Local recruitment: Team Leader (Pan Area Hydrology)

Environment Agency

Brampton, UK 🇬🇧

Number of jobs available: 1
Region: East of England
City/Town: Brampton
Building/Site: Brampton Office
Grade: Staff Grade 5
Post Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Role Type: Business Management & Improvement, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management
Salary Minimum: £37,462

Job description

Here at the Environment Agency we take care of nature and people. If you have a love of leading people and a real interest in the natural world then we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated individual to lead and inspire a newly formed hydrology team delivering across much of East Anglia and Lincolnshire. Our Area hydrologists monitor, analyse, assess, forecast and report on the water environment covering a diverse range of rivers and wetlands. We work on today’s hydrological challenges, whilst making sure we are preparing and adapting to the future challenges of Climate Change.

You will have strong leadership skills, the ability to drive forward priorities and develop a newly formed team. Building and maintaining productive relationships with internal customers will be at the heart of your role. You will oversee budgets, work planning, project delivery and recruitment whilst needing to be flexible and adaptable to changing work priorities.

You will be responsible for the health, safety & wellbeing of your team by actively promoting awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices in line with Environment Agency guidance.

You will be a role model and promote inclusion by respecting differences in our workforce and build a supportive and engaging workplace.

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.

This is a permanent role based in our East Anglia Area with some travel to other offices. We support flexible working patterns, including job share.

The team

We have a mixture of Technical Specialists and Officers in the Team who provide expertise and advice on water resource management and regulation.

The Team Leader will be a person who is passionate about leading people and seeks to amplify all possibilities for the work the team do. Our Team Leader will become part of our Area Leadership Group which influences the growth and development of the organisation.

For more info on working visit https://environmentagencycareers.co.uk/

Experience/skills required

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is passionate about leading, developing and supporting people. It is more important you have that desire and aptitude rather than an in-depth knowledge of environmental science.

You should have experience of leading people, maybe through non-team leader roles such as project management or a technical specialist/leader role.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing is our top priority. You must be able be demonstrate your awareness of keeping yourself and others safe and well.

You will:

  • be able to balance and manage demands on the team from internal and external sources to help prioritise and manage workloads.
  • have experience of building and maintaining productive and influential relationships with internal and external customers and partners – a key part of the role.

You’ll be offered every support and training in leadership but at the same time have the freedom to find your own style.

Contact and additional information

In East Anglia we want to create a diverse workplace where individuals are respected, valued and listened to. We’re all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) we can become an equal opportunity employer where we grow and learn together.

It is our ambition to champion diversity through building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

We’re a kind team and spend time ensuring everyone develops for the good of themselves and nature.

We offer a fantastic benefits package detailed in the candidate pack.

Eligibility for lease cars is made based on the role. Internal candidates – check the lease car policy and consider its impact before applying

If you have any questions, please contact Alison Parnell via alison.parnell@environment-agency.gov.uk or 07831330828

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Closing Date:  20/03/2023, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required:  Basic Check

Competence 1: Leads People
Please note we do not assess CVs. Answers to these competency questions will be used for interview selection so ensure you draw out your skills and experience in your responses. You have up to 250 words so please do use them to tell us what we need to know about you. See Candidate pack for more details and a link to our capability dictionary.

As the Hydrology Team Leader, you will be responsible for leading a new team that will need great leadership to help it establish, both shaping it and setting direction. Please provide an example of when you have inspired a team through personal commitment, enthusiasm and by demonstrating personal accountability for your performance.

Competence 2: Delivers Results Through Others
Harnessing others to deliver is key to the success of this role. What is the most important project or piece of work that a team you have lead has delivered for your organisation and how did approach leading the team to deliver?

Competence 3: Builds and Sustains Relationships
Working collaboratively with other teams will be essential part of making this newly formed team a success. Please provide an example of when you have developed and maintained effective working relationships – respecting different views, cultures, values, opinions, and the contributions that all colleagues make.

Role specific license requirements: Full UK 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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