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Job description

Operational Unit Manager (OUM) - 9794

Number of jobs available

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber


Staff Grade 6

Post Type

Working Pattern
Full Time

Role Type
Senior Leadership

Salary Minimum

Job description
We are looking to recruit an experienced operational environmental manager to join our National Environmental Assessment & Sustainability (NEAS) team. You will oversee the management of a geographical unit and will have direct line management of a Team Leader and a Principal Environmental Project Manager. Indirectly you will lead a team of between 6 and 12. You will be the Single Point of Contact for NEAS within the Unit. The role will be critical in providing senior leadership to the NEAS team and developing and maintaining relationships with other leaders across the Unit. You will work within the recently formed Collaborative Delivery Team (CDT) to set the sustainability aspirations for the Unit, ensure that the necessary resources are secured and oversee the performance of both NEAS staff and our suppliers. You will oversee expenditure and income and make interventions to ensure that targets are met. As a member of the NEAS Leadership Team, you will play a key role in shaping NEAS for the future and will lead on a number of national priority workstreams.

The team
NEAS oversee the effective management of environmental risk on our Flood Risk Management projects and identify and deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place. You will play an important role in helping the Agency reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes by 2021. Your contribution will be key to ensuring that flood protection projects are delivered with full attention to environmental impacts and ensuring relevant environmental consents to help deliver positive outcomes.

Experience/skills required
  • It is likely that you will be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an environmental discipline but this is not essential if can offer good experience and a proven track record of management
  • You will have great communication skills and have the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Programme and Project Management skills will be advantageous.
  • We will support you in progressing within your chosen professional institute.

    Contact and additional information
  • You will need to hold a full UK driving licence. The role requires some travel and overnight stays.
  • More information about the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack.
  • If you have any questions about the role, please contact phil.griffiths@environment-agency.gov.uk or on 07771624262 or dermot.smith@environment-agency.gov.uk
  • The Environment Agency will not normally refund interview expenses for candidates who are invited to interview although may do so in exceptional circumstances.
  • Please make it clear which location you are applying for.
  • Interviews to be held in the fortnight commencing 7th October 2019.

    Job description attachment 1
    OUM - Candidate Pack - 9794.docx - 769KB
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    Job description attachment 2
    Job Profile - 9794.pdf - 74KB

    Closing Date:

    15/09/2019, 23:55 hours

    Level of security checks required
    Basic Check

    Competence 1
    Leads People

    Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of the Environment Agency.

    Competence 2
    Leads the Organisation

    Takes personal responsibility for the implementation of changes and programmes that are crucial to the success of the Environment Agency.

    Competence 3
    Develops People

    Makes sure team members have the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully carry out their current role and to develop into future roles.

    Competence 4
    Delivers Results Through Others

    Harnesses the team to deliver results on time, to required standards and in line with organisational processes and procedures.

    Role specific license requirements
    Full UK driving licence.

    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.

    The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

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    £44,477.00 - £43,889.00
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