Environmental Principal Permitting Officer Installations – G6 - 23599

Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Part Time Term Time, Compressed Hours
Environment & Sustainability, Geography
£46,374 - £56,187
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, highly motivated individuals to join our National Permitting Service (NPS) teams. During your time with us you’ll help create a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment.

As a Principal Permitting Officer in the NPS you will have a technical leadership role, with no line management responsibility. 

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
• Maintaining a high level of technical understanding in existing and new technologies
• Determining applications for bespoke complex permit applications. 

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 nationally and in friendly, helpful and supportive teams.
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 are likely to be working closely with industrial sector groups, alongside colleagues from across the business.
Please 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 junior staff
• Excellent communication skills building strong relationships with your customers
• IT skills including experience of working with data, managing information and using tools like Word, Excel and specialist digital tools relevant to your job.

Whilst relevant work experience would be an advantage, it’s less important than key transferrable skills and personal qualities we’re looking for. Experience of environmental permitting isn’t essential; however, we’re looking for candidates with a genuine passion for the environment, who are keen to protect it by regulating damaging activities.

Please read our candidate pack for details on How to Apply.
Please read the attached candidate pack and if you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact:
Marcus Woodward
Email: marcus.woodward@environment-agency.gov.uk
Telephone: +447826993834

Phil Lamb
Email: phil.lamb@environment-agency.gov.uk
Telephone: +447768006148

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 an online platform such as MS Teams.

Interviews are scheduled to take place from the end of August 2022.

As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion. We also welcome applications for part-time hours.

21/08/2022, 23:55 hours

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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.

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.