Regulatory Officer - 28485

Yorkshire and the Humber
Quadrant Two
Staff Grade 4
Fixed Term
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Investigation, Operational Delivery
£31,429 pro rata
We are fully committed to having an 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 are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join the Chemical Compliance Team (CCT), within Waste Industry and Regulatory Services (WIRS), part of Operations Regulatory Services (ORS), Environment Agency.
This technical role focusses on compliance monitoring relating to the use of restricted chemicals (as outlined in the Environment Agency 25 Year Environment Plan). This is achieved through surveillance of e-commerce sites and via targeted compliance campaigns.

You will support the Senior Technical Officers in the team to deliver compliance campaigns and enforcement activities. You will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering complex, technical responses to high profile queries, some of which lead to compliance and enforcement action. You will support Senior Technical Officers and Team Leader to plan and deliver work activities to the highest possible standard and, maintain resilience in the team.

You will have excellent, diverse communication skills, and be able to communicate and negotiate with a wide range of internal and external customers. You will be team player with excellent interpersonal abilities; able to work independently and as part of a team. This role provides the successful candidate with opportunities for growth and onward development
WIRS is an ambitious, inclusive department consisting of experienced and knowledgeable regulatory and technical staff. We deliver a variety of technical and compliance related activities across several regulatory regimes; helping to protect and improve the environment. We provide environmental guidance and regulation across the UK and internationally.

Key areas of work are: chemical compliance and regulation, pollution inventory, hazardous waste, waste tracking, and regulatory returns for waste management.
• Ideally have an academic and/or career background in chemicals.
• Ability to understand and read different regulations and legislation.
• Ability to influence others.
• Strong customer focus.
• Enjoy working with a variety of people to deliver desired outcomes.
• Ability to plan and deliver a range of activities on time.
• You will be flexible, resourceful and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
• Desire to work with people across the organisation and promote a culture of ‘one team’.
• Training and coaching skills.
• Experience of working with customers to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements is desirable but not essential.
The job will be within Waste Industry and Regulatory Services (WIRS), based with other EA National teams at Sheffield. Some attendance at the Sheffield office would be required as agreed with the Team Leader and perhaps some national travel also.

Everyone that joins us is required to undertake training and participate in incident response duties when needed. An incident role is an essential part of working for us and an active way to support communities and prevent environmental harm.

For further information please contact Andrew Downie: -

Interviews will be conducted via video call and are likely to be early March.

25/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Up to 31/01/2025
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.

Q: Describe how you have resolved a problem within a limited time period.
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

Q: Describe a time when you have planned and delivered multiple items of work with conflicting deadlines.
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.

Q: Describe how you have influenced others to reach a desired outcome.
Legislative Knowledge
Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.

Q: Please describe how you have effectively applied legislative knowledge in order to deliver a successful outcome.
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.