and beyond) to improve the way we plan for the water environment.

The team

Our team works with colleagues from across the four Environment Agency operational areas within the OxCam Arc. In addition to Environment Agency national teams, Defra Group colleagues, and local stakeholders. We share skills and learning, maximising opportunities to test and trial new approaches, tools, and mechanisms. We seek to change the way that growth, our natural capital assets, and natural resources are planned for and protected for future generations.

Experience/skills required

We are looking for a proactive, motivated self-starter, with a flexible attitude. You will need to be organised and thrive in a fast-changing environment.

Required skills/ experience/ knowledge:
•An understanding of the principles set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan.
•Experience using stakeholder networks to achieve results.
•The ability to think creatively to solve complex problems.
•The ability to identify opportunities and a willingness to test and trial new approaches.
•The ability to work autonomously, to lead and deliver to tight and changeable deadlines.
•An understanding of the Defra Group, it’s delivery bodies and the structure of the wider water sector.
•The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, customers, and partners – working effectively in a ‘virtual team’.

Desirable knowledge:
•An understanding of water management (quality, river basin, resource and flood) planning processes and now these can be used to deliver positive outcomes.

Contact and additional information

This role is office based (location flexible), with regular home working opportunities. As a dispersed team most of our work is virtual, however regular travel to London, our regional offices, and other venues will be required.

We are fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce, we welcome flexible working patterns, including job share.

Interview dates: Thursday 13 & Friday 14 October 2022

For any questions relating to this role please contact: [email protected]

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Closing Date: 02/10/2022, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required: Basic Check

Length of contract: Up to 24 months

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: 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.

Competence 3: Leads People
Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of our organisations

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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