Local recruitment: Sustainable Places Team Leader

Environment Agency

Wallingford, UK 🇬🇧

Job description  

Are you passionate about making a difference to people and the environment, leading others to deliver our contributions to EA2025? We are looking for an individual with drive and vision to provide leadership to our Thames Area Sustainable Places (SP) team.

This permanent Team Leader position, within the Environment Planning and Engagement department (EPE), directly line manages the Sustainable Places Team, but also works closely alongside our EPE Leadership Team, Area and national colleagues, and Local Planning Partners, providing exposure to a diverse and exciting range of opportunities.

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of the planning system and goals around sustainable growth. They will be enthusiastic about developing both themselves and others, and in creating an open, inclusive, kind and trusting culture which supports people to perform at their best.

Alongside this, responding to incidents is a central part of what we do at the Environment Agency. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity 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  

The Thames Sustainable Places team lead our Environment Agency’s local input into development, growth and planning policy matters. Seeking to secure the best possible environmental outcomes by working closely with internal colleagues, local councils, numerous developers, and partners.

This role provides direction and leadership to the SP team, and forms an integral part of our EPE Leadership Team. The Team Leader also works closely with colleagues from other areas, to share and incorporate best practice. Experience/skills required  

We are looking for applicants who believe that providing great leadership is fundamental to our ability to protect people and the environment.

You will enjoy the challenge of leading a busy team with tight deadlines, will be confident in your networks and in representing the Environment Agency with customers, partners and stakeholders in matters relating to our role within the UK planning system.

You will also be able to demonstrate your excellent relationship building and communication skills.

We don’t just talk about diversity; we seek it, embrace it, and live it, for the benefit of our staff, our communities, and our environment. We are looking to strengthen our leadership team with a flexible leader, someone inclusive and willing to challenge how we do things. We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. Contact and additional information  

We support flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share. Our hybrid working model combines home and office working, however you will be expected to attend the office for certain meetings.

To discuss any aspects of the roles please contact Emma Hill on; emma.hill@environment-agency.gov.uk




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development