Senior Regulatory Officer (Hazardous Waste) - 28584

East of England
Bedford , Brampton , Ely , Ipswich , Norwich
Staff Grade 5
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability, Science
We are looking for a dedicated individual to work in our regulatory team in East Anglia delivering compliance on hazardous waste and waste classification. Our industrial sectors can produce, handle, and receive large volumes of hazardous waste and it is important that these wastes are classified and described correctly. Misdescription of these wastes can result in a wide range of environmental impacts. Ensuring compliance with these regulations provides a level playing field for industry to operate in.

You will:
- be recognised as the Hazardous Waste Technical Lead, oversee hazardous waste regulatory delivery for the team, contribute to the development and delivery of the hazardous waste regime delivery plan and report on performance.
- focus your time on hazardous waste and waste classification compliance activities - centered around operations under the Environmental Permitting Regulations such as chemical manufacture, incineration, metals, paper and textiles, and refineries.
- review waste classification assessments in accordance with Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste to ensure waste produced and received by operators is correctly classified.

The candidate pack and Role Description should be read along with this advert to understand the key accountabilities and skills needed.

In East Anglia we want to create a diverse workplace where people are respected, valued and listened to. We’re all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) we can become an equal opportunity employer where jointly we all grow and learn together.

It is our ambition to champion diversity through building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

We offer a fantastic benefits package including an attractive salary, flexible working, 27 days annual leave, and an award-winning Pension Fund. See the candidate pack for more details.

Everyone starting a new role with the Environment Agency will be given the training and support needed.
The post will be based in a Regulatory Team (Installations) in East Anglia and will be expected to work across the Area supporting all three teams.

The teams work flexibly across the Area, regulating sites in a range of industrial sectors including chemicals manufacturing, landfill, incineration, food and drink, and paper and textiles.
We're looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual who:

•Has strong operational experience and knowledge of Hazardous Waste Regime regulation. Specific experience of process industry and/or waste management is desirable.
•Has good technical knowledge of hazardous waste compliance, Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste and the Hazardous Waste Regulations.
•Can confidently deal with complex situations by adopting a pragmatic approach to achieve the best outcomes for the environment.
•Has the ability to manage and prioritise your workload to achieve good outcomes and deliver against plans.
•Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate how you would provide technical leadership.
•Manages and motivates themselves - works independently and manages workload to deliver expected results and the associated reporting.
•Works in teams to support colleagues to achieve common goals.

Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent or able to demonstrate comparable technical knowledge and experience.
The role will be based in East Anglia and is expected to work across the Area supporting our three Installations teams.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for our vacancies, including job share, so please include any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. Please see the candidate pack for more on how you will support this.

Eligibility for lease cars is made based on the role. Internal candidates ensure you check the lease car policy and consider its impact before applying.

Interviews will be held mid-March.

For further details please do contact Louise Greenwood by email:

26/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Legislative Knowledge
Please note we do not assess CVs. Answers to these competency questions will be used for interview selection so ensure you draw out your skills and experience in your responses. You have up to 250 words so please do use them to tell us what we need to know about you. See Candidate pack for more details and a link to our capability dictionary.

Please provide an example of a time where you have had to review a Waste Assessment for a mirror entry waste, in line with guidance on the assessment of waste. What did you have to consider, to ensure that the correct classification was reached?
Securing Compliance
Please provide an example of a time you have applied your hazardous waste technical and legislative knowledge to instil change in customer behaviour and secure compliance with a permit or legislation.
Influences and Persuades Others
Please provide an example of a time you have influenced others to change their approach to achieve the goals of the Environment Agency.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Describe a time when you have had to make a decision in order to resolve a contentious or complex problem. How did you arrive at your chosen solution?
Full Driving Licence
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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.