Water, Land & Biodiversity Team Leaders

Environment Agency

Birmingham, UK 🇬🇧

Kidderminster, UK 🇬🇧

Shrewsbury, UK 🇬🇧

Sutton Coldfield, UK 🇬🇧

Tewkesbury, UK 🇬🇧

Fradley, UK 🇬🇧

Number of jobs available: 3
Region: South West, West Midlands
City/Town: Birmingham , Kidderminster , Shrewsbury , Sutton Coldfield , Tewkesbury , Fradley
Building/Site: Riversmeet House, Hafren House, Mance House, Sentinel House, Lea Marston Depot, AQUA HOUSE BIRMINGHAM B3 1AQ
Grade: Staff Grade 5
Post Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Role Type: Operational Delivery, Health and Safety
Salary Minimum: £37,462

Job description

We are the Environment Agency. Working with Government, councils, businesses, and communities, we create a better place for people and wildlife. Acting to reduce the impacts of climate change is at the heart of everything we do.

Are challenges, rewards and making a difference with your leadership, part of your career plan?

We’re looking for vibrant, self-motivated leaders who can inspire teams within the Water, Land & Biodiversity (WLB) department. You will lead our teams to meet our goals and achieve outcomes that promote a cleaner and healthier environment for the diverse communities we serve.

You’ll be committed to developing yourself and those in your team, providing a positive role model who’s versatile in creating an open, inclusive, and trusting culture where people thrive. You will look to share good practice and ways of working, identify opportunities for the business and ways to realise them.

These roles have direct line management of a range of staff at different stages in their careers. Some are vastly experienced, and others are new in role. You will be required to lead and develop all team members.

These are hybrid roles, working at least 40% of the time away from home (for full time workers this is at least 2 days per week). You’ll have the flexibility to choose which days and locations.

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 will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team

You’ll be an integral part of our Water, Land and Biodiversity department and our Area Leadership Group. As team leader you’ll join a group of 13 other leaders, who manage teams across the department.

There are several roles we are looking to fill with this round of recruitment within environment management and environmental monitoring. We’re looking to use our team leader resource flexibly to ensure our teams have all the support they need to deliver.

Experience/skills required

The role requires you to be an engaging and inspirational leader with the ability to influence others. You will have experience of developing people, leading, and motivating people to be high performing, and managing a quality service whilst providing value for money.

Additionally, you should:

• have a track record of dealing with complex leadership situations
• be able to set direction and deliver activities through your team
• effectively balance work priorities against business planning and resource management
• be flexible, resourceful and prioritise work to deliver the best outcomes
• have a positive attitude and the ability to work independently to prioritise workloads
• be a clear and confident communicator, with the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with colleagues at all levels of the organisation

Contact and additional information

Everyone starting in a new role in the West Midlands Area will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support you need to succeed.

If you would like to discuss these roles, please contact Amy Robinson, WLB Delivery Manager on 07867905945 or email amy.robinson@environment-agency.gov.uk

You can download the candidate pack for more information.

Interviews will be held across two weeks – w/c 20 and w/c 27 March 2023.

We’re committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns, so please include any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

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Closing Date:  12/03/2023, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required:  Basic Check

Competence 1: Delivers Results Through Others
Description
Please note: Your answer will be used for interview selection – please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

In this role you will lead a team and deliver high profile work through those around you. Provide an example of where you have shown leadership that inspired and motivated others to achieve a common goal.

Competence 2: Leads People
Description
Please note: Your answer will be used for interview selection – please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

We are looking for an established, credible and skilled leader. Please describe your leadership style and what you think is most important when leading a diverse team with complex and competing priorities.

Competence 3: Influences and Persuades Others
Description
Please note: Your answer will be used for interview selection – please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

You will often need to influence upwards in this role. Provide an example where you have won people over, encouraging them to willingly follow your plan. What were the challenges you faced, and how did you overcome them?

Competence 4: Manages Self
Description
Please note: Your answer will be used for interview selection – please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

This role requires you to be flexible and work at pace. Provide an example of when you have needed to work at pace and needed to adapt to a changing situation.

Role specific license requirements: Driving Licence

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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