Environment Agency Case Study


ALLEN & YORK Successfully Recruit for The Environment Agency


The Environment Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. They report directly to government and their job is to ensure that the air, land and water courses are well looked after and are up to European Standards.

As the market leaders in Environmental Recruitment, ALLEN & YORK were the natural choice for The Environment Agency, who contacted our dedicated Environment Group to assist them in recruiting a Technical Flood Risk Specialist (North East Region).

The Service

Our Environment Group Consultants discussed the role in detail with the HR Manager at The Environment Agency to achieve a complete understanding of the technical experience required of the candidate.  Various potential services offered by ALLEN & YORK were considered including:  Executive Search, Managed Advertising and Database Search.

ALLEN & YORK have an extensive candidate database and a well established contact network, so we were confident that we would deliver a comprehensive choice of qualified and experienced candidates via a Database Search campaign.

The Database Search identified a selection of Flood Risk Specialists with: 
• Knowledge of Civil & Pipeline Engineering
• Experience within Hydrology, Flood Routing & Flood Risk Modelling.
• Qualifications in Sustainable Water Engineering

The most appropriate candidates were submitted to The Environment Agency for approval and interviews were arranged.  All aspects of the interview preparation, organisation and follow-up were handled by ALLEN & YORK and the results were very positive.

The Result

From the candidates interviewed one stood out as the perfect choice with the most appropriate skills and experience and consequently was offered the position. ALLEN & YORKwere the only recruiter to successfully find them suitable candidates for this position in the North East.  As a result we will be continuing to recruit for the Environmental Agency UK wide!