Local recruitment: Integrated Environment Planning Officer (Water Resources) - Solent and South Downs

Environment Agency

Chichester, UK 馃嚞馃嚙

Romsey, UK 馃嚞馃嚙

Worthing, UK 馃嚞馃嚙

Number of jobs available: 1
Region: South East
City/Town: Chichester , Romsey , Worthing
Building/Site: Various
Grade: Staff Grade 4
Post Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
Role Type: Operational Delivery
Salary Minimum: 拢29,706

Job description

It鈥檚 an exciting time to be working on water resources management. The pressures of climate change and population growth mean that it will become even more challenging to allocate this precious resource between different uses in the future while protecting and enhancing the water environment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward-thinking individual with excellent communication skills and knowledge of environmental pressures.

This post is a technical officer role. The post holder will:-

路 administer an online mailbox and deal with emails
路 collate and respond to water resource licence consultations and provide technical support to others in the team
路 prepare routine correspondence for internal and/or external customers
路 collate, maintain and analyse complex information or data, submitting results in a written report or database
路 support our work on the Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) and associated water company plans
路 support drought planning activities and the drought co-ordinator

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents, or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team

You鈥檒l join the Integrated Environment Planning (IEP) team, containing specialists in water resources planning working across the Solent and South Downs Area. We鈥檙e a team of experienced advisors central to environmental decision making, delivering integrated actions to maximise benefits for people and wildlife.

We work with internal and external partners to collate, analyse and share data, providing the environmental evidence to inform our area鈥檚 priorities.

Experience/skills required

You should be qualified to degree level in an environmental discipline and have experience in the following areas:-

路 awareness and experience of water resource data analysis and/or techniques, and their outputs, to support decision making
路 communicating effectively with a wide range of customers in different situations
路 understanding, analysing and translating a variety of data and information into evidence that can be used to inform and influence decisions by technical and non-technical audiences, and support strategic planning activities
路 ability to work under own initiative, and as part of a larger, cross-functional team, prioritising and delivering work to relevant standards and tight deadlines
路 good organisational skills/discipline and the ability to plan, track, deliver and evaluate own work and other projects so project management experience would be desirable

Contact and additional information

The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled, female and LGBT+ candidates, so that our team really does represent and understand the communities we work with. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance and offer numerous choices to help accommodate the demands that various personal commitments may present. Training and learning opportunities are available for those wanting to progress their career.

If you have any questions about this role please see the candidate pack or contact eatalent@environment-agency.gov.uk

Interviews for this role will take place by MS Teams during in March 2023

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Closing Date:  27/02/2023, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required:  Basic Check

Competence 1: Focuses on Customers and Partners
Description
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.

Give an example of a time when you have improved the standard of service offered to a customer?
路 What did you do?
路 Why was this necessary?
路 What was the outcome?

Competence 2: Communicates Effectively
Description
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

Give an example of when you have had to tailor your communication style to a specific individual/situation.
路 Why was this necessary?
路 How did you approach it?
路 How did you monitor the situation to ensure understanding?
路 What was the outcome?

Competence 3: Data and Information Management
Description
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

Describe a time when you have used data to identify issues.
路 How did you collect the data?
路 What did you identify from the data?
路 How was this used to inform decisions?
路 What was the outcome?

Competence 4: Achieves Results
Description
Use data, intelligence and technical knowledge to identify actions to deliver environmental improvement; to secure and track delivery of these actions by coordinating or providing evidence for plans, reports and other communications

Give an example of when you prioritised your workload to ensure you achieve the results required in your role.
路 What was the situation?
路 What were the timelines you were working to?
路 How did you deal with any setbacks?
路 What was the outcome?
路 What did you learn from this?

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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