NEAS Team Leader

Environment Agency

We are looking for a people leader to support a multi-disciplinary team of environmental
professionals through adaptable leadership and effective management of resources.

Reporting to the NEAS SW Operational Unit Manager, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team of
around 10 environmental professionals 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. The dispersed team is
comprised of Environmental Project Managers of diverse professional experience, Landscape
Architects and Archaeologists.

Your positive and visible leadership style will motivate and inspire the team to achieve
successful environmental outcomes. With excellent people skills you will provide leadership for
your teams’ health, safety and wellbeing as well as ensure their personal development.

As part of the role you will be required to co-locate and work at Environment Agency offices
within the SW Hub (Bodmin, Exeter, Bridgwater, Blandford, Bristol). You may also be required to
attend national meetings in locations such as London and Birmingham, with some overnight stays.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an
incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents, or provide business
continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training
and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The Team

The National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) team oversees the effective
management of environmental risk on our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM)
projects. We identify and deliver environmental consents, approvals and 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.

Experience/Skills Required


  • have the ability to lead, motivate, support and develop a team of skilled practitioners
  • have effective communication skills in a hybrid working setting
  • be able to demonstrate leadership to deliver outcomes through others
  • have experience of influencing others to achieve outcomes
  • have experience of supporting individuals through change


  • have an understanding of project and programme management
  • have an understanding of the environment and sustainability sector

Contact and Additional Information

Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working
practices support a healthy work/life balance and offer numerous choices to help accommodate
the demands that various personal commitments may present. Excellent training and learning
opportunities are available for those wanting to progress their career, including personal and
professional development. Please see the candidate pack for more information around benefits

When providing evidence for competencies within your application, please give examples of how
you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills.

For further information please contact: [email protected]

CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in the fortnight commencing: 27 February 2023.

Closing date: 12 February 2023, 23:55 hours.

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