Closing date: Wednesday, 29th June 2022 Closes today
Do you have a good knowledge of agriculture or other regulation in England and want to improve
our natural environment? Would you like to be at the forefront of agricultural change? This is
an exciting opportunity as we are recruiting several new officers in Solent and South Downs to
undertake regulatory inspections of farms.
Agricultural practices can cause significant and chronic pollution to our precious water environment, often caused by leaks of slurry and silage effluent, and other materials, stored and spread on farms.
We are looking for dynamic individuals, ideally with experience and understanding of agriculture or other regulatory activity, to work with farmers to increase their levels of compliance with existing environmental regulations. This will help safeguard and improve the future environment.
In this role you will:
Many skills are transferrable and training will be provided.
As a team member in one of the Environment Agency’s Area Land and Water teams, based at various locations in Solent and South Downs, you will carry out targeted farm inspections to help improve farmer behaviours with respect to their local environment. You will be part of an operational team that is integral to delivering real environmental improvements.
The Environment Agency works to create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development.
The following skills are desirable:
You must have:
We welcome applications for part-time hours to support flexible working. However, where required, this role will involve a 2-month (virtual) training period following appointment during which successful applicants will be required to work full-time hours.
These roles will be based at Pevensey, Worthing, Chichester or Romsey in the Solent and South Downs Area, England. Further information can be found in the candidate pack.
You may be required to attend in hours incidents and can volunteer for out of hours incident working.
Vehicle transport will be provided to allow site inspections.
The Environment Agency values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community who wish to join a workforce which embraces difference and welcomes everyone.
For enquires please contact [email protected].
Interviews will be hosted by video in July.