Environmental Regulation & Enforcement Officer (Environment Officer)

Environment Agency

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£20,234 pa, increasing to £21,336 then £21,908

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th January 2018   3 days left


Environmental Regulation & Enforcement Officer (Environment Officer) – full training & lease car provided

Salary: £20,234 per annum, increasing to £21,336 then £21,908 as you progress through the training and development programme. Progression to £27,138 with additional development

Package: Lease car, generous career-average defined-benefits pension scheme (18.5% employer contributions), flexitime and flexible working arrangements

Locations: Preston, Penrith, Exeter, Bodmin, Bideford, Redruth, Launceston, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Ely, Bedford, Brampton, Nottingham, Leicester, Ripley, Welwyn Garden City, Canterbury, Sevenoaks, West Malling, London, Lincoln, Spalding, Peterborough, Kettering, Pevensey, Worthing, Chichester, Romsey, Isle of Wight, Wallingford, Farnham, Bridgwater, Blandford, Chippenham, Lichfield, Solihull, Kidderminster, Tewkesbury, Stafford, Shrewsbury, Rotherham, Beverley, Leeds or York

The role

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. Our work helps to ensure people can enjoy the water environment through angling and navigation. We look after land quality, promote sustainable land management and help protect and enhance wildlife habitats. We also work closely with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations.

Joining one of our customer facing frontline teams, you’ll help create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. You’ll tackle everything from legal and illegal waste sites, rivers, waterways and farms across a range of urban and rural sites, all of which may impact the local environment.

You’ll be responsible for regulating a range of activities to ensure they are carried out without polluting the environment or causing harm to people. Sometimes we have to take tough action to achieve these aims and occasionally you will need to investigate environmental offences. You may also be required on occasion to give evidence in a court of law.

The job is extremely varied, vital and at times challenging. Sometimes you’ll need to work with business customers to help them operate legally; while at other times you will be enforcing the law and making sure operators improve their performance.

You will be based in one of our area offices in an operational team focusing on either Land & Water or Waste issues. In the Waste team you will focus on operators and companies in the waste sector. In the Land & Water team you’ll focus on water quality, agriculture and water resources. Both teams have responsibilities that involve working both indoors and outdoors.

About you

You’ll ideally have some exposure to a regulatory, enforcement or customer-focused role. Perhaps you've inspected or evaluated sites, handled or investigated complaints or been in a role where you’ve had to have difficult conversations with people. Whatever your background, you'll be interested in the environmental sector and be willing to enforce environmental regulations, even if this means sometimes dealing with confrontational situations.

Whilst relevant work experience would be an advantage, it’s much less important to us than your ability to demonstrate the key skills we’re looking for:

  • organise and able to prioritise your workload
  • handle confrontational people
  • confident and assertive
  • adapt your communication style to suit others
  • integrate into a team
  • IT/computer literate
  • record information correctly
  • enjoy working both outdoors and in an office environment
  • be passionate about the environment and willing to learn about environmental regulation and enforcement

Please do not be put off applying if you don’t have a degree or other qualification because we will provide you with all the training you’ll need.

The rewards

We have a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • structured development programme with incremental salary increases
  • a generous pension scheme
  • holiday allowance related to length of service, rising from 25 days to 30 days per year, plus bank holidays
  • a range of flexible working options including flexitime - our aim is to help you achieve a positive work-life balance
  • enhanced maternity (18 weeks full pay), paternity and adoption leave schemes
  • interest free loans for travel season tickets and bicycles
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • plus many more benefits

For further information please download the candidate information pack on our website (click ‘More information’ below to be redirected).

Key words: Enforcement Officer, Environmental Officer, Protection Officer, Compliance Officer, Regulatory Officer, Permitting Officer, Pollution Officer, Environmental Health Officer, Community Officer, waste management, environmental crime, pollution management, customer service


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