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Environment Engagement & Delivery Specialist

Employer
Ofwat
Location
Birmingham or London with Hybrid working
Salary
£36,918 - £44,000
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Sector
Healthcare
Role
Assessor, Consultant, Specialist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

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.

Company

We’re Ofwat, the Water Services Regulation Authority – a non-ministerial government department responsible for regulating the water sector in England and Wales.

As the economic regulator of water and wastewater companies in England and Wales, our role is to enable, incentivise and hold companies to account for providing the very best for customers, communities and the environment now and in the future. We also oversee the markets in the water sector to ensure they’re working for customers. 

We are at the source of everyday life. We help the sector build trust and confidence with customers, the environment and wider society: keeping water flowing, bills affordable and helping ensure the health of our rivers and waterways. We push hard to improve day-to-day water company performance for customers, including on leakage, sewer flooding and customer service. We drive the sector to take a longer-term view and to take steps now to protect and enhance the environment, using digital and data innovations and making sure our water supplies are secure for future generations. Through our five-yearly price reviews, we oversee billions of pounds of investment into the water sector across England and Wales.

Our work is high-profile and fast-moving, within a dynamic and agile environment. The work that you’ll be involved in every day will help us to deliver our strategy, to make us the regulator we want to be and help the sector to deliver for customers and society. 

 

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