Area Director - London
The Environment Agency is proud to advertise an exciting opportunity to create a better place for people, wildlife and the environment across London.
As the next Area Director, London, you will be uniquely placed to build a legacy that will have a tangible impact on London and the lives of Londoners for decades to come.
This is a highly diverse role. The post holder would provide leadership in areas including major flood risk management projects; environmental policy engagement and influencing; our response to major incidents; and partnership work on innovative responses to the climate and nature crises.
An inspirational person, you will work with senior political and sector leaders in our capital city, and harness your own team of experts. You will collaborate closely with two of our Operational Areas, and work across the business as part of a dynamic executive manager community.
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. And to be an organisation which excels in equality, diversity and inclusion, where work feels life enhancing. Come join us.
You’ll be responsible for a small team of highly motivated experts, and influence the work of many hundreds of staff. You will report directly to the relevant Director of Operations, and form part of a dynamic and inclusive team who lead Operations across South & East England.
We aim to create and maintain a diverse workforce (including our Board and Executives) that better reflects the UK’s diverse communities. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.), disabled, female and LGBT+, as we are under-represented in these areas.
You’ll be a highly experienced leader, with excellent communications skills, good judgement, strengths in collaboration and facilitation. 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 demanding portfolio of work.
Closing – 7th May 2021