Environmental Principal Permitting Officer Installations – G6 - 27796

East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Birmingham , Bristol , Canterbury , Exeter , Leeds , Newcastle , Nottingham , Preston , Reading , Sheffield , Warrington
Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time Term Time, Compressed Hours
Environment & Sustainability
£47,646 - £57,459
PLEASE NOTE – one position will be to support our Birmingham hub and require at least one day a week attendance to this office, the other can be based at any of our hub locations.

If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution. Together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change, and secure a better future for everyone.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to join our teams. During your time with us you’ll help create a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment.

You will be part of a diverse organisation that takes pride in welcoming applicants from all sections of the community, in line with our aim to be the top employer for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 

As a Principal Permitting Officer in the National Permitting Service you will have a technical leadership role, with no line management responsibility.  This is a very varied role, which draws upon a diverse range of transferable skills.  Working closely with others, you can expect to be involved in any of the following: 

• Providing specialist technical support to develop and maintain resilience across the organisation.
• Determining a range of complex environmental permit applications .
• Leading on projects such as permit review programmes or supporting the implementation of new legislation.
• Maintaining a high level of technical understanding in existing and new technologies and using this to increase the technical ability of  Permitting officers. 

You will develop and maintain good working relationships with internal colleagues in addition to external customers and partners. You’ll represent the Agency externally where appropriate and with consideration of the Agency’s goals and reputation. 

You’ll support your line manager by sharing responsibility for the technical ability of the team, making decisions on where improvement is required and implementing work to achieve this.
NPS work together across nationally and in friendly, helpful and supportive teams. You will be joining one of the Installations teams, offering support to permitting staff in your Centre, as well as colleagues in the other permitting hubs.   
You’ll be a key member of the Principal Permitting Officer Group, working alongside the Principal Permitting Team Leader Group, to deliver installations permitting. 

You will work closely with industrial sector groups, alongside colleagues from across the business.
Applying for this role is quick and easy! Just attach your CV and a Covering letter evidencing your technical experience as well as outlining you experience in the following areas:

• Managing your own time and workload and meeting performance targets related to you and your team.
• Being able to make and justify informed, timely decisions.
• Coaching and mentoring staff.
• Excellent communication skills the ability to build strong relationships with your customers.

Relevant scientific knowledge and work experience would be an advantage. Experience of environmental permitting isn’t essential; you’ll have some experience or interest in the environment and regulation. We’re looking for candidates with a genuine passion for the environment, who are keen to protect it by regulating damaging activities.

Your CV should be of no more than three A4 pages in length(Arial, 11pt), and your covering letter should be of no more than two A4 pages.
Please join the Installations Team for a Candidate Call on Thursday 12th October 2023 13:00pm – 13:30pm. If you wish to attend the Candidate Call, please contact marcus.woodward@environment-agency.gov.uk.

Please read the attached candidate pack and if you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the vacancy managers:

Marcus Woodward
Email: marcus.woodward@environment-agency.gov.uk
Telephone: +447826993834

Maxine Evans
Email: maxine.evans@environment-agency.gov.uk
Telephone: +447802330187

If, at any stage, you have questions or problems with the recruitment system, please contact the recruitment team on 0845 241 5350 or email ea_recruitment@gov.sscl.com

All assessments and interviews will be carried out using the online platform MS Teams.

Interviews are scheduled to take place from mid November.

29/10/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
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.