Senior Regulatory Officer (Hazardous Waste) - 28574

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South West, West Midlands
Birmingham , Fradley, Kidderminster , Shrewsbury , Stafford , Tewkesbury
Riversmeet House, Hafren House, Mance House, Units 10&11 Greyfriars Bus Pk, Sentinel House, AQUA HOUSE BIRMINGHAM B3 1AQ
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time
Analytical, Audit, Environment & Sustainability, Industrial, Investigation, Policing, Risk Management, Science
£39,635
The Environment Agency protects and improves the environment and makes it a better place for people and wildlife and supports sustainable development.

We are looking for a dedicated individual to work in our regulatory team in the West Midlands, 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. You will 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. You will 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.

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 any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your
application.
The post will be based in one of our three Regulatory Teams (Installations) in the West Midlands.

We regulate over 500 permitted industrial and complex waste processes in the rural and urban areas of central England. These permits
are in a range of industrial sectors including chemicals, landfill, incineration, metals, and food and drink.

Our operational area covers the West Midlands Combined Authority and surrounding counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire,
Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire and North Gloucestershire.
We are 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 a 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 can 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.
This post could be based out of any Environment Agency Office within the West Midlands. The role is hybrid with at least 40% of the time away from home at the offices or sites. You will be required to hold a full UK driving licence and be willing to travel across the West Midlands Area. A vehicle will be made available for business travel in line with our travel policy.

Interviews will be held week commencing 4th March.

For further details please contact Michelle Pardoe by email on michelle.pardoe@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Everyone that joins us is required to undertake training and participate in incident response duties when the need to respond arises. Further information on incident response can be found within your candidate pack.

25/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Legislative Knowledge
Definition - Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.

Please note that the answer to the question below will be used for interview selection.

Please provide an example of a time where you have had to review a Waste Assessment for a mirror entry waste, in line with WM3. What did you have to consider, to ensure that the correct classification was reached?
Securing Compliance
Definition - Secures compliance of individuals and organisations with permits and legislation.

Please note that the answer to the question below will be used for interview selection.

Please provide an example of a time that you have applied your hazardous waste technical and legislative knowledge to
change a customer’s behaviour and secure compliance with a permit or legislation. Why was this important?
Communicates Effectively
Definition – Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively, Listens and questions to understand and engage.

Please note that the answer to the question below will be used for interview selection.

Please provide an example of a time that you have conveyed hazardous waste technical information to another officer that enabled them to deal with hazardous wastes effectively. How did you know your communication had been effective?.
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 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.