Regulatory Enforcement Officer in Waste - 9620

North East
Darlington , Newcastle
Tyneside House, Teesdale House
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. 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.

In our frontline Waste teams here in North East, you’ll help create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. You’ll play an important role tackling environmental crime, specifically looking at waste and the waste industry. You’ll support our Environment Officers in their regulation of waste sites, stop illegal waste sites and prevent, disrupt and reduce waste crime.
Sometimes we have to take tough action to achieve these aims. You may also be required to give evidence in a court of law.

The job is extremely varied, vital and at times challenging.
You will be based in one of our two area offices in an operational team focusing on Waste issues. You be part of our Waste and Enforcement Department, who truly believe in a one team approach.

You will focus on operators and companies in the waste sector working both indoors and outdoors.
You’ll be an enforcement or regulatory professional. You’ll have some experienced in evidence gathering, statement writing, interviewing of suspects/witnesses, and completion of case files and have familiarity with the court system. You’ll have a strong attention to detail.

You’ll be able to demonstrate a detailed working knowledge of investigative legislation, including the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act 1996 and its Code of Practice, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Data Protection Act, and Proceeds of Crime Act.
In addition, you’ll be
• Organised
• Able to handle confrontation
• Confident and assertive
• Able to adapt you communication style
• Able to build positive relationships
• A team player
• I.T efficient
• Accurate and detailed
• Able to enjoy working outside throughout the year
• Passionate about the environment
• Passionate to learn about regulation and how it links for our enforcement
Closing Date: 31st January 2019 at 23:55

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31/01/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Describe a time when you have had to communicate a difficult message to a customer or stakeholder? Tell us what the message was, how you communicated the message and what you took into consideration to ensure it was understood.

You may find researching the STAR technique useful when answering this question.
Influences and Persuades Others
Describe a time that you persuaded someone to do something that they didn’t initially want to do. Describe the process you went through and how you sought to understand the other person’s point of view. Please note your answer will be used for shortlisting purposes.

You may find researching the STAR technique useful when answering this question.
Deals with Hostile Situations
Describe a time that you dealt with a hostile or potentially hostile situation. Describe the circumstances and what your considerations were in handling the situation. Please note your answer will be used for shortlisting purposes.

You may find researching the STAR technique useful when answering this question.
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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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.