Enforcement Skills & Development Advisor - National Enforcement Service - 23541

All, Various
Staff Grade 5
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Business Management & Improvement
Our vision is to substantially reduce environmental crime. We want the public, legitimate business, and our partners to view us as an effective enforcement body.

You’ll be part of a team that manages the Environment Agency’s enforcement training contract. We partner with our regulatory and enforcement communities (circa 3000 staff) ensuring there are enough enforcement courses to meet demand, and that our training provision meets their needs. You will coordinate training course availability, help redesign course content, and contribute to projects. You’ll have the opportunity to research and steer how we can professionalise our approach to enforcement, which includes reviewing the Enforcement Technical Development Framework, undertaking training needs analysis, and evaluating the suitability of external professional accreditations and qualifications.

You will help shape our thinking and delivery of enforcement skills on the front line and how we drive the 4P approach (Prepare, Prevent, Protect, Pursue) to our enforcement work.

Please note this is not a training delivery role – it is best described as a business partner, the conduit between the enforcement business and our suppliers.
The Enforcement Skills & Development team sits within the Business & Improvements (B&I) function of the National Enforcement Service. B&I provides several services and support functions to the enforcement community including enforcement skills training, development and professionalisation, provision of enforcement data and analysis, national governance, civil sanctions, and delivery of operational instructions. The B&I team has representation and plays a pivotal role across several enforcement leadership networks and groups.
We’d like to bring some more enforcement expertise into the team, so a background in either regulation or enforcement (not necessarily environmental crime) or enforcement skills/training/accreditation is essential.

Since you will be engaging and liaising with many different stakeholders and partners (such as Defra L&D, training providers and our enforcement networks), you must be confident at building and maintaining effective relationships with a wide variety of people. You will role model our ‘One Team’ approach across the enforcement community, so strong engagement (and listening!) skills are extremely important. You must be able to identify issues and professionally respond to requests and challenges.

Everything we do is in consultation with the enforcement community. Your energy, communication style and the way you approach people will set you apart.
Please read the attached Candidate Pack for more information.

As a national role, location is flexible. We are a dispersed team, and a lot of our work is carried out virtually. Some travel will be required to meet in person a few times a year.

We welcome flexible working patterns for this vacancy, including part time and job share.

We are happy to support you completing a suitable apprenticeship if this is something you’d like to pursue.

Interviews will take place using virtual technology late August or early September. Capabilities explored at interview will be Communicates Effectively, Builds & Sustains Relationships, and Achieves Results.

For more information, please contact Lisa.Whittaker@environment-agency.gov.uk.

21/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Illegal Activity Detection and Enforcement
PLEASE NOTE: your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

Describe your enforcement skills and experience and how they are a good fit for the Enforcement Skills & Development Advisor role.
Builds and Sustains Relationships
Develops and maintains effective working relationships.

PLEASE NOTE: your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.

Describe how you have built and maintained relationships that have helped you deliver results over a sustained period. Consider:

Who was the relationship with and what were the circumstances?
How did you secure and sustain their commitment?
What benefits were achieved for you and for them?
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately, and persuasively through speech and writing.

PLEASE NOTE: your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.

Whilst working with internal or external stakeholders, please describe how you have tailored your communication style and methods to meet the requirements of a specific individual or situation. Consider:

Who was the audience?
How and why did you adapt your style?
How did you gauge whether your approach was effective?
What was the outcome?
What did you learn from it?
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.