Environment Assistant - Waste - 10972

East Midlands
Kettering , Peterborough
Kingfisher House, Nene House
Staff Grade 2
Part Time
Administration / Corporate Support
£18,392 (pro-rata)
This is an exciting opportunity to help create a cleaner, safer, healthier environment for wildlife and people in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic person who is passionate about the environment to support our Waste South team.

Our work is varied and interesting; no two days are the same. You’ll need to be well organised, able to work flexibly, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You’ll be thorough with good attention to detail, and the ability to manage your own workloads to juggle competing demands in a fast-moving environment.

You will carry out a range of duties including email and diary management, organising meetings and travel arrangements, records management and be a point of contact for our teams and customers. You will need to filter a lot of information quickly to ensure the right actions are taken by the right people at the right time.

You should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Outlook and Excel. The role is predominantly office-based, but we would support you gaining on-site experience with our regulatory officers and encourage you to get involved in our incident response work.
Our Waste teams respond to environmental incidents of all kinds wherever and whenever they occur across the Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire area. We regulate permitted sites ranging from local civic amenity sites and scrap-yards to composting and anaerobic digestion. We investigate illegal activity and organised criminality, and take enforcement action as necessary. We work with our professional partners and customers to influence behaviour and encourage good practice to protect the environment.
Ideally you will have experience in a regulatory or customer-focused environment. More importantly, you will have great communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative to achieve tight deadlines.

You will be resourceful and demonstrate good organisation to deal with shifting priorities. Able to provide information in an accurate, timely and efficient manner, you will also be used to dealing with confidential information sensitively and securely. Experience of note and minute taking would be an advantage.

Whatever your background, you’ll be interested in the environment and willing to be flexible in your approach to your work. Whilst relevant work experience would be an advantage, it’s less important to us than your ability to demonstrate key transferable skills and personal qualities such as great communication, organisation and a can-do attitude.

Occasional travel may be required in this role, so a driving licence would be helpful although not essential.
Please contact Bethan Sumner, Waste South Team Leader on 02030 255922 or bethan.sumner@environment-agency.gov.uk for further details.

07/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Manages Self
The role of Environment Assistant is often fast paced with multiple tasks to manage. Please demonstrate how you have effectively organised yourself and taken personal responsibility for your own role and deadlines.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
As an Environment Assistant, your priority customer will be your team. Please give an example of how you have taken personal responsibility to meet customer needs whilst being polite, courteous and professional.
Data and Information Management
In this role you will handle a large amount of information and data. Please give an example of when you have needed to prepare and present complex information in an easily accessible way.
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.