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NEAS Team Leader

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (South West) - UK
Salary Additional Information £37,462 pro-rata
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/02/2023
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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NEAS Team Leader

Salary: £37,462 pro-rata

Region: South West

City/Town: Blandford Forum, Bodmin, Bridgwater, Bristol, Exeter

Contract: Fixed term

Job refence: 25375

We are looking for a people leader to support a multi-disciplinary team of environmental professionals through adaptable leadership and effective management of resources.

Reporting to the NEAS SW Operational Unit Manager, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team of around 10 environmental professionals that’s involved in ground-breaking and award-winning work through effective collaboration across internal departments, the wider Defra group, Statutory bodies, our framework delivery partners, businesses and communities. The dispersed team is comprised of Environmental Project Managers of diverse professional experience, Landscape Architects and Archaeologists.

Your positive and visible leadership style will motivate and inspire the team to achieve successful environmental outcomes. With excellent people skills you will provide leadership for your teams' health, safety and wellbeing as well as ensure their personal development.

As part of the role you will be required to co-locate and work at Environment Agency offices within the SW Hub (Bodmin, Exeter, Bridgwater, Blandford, Bristol). You may also be required to attend national meetings in locations such as London and Birmingham, with some overnight stays.

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 National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) team oversees the effective management of environmental risk on our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects. We identify and deliver environmental consents, approvals and environmental enhancements that leave a better place. Our NEAS Hub Teams are responsible for the input of high quality environmental and sustainability advice to the Integrated Delivery Teams for each Delivery Hub.

Experience/Skills Required


• have the ability to lead, motivate, support and develop a team of skilled practioners

• have effective communication skills in a hybrid working setting

• be able to demonstrate leadership to deliver outcomes through others

• have experience of influencing others to achieve outcomes

• have experience of supporting individuals through change


• have an understanding of project and programme management

• have an understanding of the environment and sustainability sector

Contact and Additional Information

Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance and offer numerous choices to help accommodate the demands that various personal commitments may present. Excellent training and learning opportunities are available for those wanting to progress their career, including personal and professional development. Please see the candidate pack for more information around benefits offered.

When providing evidence for competencies within your application, please give examples of how you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills.

For further information please contact: Ali.Richardson@environment-agency.gov.uk

CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in the fortnight commencing: 27 February 2023.


Closing date: 12 February 2023, 23:55 hours.



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