Senior Advisor

Addington, Kent
07 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Flood and Coastal Risk Management Senior Advisor

Partnership and Strategic Overview (P&SO)

Kent South London and East Sussex area

Base location: Addington, Kent

At the Environment Agency, our Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) department plays a huge part in the work we do, helping to reduce flood risk to people and property.  Within FCRM sit our Partnership & Strategic Overview teams, who are responsible for setting the strategic direction for all flood and coastal risk management activities. In this role, you’ll play a major part in helping to protect the homes and lives of residents from flooding.

We work with partners and communities to mitigate the risk of flooding, through raising awareness and using our regulatory powers. Initiating new civil engineering projects to protect households from flooding.

We have a vacancy for 1 permanent Senior Advisor.

If successful you’ll take the lead supporting our four Partnership and Strategic Overview teams. Your primary focus in this pivotal role, will be to drive the delivery of our challenging £412m 6 year capital programme. You will provide excellent technical and strategic support to team members in the delivery of projects. We’ll look to you to work with a range of key stakeholders to identify beneficiaries and potential external contributors to projects, who you’ll negotiate with to secure partnership funding to enable projects to proceed. In addition to using your expertise to guide operational teams and drive best practice, you’ll mentor and provide training to less experienced team members.

This role is a central feature of the FCRM team and is critical to the successful delivery of our outcomes. You’ll have excellent knowledge of flood risk management including an aptitude for managing the commercial and political aspects of this work. Whether your background’s in engineering or project management, you’ll have strong communication skills and great customer focus. Confident building relationships with external partners and internal teams, you’ll be committed to working collaboratively to achieve our goals.

You’ll have a can-do attitude and be dedicated to driving your own professional development. Knowledge of using outputs from flood risk models would be advantageous.

 In addition to your degree (or equivalent) in an environmental or engineering discipline, it is desirable that you are a member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or equivalent (or be committed to achieving this).

There are opportunities to get involved with incident management when flooding occurs. We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need.

We offer fantastic benefits for our employees including for this role an annual leave allowance of 27 days plus bank holidays.

We also offer up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year. These give you the opportunity to take part in community activities with a clear environmental outcome for people and wildlife.

We also offer up to 12.5% pension contributions and an employer contribution of 18.5% which is an incredibly generous scheme.

The starting salary for this role is £43,344.

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We are fully committed to having an 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.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.