Area Programmes – Portfolio Assurance Officer (Flood & Coastal Risk Management)

Environment Agency
Flood & Coastal Risk Management
Area Programmes – Portfolio Assurance Officer
Grade 4: £28,785
Various locations

Resource tomorrow: ensure we have everything we need to deliver our vital projects

The challenge

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.

The nation’s investment in flood and coastal defences has helped to protect properties and reduce the impacts of flooding on lives and livelihoods. Between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2027, the government is investing a further £5.2 billion in reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. Alongside the construction of hard flood defences, our programme will seek to incorporate natural flood management and climate change allowances into the design of our schemes as well as create habitats for wildlife.

Each of our 14 regions has its own Programmes team, which works in partnership with local authorities and other organisations to balance the risk of floods and coastal erosion with supporting economic growth, the wellbeing of our communities and the environment. By adding local insights to the development and planning of work, you’ll be helping to protect people, property and the environment from the challenges of global climate change. Your skills have never mattered more.

The role 

Working as part of our Resource Planning and Assurance Team, you’ll help us plan our workload and the human and technical resources we need to deliver it. With numerous projects running at once, this is a vital role. You’ll help us gather, analyse and present data so we can decide how to best utilise resources. At the same time, you’ll provide excellent customer service by anticipating the needs of the business, reacting quickly to change, and finding ways to continuously improve our processes and delivery. You should expect peaks in workflow from time to time and be ready to plan your own work to manage them.

The person

We’re looking for a well-organised, focused individual with strong planning and problem-solving skills.  Good judgement and decision-making skills will be essential, and you’ll have the ability to implement and refine innovative work practices. You’ll be an effective communicator with a flair for presenting data in an engaging way. Self-motivated and capable of working independently, you’re also a committed team player, who is open to challenge and change. A background in engineering or environmental projects would be helpful, but is not essential.

The benefits

Our benefits package includes generous annual leave, an excellent pension and flexible working arrangements. We’ll also look after your wellbeing through our employee assistance programme, shopping and leisure discounts, and interest-free loans for bikes and season ticket loans.

There are many opportunities to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes. 

The Environment Agency is committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies.

Closing Date:
04/08/2021

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