U.K. nationals: Flood Model Data Improvements Programme Senior Advisor

Environment Agency

Various, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and motivated technical leader with a passion for data management to support major improvements in how flood model data is managed in the Environment Agency.

The Flood Model Data Improvements Programme is a four year programme that supports the delivery of the Environment Agency’s flood capital investment programme and flood incident response.

In this new role in a developing team you will have the opportunity to shape and deliver improvements in processes, tools, guidance and training that will support positive change across all aspects of flood risk management.

You will work alongside the Team Leader to:
• Identify solutions to issues with flood model data management.
• Provide technical leadership to the programme team as well as National and Area colleagues.
• Network and collaborate with stakeholders including Area teams and contractors.
• Guide the development of the Programme and associated guidance and training packages

You will have an interest in diversity and nurturing others viewpoints and have a passion for developing people. You will provide technical leadership, coaching, mentoring and inspiration to others within the team ensuring effective knowledge transfer and development of staff.

This team is part of Evidence and Risk (E&R), a national team of 140 that provides expert analysis and advice to manage risk and improve resilience. You will be part of the Flood Model Data Improvements Programme team sitting in Technical Services. The team is dispersed across the country and works closely with both area and national teams and other delivery partners, such as consultancy suppliers.

Through experience to date you will be able to demonstrate some of the following:
• Experience working in Flood Risk Management, particularly with data management
• Have great communication and influencing skills and be able to adapt your style to specific customers / partners
• An understanding of the full lifecycle of a flood modelling product, including spatial and non-spatial data
• An understanding of the wider organisation’s dependence on high quality flood model data outputs and interdependent projects
• Have great communication and influencing skills and be able to adapt your style to specific customers / partners.
• Monitor progress of work and identify risks in the delivery of priorities
• Willing to work flexibly, and be able to work effectively in a dispersed team
• Ability to prioritise your own work and make sound decisions in a timely manner
• The ability to mentor and coach others.

The team is a national team with colleagues and partners across the country. Your base location will be any main Environment Agency office. Remote working / meetings will be the norm at present.

Some travel may be beneficial to the role in due course however we use technology to full effect to keep in touch.

The Environment Agency has an important incident management role and you will be encouraged to play your part in a way that fits around your work/life balance.

Applications from those wanting full, shared or part-time working arrangements or working flexibly from home are welcome.
The assessment process will be undertaken remotely during the week commencing 21 June 2021.

For more information, please contact Jon Silcock on 07880 106805.

11/06/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check

Two years

Influences and Persuades Others

This role will require you to influence and persuade others individuals from a range of teams and levels of seniority across the Environment Agency to secure their support. Please provide a previous instance of where you have had to influence and persuade others in a technical discipline for the benefit of your organisation or the public.

Delivers Results Through Others

This role will require you to work with both internal and external stakeholders. Please provide an example of when you have achieved positive outcomes by bringing people together to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

Data and Information Management

This role will require you to identify issues with flood model data management, develop solutions for these issues and then support implementation of these solutions. Please provide an example that demonstrates you have experience of this type of situation.

Communicates Effectively

This role will require you to convey complex information and ideas clearly and accurately to others, at all levels of the organisation, with differing knowledge and experience. You will therefore need to be able demonstrate excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills. Please provide an example that demonstrates you have experience of this type of situation.
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.

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