Regulatory Officer 1 - Investigations Support Officer - 28615

All, Various
Various, All
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Operational Delivery
Do you want to work for an organisation that values difference and includes everyone? Then the Environment Agency is the organisation for you! We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share.
The Regulatory Officer role will be based in one of our waste teams within Waste Regimes Operational Services (WROS) part of Operations Regulatory Services (ORS). We’re a national team with officers based across England.
As a department we ensure that companies are disposing of their waste correctly by enforcing government regulations – ‘right waste, right place’.
You will be key to delivering compliance and enforcement activity within your area of waste regulation, driving England’s circular economy.
Find out more about our wider team here -
As a Regulatory Officer, you will:
•Obtain witness statements, assist in the planning, preparation and delivery of Police & Criminal Evidence Act (1984) interviews under caution; conduct selected interviews and support with complex and hostile interviews including the compiling of casefiles for our legal teams
•Collate, analyse and use complex data to help make evidence-based decisions on regulation compliance.
•Deal with confidential and sensitive information whilst keeping in line with data protection.
•Maintaining the integrity of exhibits, providing support for the disclosure of material
•Undertake audit and enforcement work, either in the field or desk-based
Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. Full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role. This may attract an additional payment.
Please see the candidate pack for further information.
The team consists of an Investigation Manager, 2 Team Leader, 4 Senior Investigators, a Senior Enforcement Officer and 6 Investigations Support Officers.

We work closely with WROS and the wider agency, providing support to team members.

Team responsibilities include:

• Provide advice, guidance & training in relation to enforcement activities.
• Intelligence development & reporting.
• Risk profiling.
• Investigate and prosecute offenders through disruption or criminal proceedings.
• Reporting on performance and current issues/trends.
You will ideally have experience in an investigatory or regulatory role and demonstrate:

•A good understanding of intelligence, how to interpret and use it appropriately.
•Sound knowledge of Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (1996) & Police & Criminal Evidence Act (1984 )is desirable.
•A confident communicator who can convey information and ideas clearly
•Experience of obtaining witness statements, disclosure, handling exhibits, and knowledge of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000) is desirable.
•Excellent influencing skills and success in developing good relations in complex environments.
•Great team work to support colleagues achieve common goals
•Experience of producing accurate reports; collation, analysis and interpretation of data using Microsoft Office.
•Ability to manage multiple demands on time in a prioritised manner to achieve outcomes and deliver against plans.
We offer an attractive and competitive benefits package:
A fantastic pension scheme, competitive salary, flexible working and a starting annual leave allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata). For more information please see the candidate pack.
Interviews for these roles are expected to take place in person in Preston, Birmingham and Bristol in March.
You will need to be comfortable with working in a dispersed team. The Environment Agency utilise a hybrid working approach, including office and home working. Regular cross country travel will be expected as part of the role to carry out work duties, attend training and meetings.
We may use the outcomes from this recruitment for future vacancies within the next 6 months.
For an informal discussion please contact

05/03/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Illegal Activity Detection and Enforcement
Uses Intelligence to detect suspected illegal activities. Instigates and carries out enforcement action where illegal activities have been detected.

Tell us about an occasion when you have used intelligence to detect illegal activity.
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.

Tell us about an occasion when you delivered an optimal solution by effectively analysing different sources of information.
Uses Initiative
Takes action before and/or beyond what is required, owning the outcome.

Tell us about an occasion when you have taken action over and above what is required to ensure that a task is performed efficiently and effectively.
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

Describe an occasion when you have collected, analysed and interpreted sources of data for an investigative purpose.
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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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.