You will be responsible for a team of 9 Environmental Monitoring Officers delivering ecological monitoring and assessment of the water environment across the East Midlands Area. As a member of the East Midlands Area Leadership Group you will be passionate about developing yourself and others. You will be a positive role model, who creates an open, inclusive, and trusting culture where people feel safe to be themselves and to achieve great outcomes for people and wildlife.In particular you will be:• Ensuring your staff deliver their work safely and in accordance with EA instructions and guidance.• Improving the engagement and motivation of our people, ensuring staff understand how their work directly contributes to organisational strategies and priorities.• Creating attractive roles for the future, through improving staff development, succession and career planning.• Enhancing technical leadership and promoting professional standards, delivering improved team working and communication• Providing leadership on appropriate topics for the whole of our WLB Business Board, delivering in a matrix management environment. You will also be expected to hold an incident role and contribute to our incident response across the East Midlands. You will be an experienced, enthusiastic and kind leader with a clear passion to deliver real results for the environment through your team and others around you. You apply attention to detail and make choices based on the best available evidence leading to excellent judgement and situational awareness.You will have excellent communication skills, enabling you to work with and influence both internal and external key stakeholders.You will have a track record of working from your own initiative, working independently from immediate supervision, whilst prioritising the teams work efficiently and effectively.You will have a reputation for supporting and promoting cultural, behavioural and wellbeing improvements. We want EMD to be a fantastic place to work for all, and we want to represent the communities we serve. You will have a strong understanding of the Environment Agency, its roles and remits. A degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience.