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Data and Information Specialist

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
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 01/05/2023
Company Name Environment Agency
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Directory Entry : The Environment Agency work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. The Agency was established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment.
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About us

Are you ready to make a real difference and join the fight against flood and coastal erosion? As a Data and Information Specialist for the Environment Agency, you will be at the forefront of managing the 78,000 flood assets across England. From flood defence banks and walls to pumping stations and sluices, you work will help to ensure the safety of people and property by maintaining and operating our assets effectively and efficiently. You will be part of a visionary team that reduces flood risk and delivers capital projects, acting as the 'intelligent' client to ensure successful solutions for local areas. This is your chance to be a hero and help protect our communities from the devastating impact of flooding. Join us now!

We are seeking a talented data specialist to provide technology and data support, and who will have an integral role in ensuring our asset data and information is fit for use. Our goal is to make well-informed decisions based on solid evidence, and by embracing innovation and fostering consistency, you will play a crucial role in shaping our asset data management now and into the future. You will lead the charge in implementing improvements, harnessing new technologies, and sharing best practices across our teams to leave a lasting impact.

This is an exciting opportunity for strategic thinkers who thrive on using creative solutions to deliver complex portfolios of work to help reduce flood risk to local communities and protect the environment, and who will understand and promote to others the critical role good data and information will play in delivering our goals.

Where you will work 

As our Data and Information Specialist you will be a member of one of our Asset Performance Teams, who are responsible for ensuring our assets are constructed, inspected, surveyed, assessed, maintained and operated in a safe, effective and efficient manner. The teams are a key part of reducing flood risk to people and property, and ensuring our projects deliver effective flood risk solutions for local communities.  

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:

  • Comfortable in working with IT systems.
  • Capability to analyse and interpret figures and data, and have experience of using data and information to provide recommendations and/or inform a decision or outcome.
  • Able to portray complex information for a wide audience to comprehend.
  • Understand and be an advocate for the importance of data & information to processes and delivering objectives.
  • Be innovative and able to identify and seize opportunities to create and implement new or improved methods and processes without compromising quality.
  • Able to show leadership and take responsibility for the tasks you will be delegated, including delegating tasks to others in the team.
  • Be able to manage own development and workload.
  • Strong communication and data problem solving skills
  • Awareness of Building Information Management (BIM) standards is beneficial, but is not essential.
  • Institute of Asset Management Certificate is beneficial, but is not essential.

What you will get: 

  • Annual salary £37,462
  • Training and support for professional development
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • 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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