Environment and Waste Regulatory Officer - 9682

3 Months
3
East Midlands
Lincoln , Louth
Guy Gibson Hall, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT
Environment Officer B
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Part Time Term Time
Operational Delivery, Other
£27,572
We are seeking to recruit self-motivated people to join a busy Waste Regulatory Team in Lincolnshire. You will be on the front line in our campaign to ensure waste is safely stored, treated, recycled and disposed. Part of this role means dealing with various pollution incidents or illegal waste activities and so you will also be expected to take part in incident response duties and join our out of hour's duty rota
As an Environment Officer you will also be the public face of the Environment Agency dealing with requests from other local and national government partners as well as dealing with questions and reports from concerned members of the public. You will work closely with waste companies, employing your regulatory skills to ensure companies comply with their permits and where necessary taking the right enforcement options. Further technical training will be provided and continued professional development is a focus for all Environment Agency staff.
No two days will be the same as you use your skills and experience to influence how we deal with the waste we all create and in doing so play an essential role in protecting our environment.
The North Waste team covers a wide and varied number of rural and urban sites from the Humber to the Wash. We are a tight knit and mutually supportive team of dedicated officers with varying levels experience.
We are split between two office locations; one in Lincoln and one at Manby near Louth.
Through experience to date you will ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following:
Completed Environment Officer or other appropriate training and/or have equivalent regulatory skills and experience.
Have good IT skills
Feel confident in using your persuading and influencing skills to achieve the right outcomes,
Have the ability to adapt your approach as the situation changes.
Be a good communicator, with excellent written, oral and listening skills
Be able to develop and maintain good customer and working relationships
Have good work management and organisational skills; the ability to prioritise is important,
Have an eye for detail and be a good risk assessor
Understand that team working is essential, whilst being confident working and taking reasoned decisions independently.
Have good Health, Safety and Wellbeing awareness; looking out for yourselves and others.
Closing Date: 25th January 2019 at 23:55 hours Driving licence is essential, travelling by car between offices and permitted locations means you will be out of office for significant periods. Travel for national training may be required. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Payne, North Waste Team Leader on 02030256970
Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing. As an environment officer you will be required to communicate with a varied audience including colleagues, partners, permit holders and members of the public.
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail. Your role as an environment officer will involve getting the best outcome for the environment in a variety of situations, often by influencing and persuading people.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions. Your role as an environment officer will be busy and varied. You may need to make decisions to prioritise your own workload on a daily basis. During incident response work you will call on your training and the information available to you to solve problems in the field.
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.