Local recruitment: Waterways Assets Team Leader

Environment Agency

Brampton, UK 🇬🇧

Ely, UK 🇬🇧

Kettering, UK 🇬🇧

Lincoln, UK 🇬🇧

Peterborough, UK 🇬🇧

Spalding, UK 🇬🇧

Number of jobs available: 1
Region: East Midlands, East of England
City/Town: Brampton , Ely , Kettering , Lincoln , Peterborough , Spalding
Building/Site: Ely Office, Brampton Office, Spalding Office, Nene House, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT, Quay House
Grade: Staff Grade 6
Post Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Role Type: Business Management & Improvement, Education and Training, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management, Strategy, Knowledge & Information Management, Geography, Project Delivery
Salary Minimum: £47,646
Job description: An exciting opportunity has arisen, to lead, shape and develop the Anglian Waterways Asset Team whilst maintaining and improving the condition of our navigation asset base.

You will be a curious, positive, people-centred leader – determined to deliver results on time, to required quality standards and cost to fulfil the business plan and achieve / support environmental goals.

You will be visible and positive; motivating and developing team members to ensure that an effective and appropriately skilled team is maintained, a culture of continuous improvement developed and individual and team performance optimised in line with strategic goals.

You will guide and support team members through organisational change effectively, so that improvements and benefits are realised, and enhanced working practices identified & adopted.

You will have credible Asset Management experience and proven understanding/ application of the AM discipline. You will provide expert advice and knowledge to develop and implement an effective strategy for the management of Anglian Waterway assets, linking to the wider EA Asset Management strategy. You will be the Responsible Officer for the Waterways Asset base.

Establish and maintaining effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders to understand and influence their activities and promote positive collaborative working.

The role also involves accountability for delivery of the Anglian Waterway capital/revenue programme – ensuring cost effective sustainable solutions, delivered safely, and providing positive benefits for people and the environment helping achieve EA eMission2030 sustainability plan.

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

The Anglian Waterways Asset Team currently consists of 5 staff members who manage the Waterways capital programme, routine revenue maintenance and repairs covering 568km of navigable rivers throughout Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
The work carried out is essential for the delivery of our statutory duties and for the safety of river users.
The Asset Team leader assumes the role as the Responsible Officer for all Anglian Waterways Assets.

Experience/skills required

Leading and driving strategically to influence and deliver outcomes and partner organisations.
Translates organisational outcomes into plans and programmes for frontline delivery, in a regulatory/operational environment.
Delivering results through others, for example by managing a team, coaching, mentoring for projects or across an organisation, with a strong ability to delegate technically specific tasks.
Actively forming and maintaining close links with internal and external partners/stakeholders to deliver the outcomes of both a specific team and the wider organisation (National, FCRM, Defra, Waterways user groups)
Extensive experience & knowledge within programme/project management frameworks to prioritise and deliver outcomes required.
Politically sensitive and able to manage the expectations of customers/stakeholders/communities – having communicated complex messages in clear simple language.
A high capability to make decisions by assessing incomplete and disparate information/evidence.
Enthusiasm to improve how we do things, championing efficiency/effectiveness, together with the ability to thrive in a changing high freedom work environment.

Contact and additional information

The successful candidate will also be able to promote our equality, diversity and inclusion ambitions, and be able to demonstrate keeping themself and others safe and well.
It would be desirable to have professional membership of Institute of Chartered Engineers (ICE) or Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM).
It would also be desirable to have a programme/project management qualification.

If you’re unsure whether to apply or have any questions please get in touch for an informal chat:
katherine.briscombe@environment-agency.gov.uk

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Closing Date:  29/09/2023, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required: Basic Check

Competence 1: Leads People
Description
We want leaders that inspire and motivate others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the Environment Agency. Please tell us about your experience of leading people. What, do you think, are the most important skills to have in leadership? Tell us about how you have used these in the past and how would you apply these in this role.

Competence 2: Programme and Project Management
Description
Using an example, please describe how you have effectively planned projects and/or programmes to achieve a set of outcomes to cost, time and quality standards.

Competence 3: Delivers Results Through Others
Description
In this role you will need to achieve effective results through others by maximising the use of resources, setting business priorities and monitoring performance. Please give an example of your experience in delivering a major project or piece of work through others.

Competence 4: Assets Management
Description
Using an example, describe how you have managed Assets/or led a team that has managed assets through stages of the asset management lifecycle.

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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