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Environment Agency

RAS number: 12143
Region: Solent & South Downs
City/Town: Worthing, West Sussex
Building/Site: Guildbourne House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1LD
Grade: Executive Manager 1 Area Director   
Post Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: 37 hours per week   
Role Type: Permanent   
Salary Minimum: £71,118   

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Environment Agency to create a better place for people, wildlife and the environment across southern England. 

As Area Director, Solent & South Downs, we’ll look to you to deliver positive environmental outcomes. You’ll be at the forefront of strategic direction and action, harnessing £multi-million budgets and hundreds of dedicated people, and working across the business as part of a dynamic group of executive managers. An inspirational person, you’ll lead and motivate your staff to deliver the very best results for people who visit, live and work in Hampshire, Isle of Wight and East and West Sussex. 

From handling major incidents to enabling continuous improvement and innovation, you’ll be accountable for the operational delivery of all aspects of our business for the Area. You’ll also be expected to manage the reputation of the Environment Agency at a local level by building productive relationships with numerous influential external stakeholders, including politicians, public and third sector organisations, and heads of business. 

Our ambition is to create a nation resilient to climate change, with healthy air land and water. A nation that enables green growth, and has a sustainable future. Come join us.

The team 
You’ll be responsible for a team of talented individuals and over three hundred staff. You will report directly to the relevant Director of Operations, and form part of a dynamic, diverse and inclusive team across South & East England. 

Experience/skills required 
We’re looking for applicants who believe that providing great leadership is fundamental to our ability to protect the environment and effectively serve the communities we live in. 

You’ll have excellent communications skills, good judgement, and be a great collaborator and facilitator. These positions require a level of diplomacy commensurate with a high profile role in public policy and senior relationship management. Alongside these responsibilities you’ll be rewarded with a level of trust and inclusion in guiding the Agency successfully through some of the biggest challenges – and opportunities – facing environment, economy and society. 

You must be passionate about developing others, be innovative in your thinking and be a team player. You’ll also possess strong organisational skills - all essential to delivering a busy portfolio of work. 

Additional Information 
For an informal conversation please contact Sarah Chare: sarah.chare@environment-agency.gov.uk or 07879 848692.

Interviews will take place on 10th and 11th February 2021 using virtual technology to comply with social distancing restrictions. 

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