Senior Permitting Officer - 12545

East Midlands
Trentside Offices
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We are looking to recruit a Senior Permitting Officer to be based in one of the Installations permitting teams in Nottingham. You will determine complex applications for Installations environmental permits for a range of process industry sectors. You will coach and mentor others on technical and procedural processes to develop both individual and team knowledge and resilience. You will ensure appropriate standards are met in accordance with Environment Agency policies and procedures.
The team has responsibility for determining Installations permit applications submitted to the Environment Agency. You will be joining an established team that strives to enable businesses to operate whilst protecting the environment. The work delivered by the National Permitting Service helps deliver the Environment Agency’s permitting and regulatory responsibilities.
Senior Permitting Officers are required to have experience in environmental management and a degree in a science or humanities subject. You will need to have knowledge of the processes required for determining a range of complex permits, the assessment of best available techniques and environmental impact. You will need the skills to coach and mentor others in these areas. You will need excellent customer relations skills with knowledge of Environment Agency duties and responsibilities to meet customer needs. Additionally you will be expected to have:
• Technical knowledge of a range of process industries
• Risk based decision making and problem solving skills
• Good communication and planning skills
• The ability to influence and persuade others
• The ability to work collaboratively with others
• Knowledge of relevant legislation with a detailed understanding of the Environmental Permitting Regulations and how they relate to the permitting process
The roles will primarily be office based. Infrequent travel may be required to attend meetings or training. For further details please contact Rebecca Warren at or Maxine Evans at

23/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.
Please give us an example of when you have persuaded a colleague or customer to do something they didn't want to?
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results
Please tell us about your most significant achievement in your current/last job?
Coaches Others
Uses variety of methods, including direct instruction, coaching and feedback skills to help others to develop.
What has been your most effective coaching role & why?
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.

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