Joint Unit for Waste Crime Manager - 11267

Staff Grade 7
Full Time
Senior Leadership
Crime in the waste sector has significant environmental and economic impacts – estimated to be up to £1billion per year. There has been a significant increase in organised and large scale waste crime as existing criminal groups enter the industry. They engage in large-scale fraud, threaten and intimidate legitimate competitors, disregard environmental regulations, and feed an illegal economy that can draw on modern slavery.

Following an independent review the Environment Agency is joining with other law enforcement agencies including the Police, HMRC, Border Force, National Crime Agency, SEPA and Natural Resources Wales to set up a collaborative Unit to work in partnership to tackle serious and organised crime in the UK waste sector.

This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to make a step change in tackling serious and organised crime in the waste sector and protect the environment, communities and legitimate business. You will have a pivotal role leading the new Joint Unit for Waste Crime - initially responsible for setting up the Unit, then ensuring its effective operation.

Critically, you will establish and maintain first class relationships across all partner organisations creating a culture of enthusiasm, collaboration and a willingness to work together to deliver joint priorities.
The Joint Unit for Waste Crime will be a collaborative team containing secondees from across the partner organisations. It will be led by the Environment Agency where this role will sit. You will have the exciting challenge of bringing together a group of diverse individuals and building a team with a common culture and purpose.

The Unit will be overseen by a Board in place to agree priorities, provide support and ensure delivery.
You will have significant experience of working at a managerial level and in leadership roles.

You will have extensive experience in establishing and maintaining networks, with proven engagement and influencing skills across multiple organisations that have led to successful outcomes.

You are an experienced leader having previously developed and led high performing teams of individuals. You have the ability to lead teams developing new operational ways of working in order to implement cross-organisational strategic goals.

You will be confident in your decision making and draw upon skills such as project management in order to deliver multiple and complex areas of work for multiple stakeholders.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and lead teams undertaking, key enforcement processes such as the National Intelligence Model, Organised Crime Group Mapping and Tactical Tasking and Co-ordination.

We would particularly welcome applications from across the partner organisations who will form the Unit.
This role must be based at an Environment Agency office in England. There will be a requirement for you to visit our Intelligence team in Solihull regularly, as this is a national role some travel for meetings throughout the UK will be required.

Please note that that your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits. For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact:

13/07/2019, 23:55 hours

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