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Catchment Planning Specialist

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (South East) - UK, England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary Additional Information £37,462
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 08/05/2023
Company Name Environment Agency
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About us

If you’re part of the Environment Agency (EA), you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment and tackling issues of national importance.

Are you excited by the prospect of working with data and environmental information? We are offering an incredible opportunity as a Catchment Planning Specialist! Your excellent communication, planning, and data manipulation skills will be put to use alongside evidence-based advice to inform investment into projects aimed at improving our water environment. As you lead technical delivery for senior managers across Hertfordshire and North London, your innovative solutions could help shape important impacts on both local initiatives & external customers alike - leaving your mark among inspiring green movements.

Hertfordshire and North London has a mixture of rural, suburban and heavily urbanised areas that are all under significant pressure as well as several chalk river catchments – truly unique environments we look to enhance and protect whilst preserving for future generations. Join the Environment Agency and help us achieve these goals!

Where you will work 

The Integrated Environment Planning team has a pivotal role in collating, analysing and sharing data to produce evidence that informs and drives area priorities. The team includes Specialists and Officers who focus on water resources, water quality and Water Framework Directive activities.

Our Welwyn Garden City base location has a hybrid model allowing individuals to work either at home or at our office (a minimum number of days in the office per week will be agreed with your line manager and will be dependent on business needs and reviewed periodically).

What do you need

You will be qualified to at least degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline or have significant relevant experience from a workplace that can be applied in this role.

Expected skills and experience include: 

• Good knowledge and understanding of catchment planning and/or water management planning

• Working with data and environmental information, and being able to portray complex information for a wide audience to comprehend

• Effective influencing and negotiation skills 

• An ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences and excellent customer service skills

• Basic project management skills

• An ability to work in a high workload, high pressure environment 

• A flexible, positive approach and a proven ability to achieve results

• The ability to run a technical (virtual) team

• An ability to effectively train and coach others 

What you will get: 

  • Annual salary £37,462 
  • Training and support for professional development
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Career development and training
  • Employee benefits
  • Flexible hybrid working hours + the potential for 15 additional flexi credit days if credit hours have been accrued
  • 27 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Joining a workplace known for its friendly culture which strongly believes in inclusivity and allowing people to be their best self at work

Contact and Additional Information 

At the Environment Agency, we go above and beyond when it comes to diversity—we seek out new perspectives, welcome different experiences and promote inclusivity both within our staff team as well as wider communities. We're on a mission to create lasting change for people's lives across every corner of society.

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 workplace adjustments will be available to support you with your incident role. 

If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact the recruitment team at earecruitment@peoplescout.co.uk.

The information in the candidate pack is available and should be read in conjunction with the advert to understand key accountabilities and skills for success in this role.


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