National Sustainability Performance Advisor

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an experienced environmental professional to join our National Environmental Assessment & Sustainability (NEAS) team. NEAS oversee the effective management of environmental risk on our Flood Risk Management projects and identify and help deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place.

You will play an important role in helping the Environment Agency reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK by 2021. Your contribution will be key to ensuring that the flood protection projects are delivered with attention to environmental impacts and relevant environmental consents are secured to help deliver positive outcomes for people and wildlife.


The National Sustainability Performance Advisor role will be essential in enabling the delivery of an effective new structure for NEAS to respond to our new supplier arrangements which went live on 1st April 2019. The role will help ensure nationally consistent approaches are adopted in the 6 geographical Units in England and influence the national Portfolio Management Office (PMO) in an effective manner. The post will be instrumental in setting the national direction and aspiration with regard to Sustainability, carbon reduction and environmental risk management in the whole.


Experience/skills required 


·         You are likely to be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an environmental discipline.

·         You will have significant relevant experience and perhaps a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.

·         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.

The closing date for applications is 15th September 2019. If you have any questions about the role, please contact .


Interviews to be held in the fortnight commencing 7th October 2019


To apply, please visit and search for 12289.

The Environment Agency will not normally refund interview expenses for candidates who are invited to interview although may do so in exceptional circumstances.

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.

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