Area Incident Manager (Current Employee) – Southampton – 7 August 2018
Have worked for the EA for last 18 years and been lucky enough to work across a number of positions gaining experience in all aspects of the work the EA does.
The overall pay and benefits package (including one of best performing pension schemes in the public sector) is ok and with the EA's role in incident response there are opportunities to earn overtime helping to deliver this response.
Like most workplaces it is the people that make it a great place to work, but the variety of work and development opportunities make this a great place to develop a career.
A good place to work with like minded people who want to protect our beautiful environment.
Incident Management Business Partner (Current Employee) – Exeter – 15 April 2018
My day and job can be very varied. Planning training for staff at all levels, creating Emergency plans or developing exercises. Liaising with professionals from other emergency organisations and helping members of staff as my local area customers. The hardest part of my job is the volume of work but I enjoy being busy and welcome my daily challenges. I am a big people person and enjoy working with people from all sorts of external organisations.
Flood risk (Former Employee) – Tickton – 26 June 2017
No room for progression Management get everything, everyone else is on the back burner. If you are looking for a Waige just to pay the bare minimum with no benefits and no recognition of management apply here
there is a general feeling of discontent among the workforce as there is a massive disconnect between the workforce and the management. Those in charge are theoretically well informed but mostly lack any real hands on experience. This leaves most people distrustful of management as the last thing that is on anyones minds seems to be protection of the environment.
well funded and well equiped
No real direction - its all spin and smoke and mirrors
Operations field team (Former Employee) – Cumbria – 23 December 2016
Worked with a team of underachieving near retirement people who were there to " just put the day in". Complete lack of support from a line manager who swept all problems under the carpet. Don't bother reporting problems here nobody cares. There's a real lack of progression within the field teams as your just forgotten about, good job if you want to sit around all day smoking, drinking coffee and going to the bookies, oh and another good perk is going home at whatever time you want, because nobody checks. If you like a pint at work that's okay aswel, worst they do if your caught is to put you on probation for 6 months.
Company van, go home whenever and as long as you want for lunch
However, it proved to be tedious i just couldn't settle into an office environment and it was away from Devon. i had never really worked a 37.5 hour week in one place and it disturbed me, my digs in Solihull were not good and i just didn't know how to occupy time in the office or leisure time. Its sad having sat all those exams and wrote projects at university. it might have worked if i was in the office in exeter but i have my doubts, i did work for the agency in exeter for two weeks prior to going to university and i did not do that well there either. great to use my degree and study maps and visit water boreholes.
Receptionist/Facilities officer (Former Employee) – London, ENG – 6 January 2016
A typical day would start off by updating the electronic display board for various meetings each day/duty managers and fire wardens or first aiders, be booking meeting rooms and computers , collecting and sorting out the post also checking we have enough stationary and answering phone calls and email. As a receptionist at the Environment Agency I was running two floors approximately 60 permanent staff and up to 200 agency employees/external personnel on a daily basis using facilities of hot desk, conference rooms and meeting rooms as well as quiet rooms. I would say the whole experience working at the Environment Agency was enjoyable as I got too be part of an important team it made me more confident as a person and more organised and made me realise I can do a important job.
Assistant Scientist (Current Employee) – Starcross, ENG – 10 November 2015
The Company is great to work for with very bright people and great work for the environment. The company looks after after the staff doing everything possible to make sure they are ok health wise and comfort at work.
Electro Fisher (Former Employee) – Penrith, ENG – 14 May 2015
I was an electro fisher for the Environment Agency in Penrith. This was seasonal work which took me all over Cumbria and Northumbria. My main responsibility was to temporarily stun and capture fish, identify them, measure and record their length. This work was mostly carried out in freshwater river systems and concerned salmonids, however some cast netting was carried out in estuaries and along the coast. Other roles included gathering adipose fins for genetic sampling, fish rescues and kick samples. I had to frequently deal with the public and had to develop excellent identification skills. The work was physically demanding and required team work throughout. Additional duties included equipment maintenance and public relations. I also received first aid training during this time. The management was fantastic and I got on well with them. My co-workers were a joy to work with and we operated excellently as a team. The hardest part of my job was lifting and carrying heavy objects, but I still coped well and handled it better over time. The most enjoyable part of the job was handling the fish and measuring eels.
Regulatory Team Leader (Current Employee) – Warrington, ENG – 14 May 2015
A company that has really looked after me from day 1. Had the support of my management to development into the successful leader I am today. Flexible working allows a great balance between work and home life. Met a lot of hard working, inspirational peoplke who all have a real passion for environmental protection.
Flexi-Time, Cycle to Work Scheme, Focus on Development
Excellent Support and diverse career opportunities
Navigation Officer, (Current Employee) – ENG – 24 March 2015
The environment Agency provides excellent support to its employees to further their career development. There are also many benefits to the job ranging from a generous pension scheme to money off eye care. As an employee I feel well looked after knowing the coaching service and sick leave is there if I need it. At 11,000 strong the EA offers a wide range of positions, and progression is very much encouraged. To function best as an organisation the EA offers up to three days per year to spend time with other departments gaining an understanding of what they do to help us work together as one unit. This is a fantastic example of how the EA encourages staff progression and organisation effectiveness at the same time. A typical day at work involves undertaking multiple practicable jobs to maintain our sites, liaising with he public on all river concerns, and continued training on managing river levels. Staff are friendly and reliable.
professional, passionate and committed to the environment.
Customer & Engagement Specialist WMids (Current Employee) – Birmingham, ENG – 17 January 2015
Very friendly working culture, very good at personal development. Very professional company. Good work life balance, very committed to the environment through its pension scheme, charity work and the ethos it promotes.Very good employer.
severe weather events means you need to be on call during incidents