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OFWAT
Environment Engagement & Delivery Specialist
Position type: Permanent
Job reference: 352704
No. Vacancies: 1
Location: Birmingham (B5 4UA) or London (E14 4HD) based with hybrid working
Salary: £36,918 - £44,000
Closing date: 22 May 2024 at 23:55
Application method: apply via Civil Service Jobs - Environment Engagement & Delivery Specialist - Civil Service Jobs - GOV.UK
The Role
We're looking for an Environment Engagement & Delivery Specialist to join our Environment Team at Senior Associate grade. The sector is facing unprecedented challenges, and we want someone who relishes the opportunity to apply their skills and experience to improve our water environment.
This is an exciting new role in an expanding team. You will have the opportunity to create and be part of Ofwat's intensified engagement on the environment. You will support the development and delivery of an effective stakeholder engagement and influencing approach for Ofwat's environment team. You will have the opportunity to shape Ofwat's approach to regulating the water sector, improve collaboration across regulators, hold water companies to account on their performance and ensure we use the best available insight to inform policy development and decision making.
You will be at the front line of our external engagement activity and will play a key role in managing relationships with key organisations such as the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales as well as Defra, the Welsh Government and wider stakeholders.
Ofwat is a learning organisation, and you will have opportunities to develop your knowledge and experience, and to consolidate your skills set. We have a well-supported, agile working environment, and have a trust-based culture intended to help empower you and enable and support you to succeed within Ofwat.
Person Specification
To be successful in this role you will need the below essential experience, skills and knowledge:
• Experience of developing and executing successful stakeholder engagement approaches to deliver environmental policy objectives, influence decision making and improve reputation Lead Criterion . • Academic or professional experience of environmental issues and stakeholder engagement. • Good knowledge and understanding of environmental or regulatory policy related to the water sector. • Experience of project management including tracking and reporting progress. • Experience of working flexibly and collaboratively with multidisciplinary and multi-organisational teams across different forums. • Analytical and decision making skills, including understanding strategic implications of decisions and making connections between different work areas.
Why Join Ofwat?
We're forward-thinking, creative, innovative, and ambitious. We constantly push the boundaries and embrace new ways of working.
With us, your work matters, your voice is heard, and your impact is felt. Ours is a culture of trust, flexibility, autonomy, collaboration, and innovation. We all want positive change for water customers, the environment, and the future of water.
But for us, change is more than what happens on the outside - we've always pushed boundaries internally, too. From becoming the first Civil Service organisation to achieve 'Smarter Working' status, to gaining our prestigious 'Smarter Working Maturity' award, we've consistently demonstrated our commitment to embracing innovative ways of working. Our people do their best work when given freedom over where, when, and how they work. Which is why we trust our teams to balance meaningful collaboration in the office with the flexibility of working from home.
You will also benefit from:
• Excellent employer pension contributions of 28.97% (for this role ranging from £10,695 to £12,745). • 27.5 days leave (25 days annual leave + 2.5 days privilege leave) increasing to max 32.5 days with each year of service), plus bank holidays. • Access to exclusive discounts on a variety of goods and services, including retail. • outlets, theatre tickets, holidays, insurance, and a gym membership. • Flexible working arrangements that suit your lifestyle. • Fees paid for membership of relevant professional bodies. • Up to 3 volunteering days per year. • Generous shared parental leave and pay. • Enhanced sick pay. • Regular development opportunities. • Health and wellbeing initiatives. • Season ticket loan for home-to-office travel. • Cycle-to-work scheme.
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