Reducing the impact of climate change. Improving the environment. Protecting water quality. Supporting businesses in environmental regulation compliance. These are just some of the challenges that we face at the Environment Agency. And with the overall remit of creating a better world for people and wildlife, our work is constantly evolving – and always fascinating.

The National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) is at the heart of this important work, and it is here you could make your mark. Getting involved in large-scale projects that will ultimately reduce the flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK by 2021, you will have the scope to take on ground-breaking work in a friendly and innovative team.

With permanent opportunities to join us as a Senior Archaeologist or Senior Landscape Architect, you will help deliver our flood risk asset management programme by ensuring that landscape and heritage risks are identified and managed so as to ensure fantastic environmental outcomes.

As part of a wider collaborative team, you will be working closely across internal departments, the wider Defra group, statutory bodies, our Framework supply partners, businesses and communities, leaving a valuable legacy for the future. Take this challenge on, and your opportunities to be a part of an inclusive and creative organisation, putting people and wildlife at the heart of what we do, will be a life-enhancing experience.

Ready to push your capabilities? If you have a number of years of experience, good legislative knowledge and environmental awareness, and you are a member of a relevant professional body – plus you have exceptional communication skills – then we would love to hear from you.

There are exceptional benefits to look forward to here, including a generous pension and substantial leave. We offer a range of flexible working options, including flexi-time and part-time/job share, where possible, so you can strike the right balance between work and home life. We try our best to accommodate personal commitments.

Naturally, we want you to be the best in your field. So expect training and development that helps you grow professionally. We will also pay your fees for one professional membership.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community who wish to join an organisation which values everyone.  We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled, female and LGBT+ candidates, so that our team really does represent and understand the communities we work with.  We want all our people to feel good about where they work and why they come to work, that they can be themselves without fear of judgement or prejudice and that all views are equally respected and valued.  We believe everyone should have an equal chance of achieving their life goals.