We are looking for a people leader to support a multi-disciplinary team of environmental
professionals through adaptable leadership and effective management of resources.
The National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) group within the Major Project
and Programme Delivery (MPPD) department oversees the effective management of environmental
risk on our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects and helps identify and
deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place. Our NEAS Hub Teams are
responsible for the input of high quality environmental and sustainability advice to the
Integrated Delivery Teams for each Delivery Hub. Our input is principally at the project
development stages where we ensure that the need for environmental consents and approvals is
You’ll be leading a multi-disciplinary team that’s involved in ground-breaking and
award-winning work through effective collaboration across internal departments, the wider Defra
group, Statutory bodies, our framework delivery partners, businesses and communities.
This is a wonderful opportunity for a newly trained or experienced leader to support a
dispersed team with embedded collaboration and positive team spirit.
You will have successfully led people through change as they continued to deliver complex
programmes of work in collaboration with others; through harnessing their skills, nurturing a
supportive culture and driving improved performance.
- Effective communication skills in a hybrid working setting
- Experience of supporting individuals through change
- An understanding of project and programme management
- Experience of operating in a leadership environment to inspire and motivate others.
- Understanding of project team management in Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM)
- Awareness of project governance
Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in environmental science or a related
- An understanding of the environment and sustainability sector
Job reference: 25031
Closing date: 22 January 2023.
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