Technical Leader - Radioactive Substances Regulation - 23447

North West
Penrith , Preston , Warrington
Staff Grade 6
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.
This Technical Leader role will provide specialist support and technical leadership to our non-nuclear Radioactive Substances Regulation team within Installations.
You will be required to take an active role nationally, within the North West area and the Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire Installations teams, providing specialist support on radioactive substances, technical assurance on area delivery and coaching and mentoring other team members.
You will undertake inspections of complex permitted sites ensuring compliance and contributing to both security of radioactive sources and protection of the environment. As a specialist and technical leader, you will support the wider Regulated Industry function on priority work and assurance.
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 leadership role in supporting the wider Area and Regulated Industry teams, giving technical advice and support on complex regulatory issues.
You will be an experienced regulator able to demonstrate your considerable operational experience and knowledge of radioactive substances and its regulation.

With excellent technical knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills you will be able to demonstrate how you would provide and contribute technical resilience to radioactive substances regulation in the North West and the non-nuclear radioactive substances function.

Confident and flexible in how you approach and respond to changing priorities including incident response, you will hold a degree in a scientific discipline and ideally hold, or be working towards, Radioactive Waste Compliance Advisor 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
Please provide an example of when you have demonstrated leadership within your area of expertise. How did your leadership improve delivery of a complex or large scale piece of work?
Achieves Results
Please provide an example of when you have set and delivered high work standards, for yourselves and others, demonstrating your drive to meet targets and your ability to prioritise and manage resources. How did you show leadership in the delivery of this work?
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. How did you embed your learning from this to improve processes and initiate changes to future ways of working.
Leads People
Describe a time you have provided technical leadership to inspire and motivate others to improve performance.
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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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This Vacancy is closed to applications.