Senior Technical Officer - 28616

All, Various
Various, All
Staff Grade 5
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 Senior Technical Officer role will be based in the International Waste Shipments Team (IWS) within Waste Regimes Operational Services (WROS) part of Operations Regulatory Services (ORS). We’re a national team with officers based across England, ensuring a consistent regulatory approach across the country.

As a department we ensure that companies are disposing of their waste correctly by enforcing government regulations – ‘right waste, right place’.

Find out about our wider team here -

As a Senior Technical Officer, you will:
Guide, advise and support team members on policies and practices to help resolve issues.
Provide specialist advice and support to internal teams and external partners to ensure compliance with policy and legislation.
Responsible for building technical resilience of the team, and sometimes wider, within a specified area of knowledge through mentoring and training.
Deal with confidential and sensitive information whilst keeping in line with data protection guidelines.
Developing and producing processes, procedures, and technical documentation to support management decisions.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and be 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.
WROS is a supportive and inclusive department that encourages our teams’ health, safety, wellbeing, and development. We aim to improve the quality of recycling and ensure waste entering and leaving the country is handled appropriately for recycling and recovery. We help to protect and improve the environment by regulating industry, ensuring compliance and eliminating illegal activities.
Key areas we regulate are: Packaging Waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Batteries and International Waste Shipments.
We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate:
• Proven experience, usually gained within a regulatory or technical expertise in the relevant field.
• A detailed understanding of relevant business practices and procedures to enable management of, or planning for, delivery across multidisciplinary teams.
• Required to understand, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders. Needs to understand the audience and communicate at the right level.

Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all training and support needed to succeed.
We offer an attractive and competitive benefits package including:
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 the Regulatory Officer role are expected to take place in March. They will take place in MS teams.
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. Some travelling for training and meetings in Sheffield and Warrington is expected.
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
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods, processes and without, compromising quality or accuracy.

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Coaches Others
Uses variety of methods, including direct instruction, coaching and feedback skills to help others to develop.

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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.

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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.

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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.