Permitting Officer - 8057

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East Midlands, North West, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bristol , Exeter , Nottingham , Sheffield , Solihull , Warrington
Trentside Offices, Manley House, Richard Fairclough House, Sapphire East, Horizon House, Quadrant Two
Staff Grade 3
Permanent
Environment & Sustainability
Non-negotiable starting salary of £22,433
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment, helping to ensure that people can enjoy it. We look after the water environment and land quality, promoting sustainable land management and helping protect and enhance wildlife habitats. We work closely with businesses, enabling them to operate whilst complying with relevant environmental regulations.

You’ll join one of our national permitting teams in either waste, water quality or water resources and you’ll help create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. You’ll assess a variety of applications for environmental permits and licences across the country. You will carry out technical assessments and communicate with customers and other environmental bodies. You’ll have occasional site meetings. You will issue permits in line with relevant legislation and guidance. Permits and licences issued may include waste management sites, sewage treatment works and hydropower sites.

The role can be challenging, requiring you to manage a busy workload, consider new technologies, unusual locations and environmental sensitivities. The permitting process is well defined and training, mentoring and coaching is available, helping you become confident in the role. There is the opportunity for you to specialise in certain topics and be in control of your own development and career.
Environment Agency Permitting Teams’ primary role is to protect the environment and support economic growth through determining applications for environmental permits and licences. Additional areas of work include providing advice and guidance to our internal and external customers and supporting other functions at the Environment Agency, including flooding and environmental incident response.
You will work with a team of other permitting officers doing similar work, based at one of our offices in the above locations.
You’ll ideally have some experience in a customer-focused role and used to managing multiple pieces of work to different deadlines. You will be interested in the environment and keen to protect it by regulating potentially damaging activities. This may mean dealing with complex and difficult situations. You will be comfortable working to challenging performance targets.

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 prioritise a large workload
• time management
• adapt communication style to suit audience
• make sound and timely decisions
• integrate into a team
• enjoy working in an office
• be passionate about the environment

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.
Closing : 27th May at 23:55 Please download the attached candidate pack for more information. For further information please contact the following Team Leaders: Bristol – Tom Swift on 020 302 54804 or email tom.swift@environment-agency.gov.uk. Exeter – Ben Evans on 020 302 52172 or email ben.evans@environment-agency.gov.uk. Nottingham – Helen Smith on 020 302 53257 or email helenh.smith@environment-agency.gov.uk. Sheffield – Alan Whitley on 020 302 58154 or email alan.whitley@environment-agency.gov.uk. Solihull - Stephen Copley on 020 302 52892 or email stephen.copley@environment-agency.gov.uk Solihull – Laura McGowan on 020 302 52774 or email laura.mcgowan@environment-agency.gov.uk Warrington – Rob McHale on 020 302 50964 or email robert.mchale@environment-agency.gov.uk. We’re committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve and welcome applications from everyone. Interviews will be held between week commencing 18 June 2018.
Basic Check
Achieves Results
Describe how you have delivered a complex or busy workload successfully. Tell us about what goals you set at the beginning and why the outcome was successful. Explain how you maximised output. What issues did you face and how did you overcome them? Please note your answer will be used for shortlisting purposes.

Your examples do not necessarily have to be work-related, so please use the best examples from any area of your life. You may find researching the STAR technique useful when answering this question.
Communicates Effectively
Describe how you have used a range of communication methods to present your views in a convincing way. Tell us about the audiences, the messages, how you communicated the messages and what you took into consideration to ensure each message was understood and received positively. How did you alter your communication style to suit the audience? Please note your answer will be used for shortlisting purposes.

Your examples do not necessarily have to be work-related, so please use the best examples from any area of your life. You may find researching the STAR technique useful when answering this question.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Describe how you have used information available to you to find a solution to a problem. Explain how you identified the problem and what information you sourced and then used to resolve the problem. What alternatives did you consider? What was the outcome? Please note your answer will be used for shortlisting purposes.

Your examples do not necessarily have to be work-related, so please use the best examples from any area of your life. You may find researching the STAR technique useful when answering this question.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.