Installations Officer - Radioactive Substances Regulation - 23400

North West
Penrith , Preston , Warrington
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Operational Delivery
Are you passionate about protecting and enhancing the environment? We have an exciting opportunity to join our North West non-nuclear Radioactive Substances Regulation (nnRSR) Team.

You will be responsible for the regulation of a portfolio of sites, ensuring compliance under the Environmental Permitting Regulations. The Environment Agency regulates a range of activities that affect the environment, people and the economy. You will have the opportunity to create a better place for people and wildlife through the regulation of radioactive substances.

- You will ensure radioactive materials are kept and used in a secure environment.
- You will undertake inspections and audits at permitted sites, ensuring compliance, taking enforcement action when required and contributing to both security of radioactive sources and protection of the environment.
- You will assess the impacts of discharges of radioactive materials into the environment to ensure the protection of the public and the environment.
- You will help to deliver the Environment Agency’s corporate plan by achieving the environmental outcomes set out by the non–nuclear radioactive substances sector.
- You will respond to and investigate incidents and non-compliance events making sure suitable preventative and protective action is implemented.
This post covers sites across the North West. The area provides a diverse range of environmental challenges and this is an exciting and challenging time to join Radioactive Substances Regulation.

Location can be flexible across the area but regular travel to Warrington will be expected.

You will also have a key role in supporting the wider Area and Regulated Industry teams, giving technical advice and support on complex regulatory issues.
We are seeking proactive, self-motivated and confident communicators with practical operational experience and understanding of environmental regulation.

You will be able to demonstrate:
- Significant regulatory and industrial experience across a range of industries.
- Excellent influencing skills and success in developing good relations in complex environments.
- Experience in delivering environmental improvements using a range of tools.
- Ability to manage multiple demands on time in a prioritised manner to achieve outcomes and deliver against plans.
- A proven track record of taking initiative and using a continuous improvement approach.
- An honours degree (or equivalent) is desirable, ideally in a science or engineering discipline.
- Chartered status or working towards chartered status with a relevant professional institution is desirable. The Environment Agency supports professional development to achieve and maintain chartered status and you will be supported to gain your Radioactive Waste Compliance Advisor (RWCA) accreditation.
You’ll do vital, purposeful work that influences and protects lives, places and communities.

The Environment Agency is a category 1 responder, and you'll be expected to participate in the standby rota which may include out of hours working.

We are committed to making our organisation as diverse as the environment and represents the communities we serve. Our society and environment are changing, bringing us new challenges all the time.

Above all, it’s your environment, so we want you to play a role in its protection. This is your opportunity to make a real difference, not only in the landscape but also to people’s lives.

For more information or an informal discussion about the roles please contact Lynsey Pope (

21/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Scientific Knowledge
Tell us about your scientific and technical expertise relevant to this role. Give an example of how you have used evidence to make an important decision or advise customers to achieve a substantial environmental benefit.
Achieves Results
Please provide an example of when you have set and delivered high work standards, demonstrating your drive to meet targets and your ability to prioritise and manage resources.
Influences and Persuades Others
Describe a time when you have successfully influenced a customer or partner to deliver agreed outcomes, in the face of considerable challenge.
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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.

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